Wednesday links: month-end malaise


After a flurry of posts, Abnormal Returns is going on hiatus for a few days. The linkfest will return next week. Be careful out there.

What is Rupert Murdoch’s plans for Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal? ( &

Felix Salmon at Market Movers thinks should be subscription-free.

David Leonhardt at on the future for adjustable mortgage resets.

Randall W. Forsyth at on what month-end means in regards to pricing all those fancy mortgage-related securities.

The stock of Bear Stearns (BSC) is taking it on the chin. (via DealBook)

Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage on just how credit hedge funds are blowing up.

Credit spreads have stopped rising (for now). (via Bespoke Investment Group)

Accrued Interest on some plausible scenarios for buyouts still in the financing stage.

Alea on the disappearance of the “Greenspan Put.”

The Harvard University endowment takes in on the chin, while the Citadel Group cleans up the mess. (via

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on what happens after sharp drops from multi-year highs.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight looks at the fundamental underpinnings of the market.

Are hedge funds the cause of systemic risk? (via All About Alpha)

Mark Hulbert at with more on the magazine cover indicator.

David Snowball at FundAlarm’s The Annex has more on some new mutual funds.

Kevin Kelleher at on the “brutal price war” brewing between video rental giants Netflix and Blockbuster.

Jonathan Weil at on whether Netflix has “hit the wall.”

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed thinks weather forecasts will get better as the financial stakes rise.

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