Sneak Peek at Weekend Reading

Here is a sneak peek at some links from my weekly Weekend Reading column over at

  • Commodity traders superior to chimpanzees, research shows (Risk)
  • The Fed is trying to repair its tarnished image (Bloomberg)
  • While Microsoft chases Yahoo!, its top M&A man is packing to leave (TheDeal)
  • A Green Energy Industry Takes Root in California (New York Times)
  • Interview with Bill Gates on how Yahoo takeover will challenge Google (Times of London)
  • The internet is everywhere in China, but usage is nothing like anywhere else (Economist)
  • Volatility drives dark pools to new record (Euromoney)
  • Books: Why are there so many banking-related financial crises? (Amazon)
  • Sea captains’ logbooks reveal secrets of New England’s cod-fishing economy (CSMonitor)


  1. The chimp / commodity trader post is one of the funniest I’ve read in a long time.

  2. Mr. Kedrosky, you do an excellent job with these weekend readings. I’ve been reading them for 4 or 5 years!