Quote of the day

John Bogle, “The cost matters hypothesis is all that is needed to explain why indexing works: gross return in the market as a whole, minus the costs of obtaining that return, equals the net return investors actually receive.”  (FT)

Chart of the day


The ten year Treasury yield and nominal GDP growth.  (Dr. Ed’s Blog)


Global corporate bond issuance has this month fallen to the lowest level in five year..”  (FT)

On the upside in corporate credit.  (Income Investing)


Why don’t investors pay up for quality stocks?  (SSRN, Falkenblog)

Know your real number: why we are all at-risk of price anchoring.  (Bucks Blog)

Rick Ferri, “There are two levels of fiduciary care. One is a legal standard and the other is a stewardship standard.”  (Rick Ferri)


Steve Ballmer was pushed (hard) out of Microsoft ($MSFT).  (AllThingsD)


Where are all the tech IPOs?  (WSJ)

How BATS and Direct Edge came together.  (Dealbook)

RIP, Muriel Siebert.  (NYTimes, WSJ)


As always keep an eye on China.  (Gavyn Davies)

How QE translated into hot money emerging market inflows.  (Sober Look)


Bill McBride, “Overall it appears the economy is poised for more growth over the next few years. ”  (Calculated Risk contra Bonddad Blog)

It’s hard for the economy to push forward with stagnant wages.  (WSJ)

This guy is the most qualified candidate for the Fed chair.  (Wonkblog)

Why financial innovation cannot decrease risk.  (MIT News via Economist’s View)

The geography of success.  (Econbrowser)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

What you may have missed in our Sunday linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

What Howard Lindzon reads.  (Howard Lindzon)

Ten business books that don’t suck including Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed.  (Big Picture)

Advance praise for Tim Harford’s new book The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run-or Ruin-an Economy.  (Tim Harford)

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