Thursday links: fork in the road

01May08

Private equity firms are still able to achieve exits despite capital market woes. (TheDeal.com via DealBook)

A look back at the beginning of the era of private equity investing in public companies. (Information Arbitrage)

“Given the difficulties to control [M&A] leaks, it is amazing the SEC can track any down.” (Deal Journal)

The bulls are back. (Big Picture)

Has the easy money in this snapback rally already been made? (MarketBeat)

Are 3x leveraged ETFs really necessary? (Basis Pointing)

The right way to close a hedge fund. (DealBreaker.com)

High attrition is par for the course for small hedge funds. (All About Alpha)

The worst is not yet over, four mega-dangers for international finance. (naked capitalism)

An inflation conundrum, why aren’t market-based measures signaling much higher inflation? (FT Alphaville)

A competitor to Libor. (WSJ.com)

The “GDP litmus test.” (Dash of Insight)

The economy has reached a “fork in the road.” (Market Movers)

Speaking of forks in the road, newspaper owners have a tough (but obvious) decision to make. (Curious Capitalist)

Brazil jumps to investment grade status. (Market Movers)

A financial Spring comes to Iceland, albeit tentatively. (MarketBeat)

Fundamental indexation….the book. (Aleph Blog)

Carl Icahn wasn’t all that wrong about Time Warner (TWX). (Deal Journal)

Speaking of Carl Icahn, the long wait for The Icahn Report is (almost) over. (DealZone)

Should we expect more blog roll-ups? (Valleywag)

Speaking of blogs, some mainstream media types are a tad defensive these days. (NYTimes.com, Deadspin, Daily Options Report, Mixed Media)

Have we missed an interesting post in the investment blogosphere? Feel free to let Abnormal Returns know about it.

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