Another good week of posts including the following dozen for your perusal.  The following are the posts Abnormal Returns readers clicked on for the week ended on Friday, December 11th.  The description is as it read in that day’s linkfest:

  1. How to play ten investment themes for 2010.  (market folly)
  2. Has John Paulson taken his foot off the gas?  (Clusterstock)
  3. Are there better alternatives to gold as an inflation hedge?  (Bloomberg)
  4. Goldman Sachs (GS) is robbing the cradle for top trading talent.  (Daily Intel)
  5. High quality stocks are wicked cheap relative to junk stocks.  (NYTimes)
  6. The 10 strangest mutual funds.  (Fund My Mutual Fund)
  7. The market has gone absolutely nowhere in recent weeks.”  (Bespoke)
  8. What separates the best value investors from the rest?  (Simoleon Sense)
  9. The ultimate guide to becoming a quant.  (Simoleon Sense)
  10. Are you better off just following the top picks of hedge fund managers rather than paying them 2&20?  (World Beta)
  11. Expect more stories of woe from hedge fund managers who bet against a stock market rally in 2009.  (NYPost)
  12. The stocks are the “ultimate stock-pickers” buying and selling.  (Morningstar)

Just a couple additional Abnormal Returns-authored posts this week.

  1. Benchmarks matter.  Make sure you are not comparing investment apples to oranges.  (Abnormal Returns)
  2. Do-overs aren’t just for kids these days. The market rally in 2009 gives investors an opportunity to fix some mistakes.  (Abnormal Returns)

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