Thursday links: prediction market popularity

09Nov06

Since we are still dealing with election fall-out, you should check out our comments (and others) on the elections over at the Blogger’s Take over at the Big Picture.

Picking up on our comment on prediction markets, E. S. Browning in the Wall Street Journal reports on how ‘political junkies’ have taken to trading in the election markets.

Tony Barchetto at Pro forma notes how the election results affected one prominent Presidential candidates fortunes over at TradeSports.com.

A prominent theme on the elections is summarized by Jacob Weisberg at Slate.com on the “Lou Dobbs Democrats.”

Paul Kedrosky notes how this is not exactly good news for free trade.

Randall W. Forsyth at Barrons.com thinks municipal bonds could once again become attractive in the new political climate.

Jeff Matthews comments on the prominent role YouTube and the Internet in general played in this election cycle.

In the longer term Austan Goolsbee in the New York Times notes the importance of political uncertainty when it comes to saving for retirement.

Given these terms, why wouldn’t you take your alternative investment firm public?

Speaking of publicly traded, alternative investment managers Man Group continues to see a number of opportunities. (via FT Alphaville)

A hedge fund of funds that invests with female managers. (via FT Alphaville)

Serena Ng in the Wall Street Journal on the potential for more technology company buyouts down the road.

Uh oh. HBS grads are flocking to Wall Streeet. (via DealBreaker.com)

Ticker Sense has a cool graph comparing global market P/Es and market returns.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed gleans two lessons from testing a trading hypothesis.

Charles E. Kirk at the Kirk Report has been trying out an interesting tool, a correlation tracker.

Non-story of the day. More ETFs coming to a trading screen near you. (via Marketwatch.com)

Who was the best band of the 1980s – U2 or R.E.M.? (via Slate.com)

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