Quote of the day

Nancy Folbre, “Yet public corporations, which rose to dominance in the United States economy in the second half of the 20th century, are now waning in significance.” (Economix)

Chart of the day

Where’d all the daytime volatility go?  (MarketSci Blog)


Why market Fridays matter.  (UpsideTrader)

Where a TAA model stands going into September.  (MarketSci Blog)

Euro bonds

A US asset manager is the biggest holder of Irish bonds.  (FT)

Some investors are once again diving into Italian and Spanish bonds.  (WSJ)

The Spanish yield curve in steepened dramatically.  (Money Game)


Reading the ETF tea leaves.  (Ari Weinberg)

25% of US ETFs don’t have enough assets to be viable.  (FT)


The Euro recession is deepening.  (Sober Look)

European manufacturing is still in a funk.   (FT AlphavilleMarkit Economics)

Germans have “written off” Greece at this point.  (FT)

Companies are preparing for a potential Greek exit from the Euro.  (NYTimes)

The Chinese manufacturing contraction continues.  (WSJ, FT Alphaville)


What would open-ended quantitative easing look like?  (Tim Duy also Gavyn Davies)

How are hotels and restaurants holding up?  (Calculated Risk, CR)

Week in review/preview

Political rhetoric will increasingly dominate the markets.  (A Dash of Insight)

Where markets stand at week-end.  (Global Macro Monitor, ibid)

The economic schedule for the coming week.  (Calculated Risk)

A look back at the economic week that was.  (Bonddad Blog, Calculated Risk)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

The top ten books Abnormal Returns readers purchased in August.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

People love watching Cramer at 3 AM.  (Talking Biz News)

Tim Richards has a new e-book out that is worth a look: The Zeitgeist Investor.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

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