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Paul J. Lim in the New York Times looks at the investment fallout from the slowing real estate market.

Tim Gray also in the New York Times on the “quirky” nature of convertible bonds as an asset class.

Eleanor Laise in the Wall Street Journal on the rush to invest in dividend-focused international equity vehicles.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture highlights a piece on the ominous turn in some economically sensitive stock sectors.

TraderFeed takes note of the “Signs of a risk averse market abound.” which jibes well with this nifty graph depicting July equity market performance. notes a slew of seven new ETFs from PowerShares.

Equity Private doesn’t buy into Jeff Matthew’s argument that the death of private equity is nigh.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed makes a subtle point on the interaction between discipline and devotion.

Tim Harford properly notes that “willpower is a scarce resource…” which is reminiscent of a prior post.

Random Roger makes a good point about not forcing investments.

Dan Mitchell at the New York Times points to a site with a “big, random pile of economic- and business-oriented charts…

Bill Alpert at Barron’s looks at the effect of growing ethanol demand on the corn market.

Businessweek has a special report on the billions being bet on clean energy.

Given the continuing mainstream media meltdown, we should not be surprised that the media moguls are making bold bets.

All hail Ricky Bobby!

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