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Quote of the day

E.S. Browning, “Mr. Bernanke’s challenge is to move the Fed back to a more normal role in financial markets and the economy, while avoiding the disastrous errors of 1936 and 1937.”  (MoneyBeat)

Chart of the day


The US market has been ignoring unhappy economic surprises.  (Charts etc.)


Bullish sentiment falls again.  (Bespoke)

Are emerging markets telling us something?  (The Reformed Broker)

High dividend stocks still seem expensive.  (LearnBonds)

Check out the stunning move in REITs.  (chessNwine)


Pay attention when female directors buy stock.  (Buttonwood)

Three tips to help avoid the easy trap of buying high.  (Bucks Blog)

Value investors can benefit from The Art of Value Investing: How the World’s Best Investors Beat the Market.  (Aleph Blog)

Business models

Can anyone make money on home grocery delivery?  (Slate)

Will books eventually move towards a Netflix ($NFLX)-type model?  (Marketwatch)


Just how big a deal are new rules for the prime money market fund industry?  (Dealbreaker)

High frequency trading is losing its profitability.  (Businessweek)

Regulators are increasingly focusing on dark pools.  (WSJ)

Six big Wall Street memoir cliches in The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess .  (BuzzFeed)


Investors continue to shift towards low cost, core ETFs.  (IndexUniverse)

Will credit default swap ETFs take off?  (Sober Look)

The cost of high mutual fund fees.  (NPR via Carpe Diem)


Initial weekly unemployment claims dropped.  (Calculated Risk, Capital Spectator)

Falling inflation expectations are going to make things more complicated for the Fed.  (Economist’s View)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Hurry for a chance to win some recently published finance books.  (Abnormal Returns)

Social finance

What can you get out of StockTwits?  (Thoughtful Bull)

The Estimize community keeps growing.  (Inside Investor Relations)

Mixed media

Why MLB needs suspend Biogenesis clientele.  (The Daily Beast)

Reading health-related news will make you feel sick.  (Fast Company)

This is your brain on coffee.  (Well)

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