Friday links: lottery ticket trading

05Jun09

Documenting the surge in “lottery ticket” trading.  (Sentiment’s Edge also tangentially related A Dash of Insight)

Insider buying is virtually nonexistent.  (Pragmatic Capitalist)

Volatility is back in the Treasury market.”  (WSJ)

I don’t believe that there is Smart Money in stock markets. I do believe there is dumb money galore.”  (Howard Lindzon)

“In sum, if enough people pay attention to the 200 day moving average, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts.”  (VIX and More)

For traders, being right is overrated.  (Abnormal Returns also Aleph Blog)

“(T)rying to extrapolate a big-picture global macroeconomic forecast from a relatively short-term movement in emerging-market stock indices is a fool’s game.”   (Felix Salmon)

Can’t get enough emerging markets exposure?  Don’t fret, a new Peru ETF is on the way.  (greenfaucet)

Gold market timers are a tad too bullish.  (Barron’s)

Is the rise in commodity prices in actuality a good sign for the global economy?  (Economist, MarketBeat)

Carl Icahn is on a roll.  (FT Alphaville)

In defense of the Coppock Guide.  (Trader’s Narrative)

Hedging out the risk when your hedge fund investment is “gated.” (SSRN)

Examining momentum in the REIT market.  (SSRN)

Thirty year mortgage rates are up some 50bp from the bottom.  (Bespoke, Calculated Risk)

Surprise or not, another weak employment report.  (Calculated Risk, Crossing Wall Street, Curious Capitalist)

Unemployment claims will come down at some point due in part to the “exhaustion effect.”  (Kid Dynamite)

“(W)e are still not ready for hard economic conversations anywhere in the world.  Wishful thinking prevails, in Europe as much as in the United States.”  (Baseline Scenario)

“The markets resemble the Star Wars bar scene more than they do the economics faculty lounge at Princeton.”  (Newsweek)

The motivations behind the war on naked shorting.  (Clusterstock)

Citigroup (C) is beset by its regulators.  (WSJ, Clusterstock, Felix Salmon)

More myths from the financial crisis debunked.  (Hoover.org via Clusterstock)

Using “elementary social science” to debunk a widely publicized study on the role of medical bills on personal bankruptcy filings.  (Megan McArdle, ibid)

An intriguing reverse takeover of Cowen (COWN) and the return of Peter Cohen.  (Breakingviews)

Turmoil and turnover in venture capital.  (WSJ also A VC)

Harvard grads are shunning Wall Street.  (Real Time Economics)

A rave review of Nerds on Wall Street.  (Infectious Greed also Freaknomics)

Steve Jobs is coming back to Apple (AAPL).  Good thing, they need him.  (WSJ, 24/7 Wall St.)

Navel gazing alert!  On the value of full RSS feeds.  (The Big Money, Felix Salmon, Baseline Scenario)

It’s National Doughnut Day!  (IndyStar)

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

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