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, July 16th, 2011. The description is as it reads in the relevant linkfest.

  1. Five behavioral mistakes you likely just made.  (Old School Value)
  2. The bull trap illustrated.  (Market Anthropology)
  3. Why Americans feel so poor.  (Federal Reserve via Atlantic Business)
  4. In case you weren’t already scared, here are fifteen more reasons to be worried.  (market folly)
  5. Sometimes it is the boring stocks that generate the best returns over time.  (Crossing Wall Street)
  6. The “smartest man in Europe” is gloomy.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)
  7. MBAs killed the US economy.  (Time)
  8. Another look at the performance of the “magic formula.”  (Empirical Finance Blog)
  9. Why Gatorade works.  (The Frontal Cortex)
  10. Izabella Kaminska, “ETFs are only cheap for one reason. Because providers want to attract your capital so as to use it for themselves in ancillary activities.”  (FT Alphaville)

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

  1. If trading is a small business then traders need to manage all of their expenses including taxes and commissions.  (AR Screencast)
  2. Charles Schwab ($SCHW) validates trends in the retail investment business when they do acquisitions.  (AR Screencast)
  3. Book announcement and giveaway.  (Abnormal Returns)

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