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Features of the week

The week in review, and the shape of things to come. It's all right here in our, "Features of the week".

1. The smartest men in the room. Whiskey & Gunpowder celebrates the traders who caught the short side of the subprime trade.

2. Subprime losses to total $1 Trillion. Nouriel Roubini called it.

3. Asian inflation begins to sting US shoppers.

4. Ivy League asset allocation excites Wall Street.

5. Follow the money: vast amounts of cash sitting on the sidelines.

6. Tim Wood looks at the stock market from a Dow Theory perspective.

7. Ten questions for Irwin Yamamoto. Kirk Report Q&A.

8. Rice riots signal a top in the rice futures market.

9. Commodities: "Show me the bubble!", writes Chris Puplava.

10. Oil producers struggle with the costs of developing new oil fields.

11. Saudi oil minister Al-Naimi claims there is a current lack of demand for oil, and that Saudi oil supplies are readily available should demand increase.

But even as demand forecasts are reduced, crude oil supplies remain incredibly tight in relation to global demand, as Matt Simmons and the Oil & Gas Journal point out.

12. What's driving the oil price? Informative overview by Wilf Gobert.

13. Robert Rodriguez: the best fund manager of our time.

14. How stereotyping yourself contributes to your success (or failure).

Thanks for reading Finance Trends Matter. Have a great weekend!

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