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, January 8th, 2011. The description is as it reads in the relevant linkfest.

  1. The year in the VIX.  (VIX and More)
  2. Six reasons most traders fail.  (The Reformed Broker)
  3. The five ways to make money in finance.  (EconLog)
  4. Scott Adams, “The next big thing is recreational travel.”  (Dilbert Blog)
  5. Two Wall Street myths debunked.  (Mark Hulbert)
  6. “If you could eavesdrop on the inner monologue of your favorite trader it would profoundly disturb you.”  (Dynamic Hedge)
  7. Why you shouldn’t trust Wall Street’s stock picks.  (ROI)
  8. The farmland bull market illustrated.  (The Reformed Broker)
  9. John Paulson is still coining money.  (Clusterstock)
  10. A rundown of the worst playoff teams, ever.  (FiveThirtyEight)

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

  1. ARTV on the benefits of financial blogging.  (Abnormal Returns)
  2. High dividend yields on big pharma attract investors, but do they also represent a trap as well?  (AR Screencast)
  3. On the benefits of blogging for the trader/investor.  (Abnormal Returns)
  4. Why isn’t the Euro already a lot lower?  (AR Screencast)
  5. Growing fears that higher gasoline prices could slow the nascent economic recovery.  (AR Screencast)
  6. Most analysts are looking for lower home prices in 2011, but homebuilders are rallying.  What gives?  (AR Screencast)
  7. A review of capital market returns in 2010 and an appreciation of portfolio re-balancing.  (AR Screencast)

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