Tuesday links: quant bandwagon

22Aug06

Welcome to readers of James Altucher’s Daily Blog Watch over at TheStreet.com. The post he noted was our submission to the Carnival of Investing #36 at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

The quant bandwagon keeps growing. Paul Kedrosky points to a interesting piece on the basis for quant-style investing.

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator reproduces an interesting graph that shows a dramatic decline in the year-over-year change in home equity loans.

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report takes a closer look at the oft-touted strategy of buying deep in-the-money calls.

Chad Brand at the Peridot Capitalist thinks Sears Holdings (SHLD) is up to something.

Christopher Brown-Humes at the FT.com on the high expected growth rate in ETF assets.

Eric Savitz at Barrons.com and Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage both comment on a post on the value of “social stock picking sites” by Marshall Kirkpatrick at TechCrunch.

Aaron Pressman at BusinessWeek.com culls some investing lessons from the demise of the ’06 Red Sox. (via Random Roger)

Tim Middleton at MSN Money on the small band of mutual funds that feature merger arbitrage strategies, which by the way have been strong performers this year.

John Carney at DealBreaker.com on the growing controversy surrounding Mark Cuban and Sharesleuth.com.

Anuj Gangahar at the FT.com with an informative article on the recent success of “dispersion trading” strategies at some hedge funds.

Nobody said hedge fund investing was easy. Today there are two two articles in the Wall Street Journal on lawsuits seeking damages from investors who exited now-defunct hedge funds before their ultimate demise.

A new Malcolm Gladwell article in the New Yorker is always worth noting.

Then again so are two new pieces by Michael Maouboussin at Legg Mason.

Don Kaplan at the New York Post looks at what NBC has wrought with two SNL-themed shows on the fall schedule.

We are keeping our fingers crossed. Steven Johnson at Slate.com discusses “An iPod for TV.”

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