The linkfest was a little later than usual today. Nevertheless we hope you enjoy the show.

John Carney at watched the Senate hearing with SEC chairman Cox on the topic of hedge funds so we didn’t have to.

Kara Scannell in the Wall Street Journal notes Cox’s opinion that there is a “hole” in hedge fund regulations.

Jonathan Clements at the Wall Street Journal doesn’t think much of hedge funds or separately managed accounts for that matter.

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator on the reality of a residential real estate recession.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture correctly points out that billionaires have very different investment strategies than you do.

When we first started writing about ethanol we did not think it would get so big. Ann Davis in the Wall Street Journal how ethanol has transformed the once sleepy corn market.

Mark Clayton in the Christian Science Monitor reports on the growing fears that higher ethanol consumption of corn will affect its use as a foodstuff.

Yaser Anwar at Seeking Alpha looks at the “perfect” investment that is timber.

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street doesn’t think new SEC mandated executive pay disclosure rules will make much of a difference, one way or another. Also a cool graph showing the P/E ratio of S&P 500 sectors.

David Leonhardt in the New York Times looks at the real problem underlying executive compensation practices.

Rob Carrick at the Globe & Mail highlights some resources to help investors sort through the ever growing world of ETFs.

You knew this was coming. Tom Lydon of ETF Trends notes the launch of a mutual fund that invests in ETFs.

Chad Brand at the Peridot Capitalist is skeptical that Microsoft will be able to pull off successfully (and profitably) their Zune media player.

Eleanor Laise at the Wall Street Journal looks at the advantages of investing in a mutual fund where the manager has a substantial stake at risk in the fund.

It is not often the case that an innovation can revolutionize a non-technology related industry. However air taxis may very well do that according to an article by Alexei Barrionuevo in the New York Times.

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