Sunday links: incentives work

13Apr08

What measure best balances portfolio risk and return? (World Beta)

“One of the great dividing points between experienced, successful market participants and amateurs is that the former realize that markets are continuously changing.” (TraderFeed)

Muni bonds still yield more than Treasuries. (ETF Trends)

The rise in orphan ETFs has forced the ETF industry to pull back on new fund launches. (WSJ.com)

Complexity and building a core portfolio with ETFs. (ETF Trends)

Avoid mistakes, keep costs low (including taxes), diversify and hold for the long term.” (IndexUniverse.com)

Lessons from the General Electric (GE) earnings miss. (Truth on the Market, Floyd Norris, Barrons.com)

Yahoo! (YHOO) has not yet proved it is worth more as an independent company. (Deal Journal)

Where Bill Gates puts his non-Microsoft money. (Barrons.com)

Why aren’t there any high profile female activist investors? (Deal Journal)

How badly do we need to help VCs better exit their investments? (Market Movers)

The perils of predicting the future. (Daily Options Report)

Unemployment and joblessness are not the same thing. (naked capitalism)

You thought you had a home equity line… (Big Picture also Calculated Risk)

More bad economic news this week. (Econbrowser)

Given the rise in oil prices, can we expect a resurgence in railroads? (AutoBlog Green)

Incentives work. (Odd Numbers)

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