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Money 2005: Hedge-Fund Machines, Freakonomics and More

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On June 5, 2005 @ 8:20 am In Financial Press | Comments Disabled

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This week’s Sunday NY Times Magazine [2] is a special issue devoted to Money: Hedge-Fund Machines, Freakonomics and More.

Some of the articles are fascinating. Here’s a roundup of the ones I enjoyed the most in this week’s mag:

What Are Mergers Good For? [3]
By the always terrific Gretchen Morgenson
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05MERGERS.html
(be sure to see the graphic at the link above or here [4])

Monkey Business [5]
New column by Freakonomics [6] authors Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt
Can capuchin monkeys understand money?
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05FREAK.html

See a Bubble? [7]
by Roger Lowenstein (author of When Genius Failed [8], and Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and Its Undoing [9])
Financial anxieties are pandemic. But in trying to soothe our worries, we may only make them worse.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05WWLN.html

The Quantitative, Data-Based, Risk-Massaging Road to Riches [10]
by Joseph Nocera
Go figure: successful hedge-fund managers make alot of money. But all they reallly want is your approval that their "geeky methodology works" . . .  Go figure.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05HEDGE.html

Believing (and Believing and Believing) in Bullion [11]
by Stephen Metcalf
Currency imbalances? Unsustainable deficits? Impending economic collapse? For some, it’s the golden age.
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05GOLD.html

I like the thematic approach employed . . . Worth checking out.


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[2] Sunday NY Times Magazine: http://www.nytimes.com/pages/magazine/index.html?8dpc

[3] What Are Mergers Good For?: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05MERGERS.html?ex=1275624000&en=a466a532b512be89&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

[4] here: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/06/ma_whats_or_who.html

[5] Monkey Business: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05FREAK.html?ex=1275624000&en=af2d9755a2c32ba8&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

[6] Freakonomics: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/006073132X/thebigpictu09-20

[7] See a Bubble?: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05WWLN.html?ex=1275624000&en=1bac1465e39c6941&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

[8] When Genius Failed: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/037550317X/thebigpictu09-20

[9] Origins of the Crash: The Great Bubble and Its Undoing: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0143034677/thebigpictu09-20

[10] The Quantitative, Data-Based, Risk-Massaging Road to Riches: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05HEDGE.html?ex=1275624000&en=2752ba8f8091401a&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

[11] Believing (and Believing and Believing) in Bullion: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/magazine/05GOLD.html?ex=1275624000&en=ab174e764458c5e5&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

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