Monday means two things. First, the Carnival of Investing Vol. 34 is up over at My Money Forest. Second, the Ticker Sense Blogger Sentiment Poll is also new.

David Andrew Taylor at has a good post up on the relative usefulness of the spate of new currency ETFs.

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report makes an important point in regards to “buy-writes.”

CXO Advisory Group has some good advice on mutual fund advertising – ignore it.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed continues his series on the intersection of our skills and interests.

Ian McDonald at the Wall Street Journal has an interview with an accomplished fund manager who is either “wrong or just early.”

John F. Wasik at looks at the debate over fundamental indexing.

We have always been irked by the design of, but apparently Bono and his partners disagree. Equity Private wonders where the Bono is hiding?

DealBook highlights a piece on the targeted return for the HCA buyout group.

Given all the ethanol hype why isn’t corn higher? (via Wall Street Journal)

Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage wonders whether hedge funds have something to learn from the evolution of Google (GOOG).

Random Roger looks up a closed-end fund and comes away disappointed.

When the Washington Post editorial page comes out against hedge fund regulation it attracts some attention: here and here.

Robert Young at GigaOm has an interesting take on

The times they are a changing. Kerry Miller at reports that “B-school is hip again.”

Eddy Elfenbein at Crossing Wall Street has learned an interesting lesson in “couch” economics. has a “CEO Guide to Prediction Markets” or you could just go here.

Dave Kansas at the Wall Street Journal has an excellent investment book beach reading list.

Did you have any idea that the movie version of The Da Vinci Code took in over $500 million overseas? (via New York Times)

Joseph McCafferty at has an interesting article on the fund-raising “arms race” facing big-time college athletics.

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