We hope you enjoy a few links before the weekend.

Peter Brimelow at Marketwatch.com thinks that a federal election up in Canada could bubble up some opportunities.

Despite their skepticism, Morningstar plans to begin rating hybrid funds, as a separate group. It will be interesting to see if this brings more attention to the group.

Howard R. Gold at Barron’s likes a new book that, “at times a fascinating glimpse at the insular, rarefied world these elite analysts inhabited during one of the biggest stock-market booms the world has ever seen.”

Chuck Jaffe at Marketwatch.com lauds a mutual fund manager’s candor when trying to reduce investors’ expectations for equity market returns.

Pat Dorsey at Morningstar.com updates the performance of their equity rating system.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture wonders why the most recent yield curve inversion is not drawing much attention as the one at the end of last year.

Shefali Anand at the Wall Street Journal notes mutual fund investors need to look beyond the “equity income” label.

Jim Jubak at MSN Money warns that greed and the new buyout boom is injecting risk into the economy.

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