More questions than answers behind the huge SocGen trading fiasco. (DealBook)

Did the ‘rogue trader‘ induce the Fed to panic? (Big Picture, Jeff Matthews)

Or was the Fed simply ‘on the case.’  (A Dash of Insight)

Bailout or buyout for the monoline bond insurers? (naked capitalism, ibid)

The unraveling of the flat Treasury yield curve. (Crossing Wall Street)

“(T)here’s no getting around the fact that Treasuries are priced for something approximating perfection in future inflation.” (Capital Spectator)

“(P)ast performance is significantly indicative of future performance among bond mutual funds.” (CXO Advisory Group)

Hedge funds showing an uncomfortably high correlation with the global equity markets. (Humble Student of the Markets, DealBook)

“(Y)ou have to know what your edge is before taking a trade.” (Afraid to Trade)

Successful day traders undertake a continual development process. (TraderFeed)

Gambling on the new gaming ETF. (ETF Trends,

Are investment consultants properly equipped to analyze hedge funds? (

What if they threw a recession and nobody came? (FT Alphaville)

Housing becoming, every so slightly, more affordable. (Infectious Greed)

Why will eventually go free. “In the age of the internet, reading a newspaper has become a social activity.” (Market Movers)

Financial bloggers attempt to add that value-added component, and the ones who actually do are successful and the ones who don’t are not.” (Zero Beta)

The optimal frequency of blog posts. (

Mr. Harford has a knack for explaining economic principles and problems in plain language and, even better, for making them fun.” (

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