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 31st.  Where applicable the description is as it reads in the relevant linkfest.

  1. Sometimes you just have to take a shot.  It may just work out.  (The Reformed Broker)
  2. Exponential growth rate of US stocks since 1871.  (Visualizing Economics)
  3. A money manager that seems to have put academic research to good use.  (Insider Monkey)
  4. Using Warren Buffett’s favorite valuation indicator stocks are modestly overvalued.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)
  5. What is the #1 reason start-ups fail?  (Information Arbitrage )
  6. Whenever you find amateurs in large numbers a bubble may be brewing.  (Modeled Behavior)
  7. The long bond breaks support.  (Bespoke)
  8. Translating Grantham’s recommendations into action. (Money Game)
  9. The cloud computing revolution is happening far faster than imagined.  (The Reformed Broker)
  10. David Merkel, “Play to win, yes, but even more, play to survive, so that you can play longer.”  (Aleph Blog)

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

  1. Social networks, bubbles and the propagation of market memes.  (Abnormal Returns)
  2. Abnormal Returns TV with Mebane Faber.  (Abnormal Returns)
  3. How much stock should investors put into seasonal effects like the Halloween/Sell in May indicator?  (AR Screencast)
  4. Rare earth metals get their own ETF, the Market Vectors Rare Earth/Strategic Metals ETF (REMX).  (AR Screencast)
  5. Would we still be talking about Warren Buffett today if he had run Berkshire like a hedge fund?  (AR Screencast)
  6. Why companies like IBM (IBM) are likely to continue buy back shares.  (AR Screencast)
  7. Are there any catalysts on the horizon to get Microsoft (MSFT) stock moving?  (AR Screencast)

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