Hopefully, by this point, you’re thoroughly enjoying your Halloween weekend. It’s probably about time to relax after the week we just saw. It seems as though Europe, after more dramatics than most of us would have preferred, has found some kind of solution to the mess they’re facing, while simultaneously squashing some of the market elation with a full-on ban of naked CDS on sovereign debt. Stocks were able to garner a boost from a slew of at least slightly positive economic indicators, with a notable exception in the spiraling MF Global. What ghastly surprises does Monday’s Halloween have in store for the markets? No way to tell, but these weekend reads should keep you plenty entertained until then.
- The story of futures products (CME)
- Great piece on the shadiness of banks books, bailouts, and more (Hussman Funds)
- SHOCKING: Ratings Agencies show preference to those paying the most (Business Week)
- Trick or Treat Wall St Style (Dealbook)
Just for fun…
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