Sunday links: proxy investing revisited

08Oct06

One of the pleasures of blog writing is being able to revisit prior posts. In this installment of the linkfest we revisit an earlier post on proxy investing.

Jay Walker at the Confused Capitalist notes a way true believers in fundamental indexing can play the trend.

Sandra Ward in Barron’s highlights the strong performance of a company, Sotheby’s (BID), that we noted represented a way to play the fine art market.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture (once again) notes the mis-calibration of the Citibank Panic/Euphoria Model.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on what kinds of traders truly move the market.

MaoXian passes along a good quote by David Swensen.

DealBook highlights a piece on how “private equity flippers are like bored kids.”

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed on the implications of one high profile venture capital firm’s retrenchment.

All About Alpha pulls together a number of items on the question of “peak alpha.”

Daniel Gross in the New York Times on the growing bi-partisan consensus on the utility of raising gasoline taxes.

Speaking of gasoline, Alexei Barrionuevo also in the New York Times on how Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is profiting from the ethanol boom.

James Hamilton at Econbrowser on yet another conspiracy theory involving the oil market.

Josh Wright at Truth on the Market and Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution on who should (and will) win the Nobel Prize in Economics.

We would do well to follow Greg Mankiw’s tips on “how to write well.”

Jonathan Clements in the Wall Street Journal notes nine ways you can “invest” in happiness.

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