Friday links: savings, bankruptcy and microgiving

26Dec08

The key word for 2009:  savings.  (Real Time Economics, Capital Spectator, Calculated Risk)

Or maybe bankruptcies? (Big Picture)

Then again, maybe “microgiving” is the word for 2009?  (Howard Lindzon)

Blaming the Chicago School of Economics for our current mess misses the point(s).  (Going Private)

Corporate bonds vs. stocks.  You make the call.  (WSJ.com)

Sell in May” has not always worked.  (CXO Advisory Group)

Opportunities in the oil and gas sector.  (WSJ.com, Morningstar.com, ibid)

“Does iteratively selling short-term, slightly out-of-the-money covered calls on a broad stock index position reliably outperform buying and holding the index?”  (CXO Advisory Group)

Volatility, inverse ETFs and the underlying stocks.  (Daily Options Report)

“(T)here is no reason in the world why Fibonacci retracement should characterize the pricing of a competitive market for information.”  (Freakonomics)

How does the VIX vary through the year?  (VIX and More)

On the volatility of the VIX.  (TraderFeed, Trader’s Narrative)

Seven examples of toxic finance.  (breakingviews.com)

One step closer to a central CDS clearinghouse.  (FT.com)

Experienced, successful traders know more than they know they know.”  (TraderFeed)

Our unconscious mind does a good job at decision making.  (Science Blog)

Silver linings for the economy.  (Baseline Scenario)

Are modern recessions different?  (macroblog)

Is nationalized healthcare the ‘ultimate bailout’?  (Clusterstock)

Giving fishermen ownership rights or “catch shares” helps prevent overfishing by changing the incentive structure.  (Scientific American)

Want to buy a chunk of the Boston Red Sox?  (WSJ.com, Silicon Alley Insider)

The best books of 2008.  (WSJ.com)

Great apps for your iPhone or iTouch.  (Silicon Alley Insider, Gizmodo)

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

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