Thursday links: trader’s trap

30Apr09

Don’t fall into the “trader’s trap” with leveraged ETFs.  (Afraid to Trade)

Blog traffic indicates a fair amount of complacency building up out there.  (Big Picture)

What can we learn about investor sentiment by analyzing the news?  (Real Time Economics, The Big Money, Bespoke)

Five ways to build models with better risk-return characteristics. (MarketSci Blog)

A closer look at the “Sell in May” phenomenon.  (Bespoke, Investment Postcards)

A longer term look at the percentage of stocks trading above their 200 day moving averages.  (TraderFeed)

Just what happened in the trading of Dendreon (DNDN)?  (BusinessWeek.com also Peridot Capitalist)

Seven Buffett-inspired mutual funds worth a look.  (Morningstar.com)

Research into identifying overvalued stocks poised for a dramatic decline.  (CXO Advisory Group)

The U.S. is “swimming in natural gas.”  How might that change energy policy?  (WSJ.com)

A working model “oil to solar” explains how our energy consumption (and production) will likely change over time.  (Gregor.us)

Why some banks are reluctant to take part in “government largess“? (Baseline Scenario)

“We can segregate every tainted soul, break up every big bank and tighten every regulation. And the possibility, the probability, is that we’ll have to do it again someday.”  (Dealscape)

“While residential prices are important to watch, most of the residential story has already been told. The rest of the real estate story – good or bad – likely lies on the commercial side.”  (VIX and More)

Chrysler to enter bankruptcy. Does it have a future?  (WSJ.com, Felix Salmon, Atlantic Business, Curious Capitalist)

Pesky bondholders in GM and Chrysler muck things up by actually wanting what is due them under the law.  (DealBook, Clusterstock, Mankiw Blog, 24/7 Wall St.)

Are the ratings agencies now going overboard in their pessimism?  (Clusterstock also Big Picture)

Some measure of hope in the 1Q GDP figures.  (Econbrowser, Economix)

When will Larry Summers (amongst others) apologize for his role in the current crisis?  (Felix Salmon)

Nouriel Roubini makes Time’s list of the 100 most influential people.  (Time.com, Curious Capitalist)

Bronte Capital is reporting on a potentially juicy story.  (Zero Hedge)

Have the markets become too complacent about swine flu?  (naked capitalism, Economist.com)

How to survive the swine flu pandemic.  (Clusterstock, LiveScience.com)

Economics has much to learn from public health officials when it comes to dealing with pandemics.  (Economix)

A Who’s Who of Financial Bloggers.  (The Reformed Broker)

Horse racing just can’t seem to kick the drug habit.  (NYTimes.com)

Have we overlooked an interesting post in the investment blogosphere? If so, feel free to drop Abnormal Returns a line.

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