Sunday links: liberty links

17Sep06

We do not usually post on weekends beside the linkfest, but we wanted to highlight this post just in case you missed it. We trust you are having a pleasant weekend.

Susan Pulliam in the Wall Street Journal has an extensive profile of Steven Cohen of SAC Capital fame, including how the hedge fund game has changed.

Another day and some additional commentary on a potential News Corp.-Liberty Media deal. Geraldine Fabrikant and Richard Siklos at the New York Times find puzzlement in regards to what Liberty gains from the deal. Julia Angwin and Jesse Drucker at the Wall Street Journal focus on the potential tax benefits from the transaction. Aline van Duyn at the FT.com on how the potential deal highlights how Rupert Murdoch’s view of the media world has changed.

We may get more excited about this new ETF once we see the actual names in the portfolio. (via TheStreet.com)

Lawrence Carrel at SmartMoney.com reports on some unusual goings on at WisdomTree Investments.

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report on why he follows the goings on at Cramerica as closely as he does.

According to Myra P. Saefong at Marketwatch.com, “No one seemed willing to call the top on the volatile (commodity) sector.”

Eduardo Porter in the New York Times on what effect a slowdown in home equity withdrawals will have on the economy.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed takes a longer horizon look at the stock-bond relationship.

DealBook on whether we have it all wrong on the executive compensation debate.

Some evidence that iPod owners really don’t buy all that much music from the iTunes store. (via BBC.com)

Alexei Barrionuevo in the New York Times with an interesting story on how changing demand patterns has shifted what American grain farmers are planting.

Tim Harford at Slate.com somehow makes the connection between marriage and coal mining.

Mark Thoma at Economist’s View points to a piece on some meaningful differences between the U.S. and Canadian economies.

An interesting paper on whether “distress risk” explains the return to size and value. (via SSRN.com)

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