Thursday links: auto anxiety

07Sep06

We hope you enjoy today’s action-packed, but delayed, linkfest.

Daniel Gross at Slate.com explores the reasons behind the management shake-up at Ford (F) and what that means for the longer term health of the company.

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed on the latest move by General Motors (GM) to prop up their flagging sales.

Also on the automobile front, The Stalwart has an interesting take on the side-effects of our car culture and the role “free parking” plays.

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street comments on a Mark Hulbert piece on the importance of long-term resistance levels.

Tom Lydon at ETF Trends comments on the news that the NYSE is going to be a big more aggressive in addressing the risks of ETFs for individual investors.

Lawrence Carrel at SmartMoney.com notes some important differences between ETFs and ETNs.

Speaking of ETFs, Ticker Sense notes the overbought and oversold domestic ETFs.

I wonder what Adam Warner has to say about the news that the Nasdaq is getting into the options business.

One side-effect of this year’s rush of mergers and acquisitions will mean a slew of large, high yield debt deals. (via dailyii.com)

Accrued Interest has some interesting comments on the fact that “Investing is a game of probabilities.”

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight on testing consensus opinion in an attempt to “profit nicely.”

Diane Vazza and Devi Aurora at BusinessWeek.com on some warnings signs for the emerging market bond market.

macroblog points to a neat new resource for TIPS-derived expected inflation estimates.

CXO Advisory Group extracts from a paper on the role of “noise” and small cap value investing.

DealBook looks at a potential backlash against corporate-provided ‘crackberries.’

ProfessorBainbridge.com on the role of unintended consequences and the options backdating scandal.

Coffee blogging is back. Chad Terhune in the Wall Street Journal reports on a plan by Coca-Cola (KO) to enter the premium coffee market.

Paul Boutin at Slate.com on the advantages of “spread” over “speed” when it comes to computer upgrades.

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