The carry trade is back.  (WSJ)

Is your mutual fund manager trading too much?  (Morningstar earlier Abnormal Returns)

How to trade the VIX.  (VIX and More)

The stocks that are up the most post-Lehman Brothers.  (Bespoke)

“In many ways, it’s not even clear that [Warren] Buffett could replicate his own success if he started out today.”  (The Atlantic also Tech Ticker)

“Managing a portfolio of TIPS, or any other portfolio, doesn’t jettison the arithmetic of active management.”  (Capital Spectator)

Breaking down the world of algorithmic trading strategies.  (Scott Locklin)

Synthetic ETFs and the tilt toward institutional investors.  (FT Alphaville)

Are shipping stocks a good portfolio diversifier?  (All About Alpha)

Pension funds are backing away from equities.  (Atlantic Business)

Dole’s offering will be a good bellwether for other LBOs looking to re-equitise.”  (Breakingviews)

Despite the evidence the SEC feels it need to restrict short sales.  (NYTimes)

Options backdating was more widespread than earlier thought.  (WSJ also Clusterstock)

Good news.  Housing starts are down. (EconomPic Data, Calculated Risk)

On the search for new and better (and offbeat) economic indicators.  (BBC News via Alea)

Chronic stress, like that found in an economic crisis, can re-wire your brain.  (The Money Game)

Just because you are rich doesn’t mean you are financially literate.  (Felix Salmon)

A profile of the “productive narcissist” that is Steve Jobs.  (Times Online also Secret Diary of Steve Jobs)

Embracing a new era of bulls**t-free blogging.  (MarketSci Blog)

Happy sixth blogiversary to Michelle Leder.  (

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