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 29th, 2011. The description is as it reads in the relevant linkfest.

  1. Josh Brown, “Stop everything and watch Egypt.” (The Reformed Broker)
  2. IQ and stock market participation.  (Journal of Finance)
  3. It is time for the “global gorillas” to shine.  (WSJ)
  4. A world valuation heat map.  (Seeking Delta)
  5. Barron’s still has got the ability to move stocks on Monday morning.  (The Reformed Broker)
  6. How a hedge fund raked it in 2009-10 by betting against a refinancing wave.  (Clusterstock)
  7. Hints of volatility in quant strategies.  (FT Alphaville)
  8. Mean reversion at work:  country stock market performance in 2011.  (Bespoke)
  9. Jim Simon speaks.  (Infectious Greed)
  10. On the relationship between Google searches and stock performance.  (Journal of Finance)
  11. [tie] WTI vs. Brent:  whom to believe?  (the research puzzle)
  12. [tie] You can’t understand Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) unless you understand the role of leverage in its returns.  (GuruFocu)

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

  1. Do we make the asset allocation process more complicated than it needs to be?  (AR Screencast)
  2. We talk ’sideways markets’ on ARTV with Vitaliy Katsenelson.  (Abnormal Returns)
  3. Consensus asset allocations, and by extension target date funds, haven’t provided investors much benefit of late.  (AR Screencast)
  4. Hedge fund herding and the decline in US listings.  (Abnormal Returns)
  5. Bond ETFs are not bonds.  (Abnormal Returns)
  6. The muni bond market bounces as their defenders come out in force.  (AR Screencast)
  7. What’s next for macro investors now that high correlations seem to be breaking down?  (AR Screencast)

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