Monday links: a global gutting

06Oct08

Volatility, by many a measure is at record highs.  (Daily Options Report, VIX and More, MarketBeat, Marketwatch.com)

The crisis goes global.  (Market Movers)

You can’t magically fix confidence. Period.”  (Howard Lindzon)

Carnage spells opportunity.”  (ClusterStock.com)

Cramer says down 40% a year from now.  (New York, TheStreet.com)

Will that call mark a/the bottom?  (Big Picture, Bespoke, FT Alphaville)

The Fed begins paying interest on bank reserves.  (Real Time Economics , Alea, Marginal Revolution)

When will money return to prime money market mutual funds?  (FT Alphaville)

What will happen when all the CDS event payouts occur?  (FT Alphaville, DealBreaker.com, NakedShorts)

J.C. Flowers & Co. is the poster child for catching a falling knife in the financial industry.  (WSJ.com)

Why Lehman Bros. failed.  (WSJ.com, Crossing Wall Street, Market Movers)

ETF bid-ask spreads have widened in the face of market volatility and strains on market makers.  (WSJ.com)

Have equity valuations gotten attractive enough to attract bottom-fishers?  (WSJ.com)

Just what can Warren Buffett do to help turn the crisis around?  (NYTimes.com)

“In a nutshell, how the market performs in the overnight and daytime markets is generally unrelated, but that isn’t the case when the overnight market gaps significantly up or down.”  (MarketSci Blog)

Value-at-risk models worked…until they stopped working.  (Infectious Greed)

Russian oligarchs are taking it on the chin as commodity prices reverse.  (Jeff Matthews)

Factors that caused the financial crisis.  (Marginal Revolution)

Employment figures keep getting revised downward.  (Econbrowser)

Plan B for the economy.  (Big Picture)

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