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Doin' It Bloggystyle: Lazy Portfolios, Real Money in Fantasy Football...


Minyanville brings together the best of what they are saying "out there" about the topics we're talking about right here.

Blogs themselves need no introduction, as they get as much publicity as pretty much anything these days, save maybe the latest Britney news. There's an expanding world of excellent financial blogs, covering just about everything, from global economics to swing trading. Minyanville's goal is to bring together the best of what they are saying "out there" about the topics we're talking about right here.

Yes, our long national nightmare is over, Bear Stearns' (BSC) Favorite Running Back is eligible to return.

Into the Deep

Lazy Eye

  • Roger has some thoughts and breakdowns of a diversified lazy portfolio.
  • We already know a monkey can outpick a pundit, but can a lazy portfolio do the trick? Paul Farrell on MarketWatch says yes.
  • And of course, a response (hat tip Kirk).

Vaccination Station

  • So my mother-in-law is "suggesting" we all get flu shots here (I've never done it).
  • Could it be she's a closet reader of Marginal Revolution?
  • They had this to say. "People who have the flu spread the virus so getting a flu shot not only reduces the probability that I will get the flu it reduces the probability that you will get the flu. In the language of economics the flu shot creates an external benefit, a benefit to other people not captured by the person who paid the costs of getting the shot."
  • Next thing you know, she's going to be telling me my bike helmet and my Prilosec are both moral hazards (they are, actually!).

New for You

  • Bill Rempel spins off his market ideas to The Rempel Report.
  • And if you're a Bear Stearns employee, you won't be able to click through to this post by Dealbreaker that wonders why Bear Stearns employees are blocked from clicking on Dealbreaker.

This Week in God

  • Congrats to Ryan Braun for winning the NL MVP. And I agree with Dan Shanoff as he says, "You know I'm partial to Braun because 'The NL Rookie of the Year is also Jewish' isn't a phrase you hear particularly often."
  • And what's the value of "Purple Jesus"? This from Darren Rovell.
  • "To find out just how much (Adrian Peterson) could be worth to fantasy owners in real hard cash, I called up Greg Ambrosius, the editor of Fantasy Sports Magazine. Greg told me he believed that 40 percent of people who will win their leagues this year will win because they have Peterson on their team (30 percent by the way because of Brady, he thinks). How much is that worth? Try $600 million in real money, if you consider that about $1.5 billion will be won in fantasy football leagues this year."
  • Well, maybe not. He can turn water into an 80 yard TD run (or something like that) but couldn't avoid a torn ligament in his knee last week.
  • What about real life? Peterson's up to #11 in jersey sales as of last week, so sure to pop higher there at least. I mean c'mon, Brady Quinn is number 10.
  • And I'll put the odds at about 110% he's on the cover of next year's Madden.
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