Quote of the day

Rob Hanna, “A theme I have found in my research is that persistent uptrends rarely end abruptly.”  (Quantifiable Edges)

Chart of the day

The February ISM Manufacturing Index shows continued growth.  (Calculated Risk also EconomPic Data, MarketBeat)


Are economic releases behind the strong first day of the month effect?  (Bespoke)

Volatility derivatives as a source of volatility.  (FT Alphaville)

Gold has quietly rallied back to its recent highs.  (Bespoke)


What one TAA model is saying.  (MarketSci Blog)

Dow 36,000:  what went wrong?  Everything, including the theory.  (Marketwatch)

What neuroscience tells us about the “steps to mastery.”  (SMB Training, ibid)

Some lessons learned when it comes to managing other people’s money.  (The Minimalist Trader)

Berkshire Hathaway

A critical look at Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) and its ultimate risks.  (Aleph Blog)

A Buffett shopping list.  (WSJ also market folly)

Buffett is a bull on America, our exports that is.  (Curious Capitalist)

Warren Buffett fancies himself an options expert.  (Musings on Markets)


The insider trading scandal reaches Goldman Sachs (GS).  (Dealbook, Term Sheet)

What effect would having to collect sales tax have on Amazon (AMZN)?  (Atlantic Wire)

Why JP Morgan (JPM) chose Chris Sacca as their guide to the social media landscape.  (Dealbook)

Microsoft (MSFT) won’t have a viable tablet until 2012.  (SAI)

Why would you want to own an airline in a time of rising fuel prices?  (Confessions of a Macro Contrarian)


FocusShares looks to set some new lows in ETF pricing.  (IndexUniverse)

Are ETFs settlement failures something to worry about?  (FT Alphaville, IndexUniverse)

Bummer. FundAlarm.com is shutting down.  (FundAlarm)


Japan’s equity market has garnered inflows as investors pull back from the emerging markets.  (FT Alphaville)

Egypt’s stock market is NOT reopening this week.  (beyondbrics also ETFdb, Random Roger)

A Middle East divergence.  (Money Game, ibid)

The Swedish krona and the benefits of staying out of the Euro.  (The Source)

Price-to-rent ratios continue to rise in Australia.  (Free exchange)


Some questions for Ben Bernanke.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Manufacturing activity by country.  (Real Time Economics)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Checking in on the state of the bond market.  (AR Screencast)

Our Tuesday morning live link look-in.  (Abnormal Returns)

Jeff Matthews talks about the market, Apple (AAPL), Berkshire Hathaway and Sears Holdings (SHLD).  (Abnormal Returns)


What to expect from litigation surrounding Michael LewisThe Big Short.  (naked capitalism, Felix Salmon)

Debunking the five-second rule.  (NYTimes)

The VW Bus is back!  (Carpe Diem)

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