Wednesday 7atSeven: on the road

Here are seven (or so) links at 7AM Eastern.  We will see you later with the daily linkfest.  Good luck out there.

Markets

Utilities have rallied back to new highs.  (Dragonfly Capital also SurlyTrader)

Consumer discretionary stocks are still outperforming consumer staples.  (All Star Charts)

Is crude oil setting up for another run?  (Global Macro Monitor)

Facebook

Facebook’s IPO roadshow starts next week.  (WSJ, Bloomberg, Dealbook)

If the future is advertising for Facebook then they still have a long way to go.  (WSJ also CNet)

Nancy Miller author The Facebook IPO Primer on whether Facebook ($FB) is more like Google or MySpace.  (Abnormal Returns)

Economy

It’s hard to put a positive spin on the significant manufacturing weakness in core Europe.  (FT Alphaville, Money Game)

Americans are still buying cars at a healthy clip.  (Calculated Risk)

You can’t count on Chinese demand to bail out commodities prices going forward. (FT Alphaville)

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