Quote of the day

Richard C. Morais, “The value in travel — as in investing — is rarely found in the clogged main thoroughfares but in quiet side streets where few travelers care to go.”  (Barron’s)

Chart of the day

Subtle signs that a trend change may be in the works.  (Dynamic Hedge)


The “dividend cliff” is just another excuse for management to not pay higher dividends.  (Jason Zweig)

China is once again a leading stock market.  (dshort)

Small caps are underperforming.   (Bespoke)

So much for the inevitable bond bear market.  (Market Montage)


On the dangers of paying up for a “fashionable” stock.  (research puzzle pix)

Seven attributes of great traders gleaned from the movie, Seven Days in Utopia.  (StockCharts Blog)

A podcast with John Del Vecchio author of What’s Behind The Numbers: A Guide To Exposing Financial Chicanery & Avoiding Huge Losses In Your Portfolio.  (MartinKronicle)

Investing rules

More investing rules from Barry Ritholtz.  (Washington Post)

Questions to ask before investing in an ETF-managed portfolios.  (Jason Zweig)


Why the Fall of 2012 is so crucial to the future of Microsoft ($MSFT).  (Pando Daily)

Why did Workday ($WKDY) soar on its debut?  (Quartz, AllThingsD)


The job of a bond trader is much more complicated these days.  (Reuters)

Another, more favorable look, at the returns of angel investors.  (TechCrunch)

Sheila Bair’s argument that the bailouts “made money” is worth a read.  (Rajiv Sethi)

Why we need to pursue a simpler financial system.  (Tim Harford)


US crude oil production is at a 17-year high.  (Carpe Diem)

The ECRL WLI is suspiciously correlated with the S&P 500.  (dshort)

Are Obama and Romney all that far apart on the economy?  (NYTimes)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

What you missed in our Saturday long form linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Top clicks this week on the site.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

The media can no longer just report, it has to “amplify” as well.  (GigaOM)

Why the price of 7″ tablets is headed towards $0.  (Time)

As a viewer you should be worried about the future of Hulu.  (TechCrunch)

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