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Jon Talton

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March 23, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Vote: Stock market pause or pullback?

Today’s flash crash didn’t inspire confidence that the market can break a three-day losing streak. The broader economy continues to mend, but danger signs are prominent: China may suffer a hard landing and Europe is not fixed. Then there’s the issue of whether stocks are overpriced.

For the week ending March 21, inflows to stock mutual funds slowed considerably. On Seeking Alpha, John Mylant wonders if the bullishness of market analysts is cause for concern.

Now it’s your turn:

What’s next for stocks

Read on for the best links of the week and the haiku:

This Week’s Links:

  • The limits of American exceptionalism || Simon Johnson/NYT
  • Are the good times never coming back? || NYT Economix
  • Did the Krugman insurgency fail? || Noahpinion
  • The massive hidden safety net cuts in the Ryan budget || CBPP
  • Did Obama delay stimulus spending to aid his re-election? Nope || Economist’s View
  • Almost two-thirds of student-loan borrowers misunderstood the terms of their loans || Bloomberg
  • Ben Bernanke vs. the gold standard || Brad DeLong
  • What to do about inequality || The Boston Review
  • The robber barons of Silicon Valley || Daily Beast
  • Hyperinflation hype: Why the U.S. can never be Weimar || The Atlantic
  • For high-tech companies, going public sucks || Wired
  • Apple in China: Lying to lots of people is risky || The Economist

    Today’s Econ Haiku:

    Flash crash on Wall Street

    Somebody’s making money

    The house always wins

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