For those of you looking for a good way to start your day we have a couple of suggestions. Joe Weisenthal over at has an interesting take on a half-dozen (or so) stories every morning. The hard-working crew at Seeking Alpha is creating a one page summary of relevant Wall Street Journal stories every morning.

Ticker Sense tries to put the market decline into some (much needed) perspective.

Barry Ritholtz looks at some sentiment measures that point to a short-term bottom, including a large spike in the VIX.

Trader Mike points to the dearth of stocks trading above their 50-day moving average.

macroblog notes a 25 bp hike is baked in for the June meeting.

The yield curve is flat once again.

Caroline Baum at is trying to figure out "inflation expectations."

Craig Karmin at the Wall Street Journal notes the emerging market economies are in much better shape than they were during prior market busts.

Roger Nusbaum writing at reports (for the first time that we saw) on the forthcoming launch of some additional currency ETFs.

James Hamilton at Econbrowser is tracking some interesting trends in oil supply (and demand).

Matt Krantz at USA Today reports on the "…euphoria in the ethanol business."

Marc Lichtenfeld at notices some prominent investors are looking at the homebuilders.

CXO Advisory Group highlights some research that looks at how much diversification is enough – not surprisingly the answer is: it depends.

Jay Walker at the Confused Capitalist points out some research that should give you pause before pulling the trigger on that trade.

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street does the ultimate. He makes a story I was studiously ignoring interesting and funny!

For those you still reading those glossy p;ublications, called magazines, the Chicago Tribune has their annual list of the top 50 magazines.

Daniel Gross at looks at how hedge funds have infiltrated Broadway.

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