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, May 14th, 2011. The description is as it reads in the relevant linkfest.

  1. Jeremy Grantham is having a hard time finding cheap asset classes.  (Credit Writedowns)
  2. QE2 is ending.  Buy bonds.  (WSJ)
  3. QE3 anyone?  Short term Treasury rates have plunged.  (Crossing Wall Street)
  4. Don’t sell in May.  Switch in May.  (EconomPic Data)
  5. There a quant explanation for commodities underperformance.  (HedgeWorld)
  6. Pattern recognition and how traders master the markets.  (Investing With Options)
  7. On the long term importance of demographics to investing.  (Empirical Finance Blog)
  8. Global macro investors are having a tough time of things.  (Institutional Investor)
  9. The crack spread is “unstoppable.”  (FT Alphaville)
  10. Paulson wins again.  This time in Lehman Brothers bonds.  (WSJ)

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

  1. A wide-ranging edition of ARTV with Edward Harrison of Credit Writedowns fame.  (Abnormal Returns)
  2. Before Jim Cramer was JIM CRAMER he helped democratize the financial media.  (AR Screencast)
  3. The Skype acquisition is just another example of playing catch-up and malinvestment at Microsoft (MSFT).  (AR Screencast)
  4. Megacaps are cheaper than they have ever been. Is summer their time to shine?  (AR Screencast)

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