Thanks for checking in with us this weekend.  Here are the items our readers clicked most frequently on  Abnormal Returns for the week ended Saturday, October 23rd.  Where applicable the description is as it reads in the relevant linkfest.

  1. Courtney Comstock, “So we know Bridgewater is killing it this year, but have absolutely no idea how they’re doing it.”  (Clusterstock)
  2. The past twelve years in one (real yield) chart.  (Crossing Wall Street)
  3. The bull market in gold, in one chart.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)
  4. Banks, like the airlines, have never made money.  (Big Picture)
  5. Four conditions that indicate the stock market should be higher.  (Trader’s Narrative)
  6. How does one bet on the “d-process“?  (Pragmatic Capitalism)
  7. A visual tour of Chicago, the derivatives capital of the world.  (Chicago Sean)
  8. Jason Zweig, “Why do powerful people with so much to lose push so hard to squeeze out a little more gain for themselves?”  (WSJ)
  9. Josh Brown, “The free money game for the banks has been a holocaust for savers and the elderly.  It’s also been the most despicable corporate giveaway in American History.” (The Reformed Broker)
  10. Some more detail on how Bridgewater Associates killed it this year.  (WSJ)

We also had a number of items on Abnormal Returns this week:

  1. ARTV with Chicago Sean.  (Abnormal Returns)
  2. A look at how Bridgewater Associates racked up big returns YTD betting on the ‘d-process.’  (AR Screencast)
  3. On the benefits of comparing and contrasting stocks within and across industries.  (AR Screencast)
  4. It doesn’t take much to spark a rally in an oversold market.  The case of the US dollar.  (AR Screencast)
  5. Just as things got too bearish in late August, expectations about QE2 may be getting traders a tad too bullish.  (AR Screencast)

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