Thanks for checking in with us this weekend.  Here are the items our readers clicked most frequently on Abnormal Returns Now and Abnormal Returns Classic for the week ended Friday, July 16th.  Where applicable the description is as it reads in the relevant linkfest:

Abnormal Returns Now:

  1. What are VIX futures telling us about October?  (FT Alphaville)
  2. How Google (GOOG) could overtake Apple (AAPL) in smartphones.  (Barron’s)
  3. Why I hate shorting stocks.  (Joe Fahmy)
  4. This is what deflation looks like.  (Minyanville)
  5. Banks have trillions left to refinance over the next couple years.  (NYTimes)

Abnormal Returns Classic:

  1. What are VIX futures telling us about October?  (FT Alphaville)
  2. More evidence that EVERYTHING is correlated these days.  (Big Picture)
  3. Three new purchases from the “ultimate stock pickers.”  (Morningstar)
  4. What kind of market P/Es should we expect in a low interest rate environment?  (Trader’s Narrative)
  5. “Diary of a Very Bad Year: Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager”  sounds like a fun read.  (NYTimes)

We also had a handful of posts over at Abnormal Returns Classic:

  1. Tail risk, smooth returns and investor democracy.  (Abnormal Returns)
  2. Abnormal Returns TVwith Josh Brown of The Reformed Broker.  (Abnormal Returns)
  3. Screencasts for the week. (Abnormal Returns)

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