Wednesday links: fee machines

31Oct07

Seven themes to keep an eye on. (TraderFeed)

A trifecta of cool charts that need no further explanation. (Abnormal Returns)

“In a world of greater volatility, mean reversion will become riskier.” (Ultimi Barbarorum)

“..(T)here is no clear relationship between the forecasting accuracy of and the attention paid to stock market gurus.” (CXO Advisory Group)

Are ETFs always the best choice versus open-end index mutual funds? (WSJ.com)

On the convergence between traditional and alternative managers. (All About Alpha)

There has been a “mixed reaction” among investors to hedge fund indices. (IDD.com via DealBook)

A billion dollar payout. (DealBook)

Is the Fed “wise and powerful”? (Aleph Blog)

Citigroup (C) is buying credit derivatives expertise. (MarketBeat)

“Most of the investing public is underinvested in stocks.” (Howard Lindzon)

Have first day IPO pops gotten too generous? (TheStreet.com)

China on the radar screen. (VIX and More)

The equity home bias is not yet well explained. (Financial page)

Companies are still trying to devise systems to help price and transfer employee stock options. (GigaOM.com)

“(P)rivate equity firms are already adapting to the new realities in the marketplace to keep the fee machines running.” (FT Alphaville)

The crazy quilt of large cap, dividend-focused ETFs. (ETF Expert)

Closed-end fund discounts are still stubbornly wide. (TheStreet.com)

On the use of natural hedges for your oil exposure. (MUTUALdecision Blog)

A new series of commodities focused ETNs from Jim Rogers. (TheStreet.com)

Point: why oil may not stop at $100 a barrel. (WSJ.com)

Counterpoint: the contrary case on oil prices. (TierneyLab)

GDP price shenanigans. (Big Picture)

Yet another competitor in the online business news space. (Crossing Wall Street & Market Movers)

Name your own price for a one year subscription to a great magazine on music, movies & culture. (PASTE Magazine)

The “physics” of ghosts, vampires and zombies. (csicop.org via aldaily.com)

The economics of Halloween. (Marginal Revolution)

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