Thanks for checking in with us this weekend.  Here are the items readers clicked most frequently on both Abnormal Returns Now and Abnormal Returns Classic for the week ended Friday, May 14th.  Where applicable the description is as it reads in the relevant linkfest (* represent repeats from last week.):

Abnormal Returns Now:

  1. The European crisis is fundamentally due to the misguided currency union.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)
  2. The simplest explanation of the crash:  people stopped buying stocks.  (Business Insider)
  3. Did a big bet trigger the flash crash?  (WSJ)
  4. Investors are mistaken if they think of Euro TARP will necessarily work.  (TheStreet)
  5. Howard Marks:  bonds are back in fashion.  (Fortune)
  6. The burden of being Nouriel Roubini.  (Clusterstock)
  7. Insiders have scaled back their selling. (Marketwatch)
  8. Short covering or oversold bounce?  (Bespoke)
  9. Updating the 1987 crash comparison.  (Afraid to Trade)
  10. Heavy volume suggests this correction is important.  (Big Picture)

Abnormal Returns Classic:

  1. How to play Pimco’s gloomy market outlook.  (Felix Salmon)
  2. Ten things David Rosenberg is worried about.  (FT Alphaville)
  3. Ten reasons to buy bonds. (market folly)
  4. A look at the wild week ahead.  (A Dash of Insight)
  5. Some technical reasons for a market bounce.  (Trader’s Narrative)
  6. Everyone hates the Euro.  (MarketBeat)
  7. Forget “flash crash” here is the real worry.  (WSJ)*
  8. Individual investors should quit their moaning.  Times have never been better.   (Kid Dynamite)
  9. The most succinct explanation we have seen on what happened on Thursday.  (Planet Money)
  10. Is the Warren Buffett-bubble ready to burst?  (Bloomberg)*

In addition there were a handful of Abnormal Returns-authored post this week:

  1. The forthcoming golden age of stock-picking.  (Abnormal Returns contra Felix Salmon)
  2. The momentum paradox.  (Abnormal Returns)
  3. Slicing the ETF pie ever thinner.  (Abnormal Returns)

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