Sunday links: information cascades

02Mar08

Muni bond yields are now in many cases trading through Treasury bond yields. (WSJ.com, Barrons.com)

Ergo, “buy muni bonds.” (Aleph Blog)

Are we misreading the “post-gradualist Fed“? (Real Time Economics)

How “information cascades” lead people to the error that there was no housing bubble. (NYTimes.com, Calculated Risk)

On the irony of planning the biggest IPO ever during a financial crisis. (Curious Capitalist)

Conspiracies at the Weather Channel and CNBC? (The Stalwart, Daily Options Report)

Small-cap stocks have performed better than expected this year. (MarketBeat)

What happens after four down months in a row in the stock market. (Bespoke Investment Group)

Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) have become controversial stocks. (Market Movers, ibid)

Ferreting out market inefficiencies, Warren Buffet-style. (Alea)

Nobody in Washington wants to say the “R-word” first. (Slate.com)

You don’t know as much as you think. (Morningstar.com)

The yield on the U.S. dollar looks poor in comparison to the rest of the world. (TraderFeed)

The growing number of homeowners with “negative equity.” (Calculated Risk)

The relationship between stock with high idiosyncratic risk and low returns. (SSRN.com)

The Internet is now a dominant source of news for Americans. (Silicon Alley Insider)

Tim Harford’s top 10 undercover economics books. (guardian.co.uk)

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