Thanks for checking in with us this weekend.  Here are the items our readers clicked most frequently on Abnormal Returns for the week ended Saturday, December 21st, 2013. The description reads as it does in the relevant linkfest:

  1. The best performing stocks of 2014 will come from an industry very few people expect.”  (Ivanhoff Capital)
  2. Ten dividend stocks the ultimate stock pickers are buying.  (Morningstar)
  3. Two of the best performing asset classes since 2008 are surprising.  (The Short Side of Long)
  4. Carl Icahn of Icahn Partners ($IEP) played us all for fools in 2013.  (Howard Lindzon)
  5. Joshua Brown, “I sure hope the US stock market pauses or corrects soon – because otherwise it’s going to be a complete and total permabear massacre.”  (The Reformed Broker)
  6. Buffett vs. Asness: on defining investment risk.  (Turnkey Analyst)
  7. Closed-end funds are on year-end sale.  (Focus on Funds)
  8. For everyone who thinks we are in a bubble: some stories for 1999.  (Joe Fahmy)
  9. Rick Ferri, “Multi-factor investing isn’t for tourist investors. The strategy requires die-hard discipline, which means a complete understanding of all risks.”  (Rick Ferri)
  10. You are likely holding too much cash in your portfolio.  (Barry Ritholtz)

What other stuff you may have missed on the site this week:

  1. On the recent popularity of investment checklists.  (Abnormal Returns)
  2. Two blog heavyweights weight in on the “death of the blog.”  (Abnormal Returns)
  3. Simplicity ain’t easy, but what’s the alternative?  (Abnormal Returns)

Thanks for checking in with Abnormal Returns. You can follow us on StockTwits and Twitter.