Quote of the day

Ben Carlson, “Admitting you don’t have it all figured out (and never will) can be an enlightening event for an investor because it frees you up to focus only on what is within your control and ignore those areas which is out of your control.”  (A Wealth of Common Sense)


Four contrarian trade suggestions.  (Humble Student)

Should the Fed be giving investment advice?  (Musings on Markets)

Not all fiduciaries put their clients’ interests first: the case of “termination fees.”  (Jason Zweig)

A byproduct of any bull market is complacency.  (Brian Portnoy)

The myth of the passive investor.  (Alliance Bernstein)


Why traders should manage their energy not necessarily their time.  (TraderFeed)

Do you have the “rage to master” trading?  (Adam Grimes)

How emotional temperament affects trading success.  (TraderFeed)


Apple ($AAPL) has acquired BookLamp, the “Pandora for books.”  (TechCrunch, GigaOM)

Why writers are leaving the big publishers for self-publishing: money.  (Business Insider)


Verizon ($VZ) doesn’t want power wireless users.  (TechCrunch)

What happens to realtors if Zillow ($Z) and Trulia ($TRLA) merge?  (WSJ)


Tax inversions are the hot new special situation for investors.  (WSJ , ibid)

Charles Schwab ($SCHW) could be getting into the robo-advisor space.  (InvestmentNews)


America needs truck drivers.  (Business Insider)

The fourteen most important charts from the past week on the global economy.  (Quartz)

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

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

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

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

Mixed media

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard turns the Apple iPad into the “perfect writing machine.”  (Medium)

Elon Musk talking with Stephen Colbert is a must-see for fanboys.  (Business Insider)

Why you should aspire to ‘time affluence.’  (Fast Company)

You can support Abnormal Returns by shopping at Amazon. Don’t forget to follow us on StockTwits and Twitter.