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Random Reads, Charts And Tweets Of The Week Of December 17

|Includes:BID, WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF (DXJ)

Sotheby's Stock Price: The World's Best Overconfidence Indicator?

Sotheby's as an art / risk / discretionary appetite indicator

Vikram Mansharamani

From <http://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2012/12/17/sothebys-the-worlds-best-overconfidence-indicator/>

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Rich managers, poor clients. Investors have paid too much for hedge-fund expertise. Better to focus on low costs than star fund managers:

If the outlook for returns in both equities and bonds is subdued, investors should concentrate on the one factor they can control: costs.

From <http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21568740-investors-have-paid-too-much-hedge-fund-expertise-better-focus-low-costs-star?fsrc=scn/tw_ec/rich_managers_poor_clients>

The Paradox of Skill: Why Greater Skill Leads to More Luck By Michael J. Mauboussin

From <http://changethis.com/manifesto/show/100.03.SuccessEquation>

DAVID ROSENBERG PRESENTS: 34 Charts You Must See Before Making A Move In 2013

Mamta Badkar | Dec. 21, 2012

From <http://www.businessinsider.com/david-rosenberg-2013-investment-outlook-2012-12#>

David Rosenberg Presents 10 Things In The Economy That Are 'Nearly-Certain'

Mamta Badkar | Dec. 19, 2012

From <http://www.businessinsider.com/rosenberg-10-near-certainties-2012-12>

Japan

Popular idea of two trades in one: long Japanese stocks, short the yen, can be expressed with $DXJ:

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From <http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui>

Stocks: DXJ, BID