Sunday links: registration confusion

25Jun06

In the blogging business if you do not toot your own horn, then no one else will. Adam Warner and Equity Private are justified in doing just that.

The fallout from the court decision overturning the SEC's hedge fund registration rules get a great deal of coverage. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and CNN Money are there. Don't expect any quick actions by hedge funds to de-register just yet.

Jeff Matthews has a skeptical look at the New York Times report on insider trading charges at a prominent hedge fund.

Speaking of hedge funds, Alistair Barr at Marketwatch.com looks at the growing competition in the profitable prime brokerage business.

Iain Day at the Telegraph looks at the growing power of hedge funds in the outcome of merger transactions.

Warren Buffett confidante Carol J. Loomis at Fortune outlines his charitable giving plans including: an outline of his plan, a conversation with Buffett, and the foundations that will benefit.

Roger Nusbaum at TheStreet.com examines the up and downside of the new leveraged ETFs.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed looks at the effect the introduction of new trading vehicles, like ETFs, have on the "trendiness" of a market.

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report is on the Cramerica beat.

The Stalwart has an interesting look at whether creativity may be overrated.

Jack Shafer at Slate.com looks at the contradictory prospects for newspapers and the news business.

Alexei Barrionuevo at the New York Times takes a closer look at the unintended consequences of the gold rush we call ethanol.

On the World Cup front, The Stalwart points to research that shows the near irrelevance of red cards. Tim Harford at Slate.com looks at game theory and the success in free kicks.

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