Friday, October 05, 2007

Features of the week

We have some articles and web features of special interest in our latest edition of "Features of the week". Kick back, read, watch, and enjoy.

1. Expectations for further Fed eases and a rally in U.S. Treasuries.

2. Talk of return to normality in credit markets is premature, says Willem Sels.

3. Cash becomes king in post-crunch buyouts.

4. Greed and fear in Asia's emerging bubble. CLSA's Christopher Wood makes some interesting predictions regarding the impacts that Fed easing will have on Asian markets and on US infrastructure spending.

5. Credit squeeze: what's next? Q&A with Mohamed El-Erian at

6. Oil sands leave Alberta a cratered mess, and more in The Oil Drum's Energy and Environment Round Up (October 4th edition).

7. Wall St. Journal explains why London has become an international enclave for billionaires, many of them foreign-born. (Hat tip to Paul at Infectious Greed).

8. Sell half to drink half. FT Wealth on investing in wine.

9. The Secrets of 50 Years of Political Diaries. Arthur Sleshinger Jr.'s diaries contain a wealth of "juicy morsels".

10. Ron Paul raises $5 million and talks liberty and policy with the Google gang.

11. Pakistan: A shadow over Musharraf. Pakistan's Supreme Court confronts General Pervez Musharraf on the eve of the country's presidential election.

12. Caught a great documentary on tv the other night, and tracked it down for posting here. Check out American Hardcore for a look back at the rise of the American punk rock and hardcore scene, and an illuminating look at America's Reagan-era youth culture.

13. Wall $treet Folly gives us the run down on Barron's Best 50 Hedge Funds.

14. $1000 Gold? Barron's interview with John Hathaway of Toqueville Asset Management.

15. Out of the dollar. Bear Mountain Bull covers inflation in China and Vietnam, and Qatar's move out of US currency.

16. Whither the dollar? Financial Sense Newshour hosts a dollar roundtable featuring Axel Merk, James Turk, John Rubino, and Peter Schiff.

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