Wednesday links: options bonanza

27Dec06

Mark Maremont and Charles Forelle in the Wall Street Journal on how executive options became the wide-ranging problem they are today.

John Spence at Marketwatch.com on the surge in ETF issuance in 2006.

Roger Nusbaum in TheStreet.com on the utility of single-country ETFs.

Ian Salisbury in the Wall Street Journal on some hefty ETF capital gains distributions.

Ticker Sense on analyst expectations for the S&P 500 in 2007.

Matthew Lynn at Bloomberg.com has a wide-ranging list of forecasts for 2007.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture on what the lack of a 2% correction means for the market.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight on the inevitable problem of waiting to find the “right” time to buy stocks.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on how ‘what’ you trade should be compatible with ‘how’ you trade.

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report on what this ‘delta’ thing is all about.

Housing – bottom or no bottom? (via MarketBeat)

Is the Canadian economy poised for a slowdown? (via Globe & Mail)

Daisey Maxey in the Wall Street Journal on the proliferation of hedge fund index replicators.

Serena Ng in the Wall Street Journal on the debt loads needed to complete some recent private equity deals.

Donald Greenlees in the New York Times on private equity’s (inevitable) push into Asia.

Greg Newton at NakedShorts is keeping a close eye on the SEC.

A sign of the times. Difficulties in finding hangar space for private planes. (via New York Times)

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