Friday links: financial firestorms

05Sep08

Frequent financial market crises make future crises more likely.  (Infectious Greed)

The blogosphere is sick of Bill Gross of PIMCO and his frequent “self-serving” proposals.  (NakedShorts, Infectious Greed, DealBreaker.com, Financial Ninja, naked capitalism, Mish)

Speaking of PIMCO, it has a new CEO.  (Money & Co. also FT Alphaville)

Retail investors are hoarding cash.  (Trader’s Narrative)

The Japanese Yen “seems to gain support when emerging markets are in trouble”  (FT Alphaville)

Traders overpay for stocks with “recent extreme positive daily returns.”  (CXO Advisory Group)

“Does the tendency of implied volatility to revert to the mean have any consistent correlation with price movement in its underlying?”  (Condor Options)

Credit spreads are relatively predictable.  (MarketSci Blog)

The many ways in which investors can hitch a ride on their university’s endowment fund results.  (Market Movers)

Are you an “all-weather investor“?  (InVivoAnalytics.com)

Eight straight months of job losses usually spells recession.  (Bespoke Investment Group also Calculated Risk)

A debate on whether behavioral economics is really such a “big deal.”  (Prospect via Arts & Letters Daily)

The challenges of using price-to-rent ratios to forecast housing prices.  (Calculated Risk)

“If I were to read just one blog per day, what should it be?”  (Aleph Blog)

Keep waiting for a funny Seinfeld-Microsoft ad.  (Silicon Alley Insider)

Have we missed an interesting post in the investment blogosphere? If so, feel free to drop Abnormal Returns a line.

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