Sunday links: falling hard and fast

28Oct07

“We [university endowments] don’t have the political difficulties that the pension funds have to get new investment strategies approved…” (Barrons.com)

Should you invest like the Yale University endowment fund? (Abnormal Returns)

“The memorable thing about August was that it was a crisis in long short quant, when the majority of funds in that strategy blew up, wiping out billions and making liars of their marketers.” (Ultimi Barbarorum via Epicurean Dealmaker)

“..CEOs get paid not simply to ride the wave but to make tough calls—to decide which loans not to make, which companies not to buy.” (Slate.com)

Investment bank CEOs fall hard and fast when it is over for them. (Epicurean Dealmaker)

Some new fund screening tools. (WSJ.com)

Inside this summer’s Sowood Capital blow-up. (WSJ.com)

On the use of seasonality in trading. (Kirk Report)

Investing with a ten-year horizon. (Confused Capitalist)

The need to carefully select “exotic betas.” (All About Alpha)

The relationship between housing weakness and retail sales. (Big Picture)

Have net exports ever prevented the U.S. from going into recession? (Econbrowser)

Where have all the oil shocks gone? (Mankiw Blog)

Using blogs as a “loss leader” to market and sell books. (Free Exchange)

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