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, September 3rd.  Where applicable the description is as it reads in the relevant linkfest.

Abnormal Returns Now:

  1. Obituaries for the P/E ratio are premature.  (Crossing Wall Street)
  2. State default risk.  (Bespoke)
  3. Peak Oil and the German government.  (Spiegel Online)
  4. Did the P/E ratio ever work?  (Pragmatic Capitalism)
  5. Should we listen to Mohamed El-Erian’s op-eds?  (Felix Salmon)

Abnormal Returns Classic:

  1. James Montier, “In essence, the [bond] market is implying a 70% probability that the US turns Japanese.” (Behavioural Investing)
  2. The 220-year bull market in bonds.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)
  3. Should we listen to Mohamed El-Erian’s op-eds?  (Felix Salmon)
  4. Is the “cult of equity” dead and buried?  (FT Alphaville)
  5. Check out the performance of the “secret sauce.”  (EconomPic Data)

We also had a few posts over at Abnormal Returns Classic:

  1. Noise, economic indicators and human action.  (Abnormal Returns)
  2. How has the IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF (MNA) done in its first nine months of existence?  (Abnormal Returns)
  3. Abnormal Returns TV with David Merkel.  (Abnormal Returns)

Screencasts for the week that was:

  1. Friday: Liquidity patience and the value of dividends.  (AR Screencast)
  2. Thursday:  Economic pessimists have some explaining to do.  (AR Screencast)
  3. Wednesday:  Forex trading is booming.  In search of a pure-play.  (AR Screencast)
  4. Tuesday:  Some smart hedge fund managers think Microsoft (MSFT) stock is cheap.  But is it cheap for a reason?  (AR Screencast)
  5. Monday:  Analyst reaction to better earnings indicative of gloomy sentiment.  (AR Screencast)

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