Abnormal Returns is on a bit of a hiatus this week but here are some links we think are worth a further look. Good luck to everyone out there affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Stuff worth noting from yesterday

David Rosenberg, “Cash may be the ultimate in capital preservation but it earns you nothing. In a zero return environment – notwithstanding all the financial, economic and geopolitical uncertainties – cash is not king. What is king, however, is cash flow.”  (FT)

US stock and bond markets are set to open today as questions linger about disaster preparedness.  (WSJ, ibid)

A look at the week ahead.  (A Dash of Insight)

Traders have just a short window to close out the month.  (Bloomberg)

Yes, Virginia fund managers really engage in month-end price manipulation.  (Turnkey Analyst)

Why a “flight path” asset allocation beats age-based schemes.  (Rick Ferri)

The more things change the more they stay the same: investing lessons from the 18th century.  (Total Return)

Self-directed IRAs are being used for all sorts of alternative investments including questionable franchise deals.  (Dealbook)

The stock market is not the economy.  (SSRN via @jasonzweigwsj)

ProShares is joining the ETF self-indexing route.  (IndexUniverse)

Is an ETF price war brewing in Europe?  (FT)

The Case-Shiller numbers show a continued rebound in house prices.  (Money Game)

Disney ($DIS) buys Lucasfilm the studio that brought you the Star Wars franchise.  (Dealbook, The Exchange)

Mosserberg (and others) on the new Apple ipad Mini.  (AllThingsD, Daring Fireball, TheTechBlock)

Why don’t we tip content creators?  (Pando Daily)

Backup generators are the new must-have accessory for the 1%.  (The Daily Beast)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Hedge funds are the rock stars of the investment world…for now.  (Abnormal Returns)

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