Saturday, July 25, 2009

Weekend Reading for July 25th

* Perspectives on high-frequency trading and whether Wall St. is picking the pockets of traders and investors;

* Turning trading problems around. Literally.

* Could sovereign wealth funds be destabilizing influences for markets?

* Vulnerabilities in the unemployment system are showing up as states face budget shortfalls;

* How will the economic crisis affect average people in the long run?

* China's reserves are rising and so are its holdings of U.S. Treasuries;

* Interesting article on China's economy and prospects for sustained economic recovery in U.S.;

* Looming problems with commercial real estate and regional banks;

* What caused our economic crisis? What to do about it?

* Questioning existing home sales data;

* Calls for further help for homeowners as mortgage relief efforts fall short;

* More on FIFO and effect on forex trading.