Quote of the day

Brett Steenbarger, “True confidence comes, not from believing that you must be right, but from knowing that you can survive and even thrive if you’re dead wrong.”  (TraderFeed)

Chart of the day

Why managed futures are such a tough sell at the moment.  (Attain Capital)


The tape is not well…”  (Phil Pearlman)

Investors are pouring money back into emerging markets funds.  (Business Insider)

The junk bond market is getting frothy.  (The Reformed Broker)

The correction seems to be a stock market-only affair.  (Bloomberg)

How experienced traders approach a “crazy market.”  (TraderFeed)

Investors are going to focus on earnings this week.  (A Dash of Insight)


A sign that the robo-advisors are on to something.  (NYTimes)

Why it’s a good idea to hold momentum stocks alongside value stocks.  (Jason Zweig)

A quick primer on portfolio correlations.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)


Amazon ($AMZN) is reportedly getting into the smartphone business.  (WSJ)

Why IAC/Interactive ($IACI) values Tinder so highly.  (Wired)

How Google ($GOOG) became a big player in Washington.  (Washington Post)


Michael Lewis has “hit a nerve” with Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt.  (Salon)

How to make HFT “irrelevant.”  (The Atlantic)

The SEC was asleep at the wheel as HFT went mainstream.  (WashingtonPost)


Five reasons Greece was able to (so easily) issue bonds this week.  (Felix Salmon)


Are speculative bubbles a good thing for the economy?  (Rational Irrationality)

The farmland boom has run out of steam.  (Marketwatch)

A look back at the economic week that was.  (Bonddad Blog, Big Picture)

The economic schedule for the coming week.  (Calculated Risk, Turnkey Analyst)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Four building blocks for investment success.  (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed meida

Why you should bet on people “prematurely.”  (Hunter Walk)

Why you should train your people: a big lesson learned from Ben Horowitz’s The Hard Thing About Hard Things. (Jeff Matthews)

On the importance of leaders who “understand the human condition.”  (Om Malik)

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