The market pullback is getting a bit nasty.  (VIX and More)

The so-called January indicator in perspective.  (dshort)

The state of investor sentiment at week-end.  (Trader’s Narrative, The Technical Take)

Your equity portfolio allocations are all off.   (WSJ)

In praise of home bias.  (Aleph Blog)

Why are so many companies hoarding cash instead of paying out dividends?  (Barron’s)

Some much needed perspective on what it takes to become a successful trader.  (SMB Training)

On the need for and benefits of a trading sabbatical.  (Abnormal Returns)

A look at Whitney Tilson’s larget positions (long and short).  (market folly)

Why exactly is Warren Buffett buying Burlington Northern.  (Contrarian Edge)

Who is going to buy the Dow Jones index business?  (New Rules of Investing)

How your political leanings may affect your investing.  (NYTimes)

A closer examination of the intended and unintended consequences of leveraged and inverse ETFs.  (SSRN)

More reactions to the 4Q GDP estimates.  (Fundmastery Blog, Calculated Risk, Bespoke, Economist’s View, Atlantic Business)

According to ECRI the recovery is humming along.  (The Pragmatic Capitalist)

The Restaurant Index turns higher in December.  (Calculated Risk)

Robert Shiller, “In reality, business recessions are caused by a curious mix of rational and irrational behavior. ”  (NYTimes also Economist’s View)

The laws of supply and demand at work in the housing market. (Floyd Norris)

No matter how you look at it the deficit picture is ugly.  (The Money Game)

Is the “Build America Bonds” program becoming permanent?  (WSJ)

A story of cynicism and institutional failure in corporate America.  (Chris Dixon also The Reformed Broker)

Tesla Motors files for an IPO.  (24/7 Wall St. also DealBook, Deal Journal)

Kevin Kelleher, “After 15 years, the evidence is pretty clear. The web is just not a part of Microsoft’s DNA.”  (GigaOM also The Reformed Broker)

Why are so many people, so interested in reading about Apple (AAPL)?  (MarketBeat)

Peter Kafka, “Apple has yet to sell its first e-book, but it is already engaged in a bruising battle with Amazon for control of the market.”  (All Things D)

How investors can combat confirmation bias.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Felix Salmon talks with Nouriel Roubini.  (Reuters)

Geography is destiny when it comes to Europe’s “alcohol belts.” (Strange Maps)

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