Wednesday links: rolling crises

27Feb08

Grain price volatility is making for growth at the Minneapolis and Addis Ababa exchanges. (WSJ.com, ibid)

The U.S. dollar ain’t what it used to be. (Crossing Wall Street, Big Picture, MarketBeat)

The case for the Aussie dollar. (FT Alphaville)

On the risk that ‘rolling crises‘ diminish the financial sector’s ability to recapitalize their balance sheets. (naked capitalism)

Have the prospects for stagflation put the Fed ‘in a box’? (Dash of Insight, Real Time Economics)

European hedge fund launches have slowed. (FT Alphaville)

Good advice for the novice investor. (Trader’s Narrative)

The sale on Google (GOOG) stock everyone has been waiting for is here. (Silicon Alley Insider, Fred Wilson, Tech Observer, Tech Trader Daily)

How is Wal-Mart (WMT) thriving in a no-growth economy? (Slate.com)

ETF fair value estimates using a bottoms-up approach. (Morningstar.com)

A new gasoline ETF, the United States Gasoline Fund (UGA), is now trading. (IndexUniverse.com)

Buyout firms are exploring PIPEs as a debt-free way to put capital to work. (Deal Journal)

Muni bonds can (and do) default, taxing authority or not. (DealBreaker.com)

A Citadel IPO. (NakedShorts)

What M&A bankers actually do and how they get paid. (Epicurean Dealmaker)

Fairness and ‘The War on Error.’ (Going Private)

On the knowledge-overconfidence trade-off. (Long or Short Capital)

Be aware of the biases inherent in published, academic economic research. (Aleph Blog)

A short history of the housing market. (EconLog)

Trading advertising inventories like ‘pork bellies.’ (Bits)

An in-depth look at the box office-related graphic that had everyone talking. (Odd Numbers)

“When you have that independence of mind, you tend to be a bit unconventional. And that’s why successful traders aren’t boring people.” (TraderFeed)

An extended profile of the blog-prolific George Mason University economics department. (AFF Doublethink)

A great example of unintended consequences measured by a natural experiment. (Marginal Revolution)

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