Wednesday links: hidden indexing

02May07

Dailyii.com on hedge fund performance in April 2007.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture on the “slow motion” slow down in auto sales.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight on the breakdown of a widely quoted economic relationship.

Murray Coleman at WSJ.com on a publicly traded company that could benefit from the wave of hedge funds going public.

What is the Blackstone Group worth? (via Morningstar.com)

What is Texas Pacific Group worth? (via DealBook)

Will the CBOE do a deal before it ever comes public? (via TheStreet.com)

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report on the importance of precision when providing investment recommendations.

Jonathan Burton at Marketwatch.com talks with Peter Bernstein about financial innovation and portable alpha.

All About Alpha on “hidden” indexing in the world of “active” money management.

Value Blog Review on focusing on what is “relatively” important in trading and investing.

Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution on a possible explanation of why uncovered interest rate parity seems to fail.

Free exchange on why the finance industry will not become “distributed” any time soon.

Rather than focusing on the particulars, DealBook uses a cheating scandal at a leading MBA program as a means of discussing the overall wisdom of so-called “ethics courses.”

David Leonhardt in the New York Times applies some behavioral finance to the question of “mindless eating.”

Brian O’Keefe at Fortune profiles Ray Kurzweil and his “Law of Accelerating Returns.”

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