What happens after the S&P 500 is down five months in a row? (Bespoke Investment Group)

Is gold’s run coming to an end? (Crossing Wall Street)

The BRIC trade becomes a bit of a downer. (Infectious Greed also Bespoke Investment Group)

Will more rapid economic growth spare the emerging markets from a wider bear market? (FT Alphaville)

Will Lehman Bros. (LEH) be able to shake the shorts? (WSJ.com, Market Movers, Deal Journal, Prince of Wall Street)

Is private equity just a “scam” that utilizes leverage to fool investors? (naked capitalism)

The blueprint to a better financial regulatory system is a bit blurry. (NakedShorts, Big Picture, Silicon Alley Insider)

Marking to market in a time of panic. (Dash of Insight)

Is the abolition of the uptick rule to blame for recent market volatility? (WSJ.com, Daily Options Report, MarketBeat)

Margin of safety and the fate of two prominent investors. (Aleph Blog)

When two funds are better than one. (IndexUniverse.com)

When might the Chinese economy cool off? (Calculated Risk)

When will we know if the credit crisis is over? (Deal Journal)

Will the seize up of the auction rate securities market hurt start-ups? (Silicon Alley Insider)

How far will the housing prices fall? (Econbrowser)

Do we need more skilled immigration? (Mankiw Blog, Market Movers, Asymmetrical Information)

How to help immunize your blog against so-called ‘scraping.’ (Blog Herald)

On the illusion of streaks. (Frontal Cortex)

Who will win the World Series? Prediction markets weigh in. (Odd Numbers)

Do you want to receive every Abnormal Returns post via e-mail? You are a simple sign-up away.