Friday links: shrinking float

02Feb07

GasPEC? (via Wall Street Journal)

The metals complex is (apparently) selling off in light of problems at a high profile hedge fund. (via FT Alphaville)

Are energy stocks due to continue their bounce? (via MarketBeat)

James Picerno, Eddy Elfenbein and Barry Ritholtz have a take on today’s payroll numbers.

David Gaffen at MarketBeat with a well-titled post on the reduction in overall share float.

Ticker Sense on the returns to the month of February, and notes a raft of overbought domestic ETFs.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight makes a four point case for a stronger than expected market for 2007.

BusinessWeek.com profiles the Carlyle Group and how it “..has set out on a course all its own.”

breakingviews with a look behind the scenes at the players who will decide the EOP’s “lovely predicament.”

FT Alphaville on what “mom and pop” think of the SEC’s proposed changes to hedge fund rules.

DealBook on why hedge fund investors may prefer high fee funds.

Roger Nusbaum at TheStreet.com on the new “infrastructure” ETF that looks more like a plain vanilla utility fund.

Accrued Interest on the question of inflation targeting.

Jeff Matthews has been listening to way too many earnings conference calls.

Wallstrip – the New York Times profile.

Robert Frank at The Wealth Report notes a reduction in the number of estate tax returns filed.

Podcast Alert! (for fans of economics, football and baseball) EconTalk has a interesting interview with Michael Lewis of Moneyball and The Blind Side fame.

If the SuperBowl were determined by Wonderlic scores, then the Chicago Bears would defeat the Indianapolis Colts. (via JSOnline)

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