* With global economies slowing, it's interesting to put recent international equity markets in perspective. While the major U.S. averages have largely surmounted their highs of 2000 and 2007, many international bourses show weak returns over that period. We typically refer to the Great Financial Crisis in the past tense, but the lingering impacts are still making themselves felt globally. Credit to Abnormal Returns for linking this excellent piece on the relative state of economies around the world, as well as linking this very interesting analysis of returns from low volatility stocks.
* Eye-opening look at the results of analyses that can be done *after* a trading system is tested and optimized.
* Why do stock markets crash? An interesting quant look that suggests the current environment is quite different from that of 1987.
* Why it's absolutely essential to adapt, and a great example in the financial advisory world.
Have a great start to the week!