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Sunday Linkfest

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On August 7, 2005 @ 6:23 pm In Weblogs | Comments Disabled

I have a ton of offline stuff to get to today, but what the heck — here’s a few items of interest:

• Economic data this past week was dominated by NFP — the 207k New Jobs were the best we have seen in quite some time. It was a good, but not great, report [1]. Why? As Barron’s Alan Abelson [2] noted, "It looks like the U.S. economy is now dominated by housing, shopping, eating and drinking." (If no Barron’s subscription, click here [3]). Also overlooked in the data deluge was a pretty hefty downwards revision of GDP [4] for the past few years, knocking off a third of a point.

• Like NFP and Rafael Palmeiro, the economy’s data sounds better than it really is naturally; Call it the case of the Juiced Data [5].   

• Interesting long term discussion on the future of energy prices: Will Oil Markets Loosen or Tighten In The Next Five Years? [6] (via Weeden & Co.)

• China’s Baidu.com exploded out of the gate yesterday, rising more than fourfold. At one point intraday, the $27 IPO broke thru $150.  Speculative excess, anyone? [7]

• One way to tell you are in a bull market? All the stock related spam [8].

Consumer Issues and Investors [9]:  I had a lot of problems with my holiday season purchases, and judging by all your emails, so did many of you. This is an explanation of what it might mean [9] (nearly all the email complaints can be found here [10]

• I’ve noted in the past that DVD prices are dynamic, while CD prices seem to be etched in concrete. Is this changing? Are CD Prices Getting More Dynamic?    [11]

• Despite Cody’s protests [12], MP3s still get swapped regularly. And look who want’s to help: Yahoo! They have created an audio search engine [13].

The Long Tail [14] is of interest to those who follow media, content and technology. Its by Wired Ed-in-Chief Chris Anderson.

• Lastly,this looks like fun: Slate’s Museum Audio Tours [15] — Its the commentary museums don’t want you to hear 

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[1] good, but not great, report: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/08/207k_new_jobs.html

[2] Barron’s Alan Abelson: http://online.barrons.com/article/SB112328492478106531.html

[3] click here: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/08/more_on_nfp.html

[4] downwards revision of GDP: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/08/gdp_revised_dow.html

[5] Juiced Data: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/08/juiced_data_1.html

[6] Will Oil Markets Loosen or Tighten In The Next Five Years?:

[7] Speculative excess, anyone?: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/08/more_signs_of_t.html

[8] stock related spam: http://news.com.com/It%27s+a+bull+market+for+stock+spam/2100 7349_3-5818416.html?tag=fd_nbs_ent&tag=nl.e433

[9] Consumer Issues and Investors: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/08/what_can_we_lea.html

[10] email complaints can be found here: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/08/consumer_issues.html

[11] Are CD Prices Getting More Dynamic?   : http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/08/are_cd_prices_g.html

[12] Cody’s protests: http://www.thestreet.com/p/rmoney/theteleconomistrm/10236627.html

[13] audio search engine: http://news.com.com/Yahoo+hears+call+of+audio+search/2100-1026_3-5818480.html

[14] The Long Tail: http://longtail.typepad.com/the_long_tail/

[15] Slate’s Museum Audio Tours: http://slate.msn.com/id/2123266

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