Counterparties: Easter links

By Ben Walsh
March 29, 2013

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Because even algorithms need a break, markets are closed today. We’re cutting straight to the good stuff: today’s somewhat truncated collection of links. We trust you’ll find additional ways to enjoy your Easter weekend. — Counterparties

Alpha
Steve Cohen’s week gets worse: SAC fund manager arrested by the FBI – Bloomberg
SAC fund manager pleads not guilty; will be released on $3 million bond – WSJ
Did the SEC and the DOJ allow Steve Cohen to “buy off the US government”? – John Cassidy

Takedowns
Time magazine’s terrible and terribly cover on cancer – Seth Mnookin

New Normal
“The future that the bond market sees for America: a slack and depressed economy” – Brad DeLong

Long Reads
How Samsung became the biggest smartphone maker in the world – Businessweek

Oxpeckers
“Westeros Playbook: Mike Allyn’s must-read briefing on what’s driving the day in King’s Landing” – Free Beacon

Wonks
A great, in-depth look at the intrinsic value of the US stock market – Aswath Damodaran

Politicking
Interest rates for subsidized student loans are set to double unless Congress acts – AP

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