atsignSome things I’m reading this morning:

  • Why are America’s great value managers hoarding cash (TRB)
  • Surprise! 2Q sales growth=+2% (TBP)
  • Elastic numbers make it hard to get a handle on the economy (NYT)
  • According to Rydex, investors not committing to the rally (StockChartsBlog); see also, US equity funds see highest-ever inflows in July (CNBC)
  • Can stocks avoid their annual summer swoon? (Bloomberg)
  • Merkel challenger says alienated voters are the key to unseating her (Bloomberg)
  • How much is a sports rivalry worth? (Slate)
  • Bedeviled by life’s curveballs, Alex Rodriquez misses the guideposts (NYT)