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breakingviews asks if the Cerebrus-GMAC deal a blueprint for future mega-buyouts? (via Dealbook)

Chart of the Day characterizes the current rally as "…above average in duration but below average in magnitude."

Naureen S. Malik at Barron's tracks down a couple of stocks that activist hedge fund Pirate Capital is accumulating.

According to Nicholas Yulico at private equity funds have become big players in the REIT privatization wave.

Everybody and their brother seem to be anticipating a steeper yield curve. (via Bloomberg)

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator notes the economy is doing fine despite the flat to inverted yield curve.

The Blackstone Group is expanding their presence in the hedge fund business in a big way. (via Dealbook)

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