The market is on pins and needles waiting for the Fed, but the linkfest goes on.

It is anticipated that the Fed will pause, but Ticker Sense reminds us that is not necessarily a good thing for the stock market. They also have a very “micro” take on Fed days.

Mark Hulbert at reiterates this point focusing on the prospect of slower economic growth.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture is not expecting a “soft landing” for the housing market.

Daniel Gross at on the difference between the growing difference between the cost of “living well” and the overall cost of living.

CXO Advisory Group highlights some research on political regimes and stock market performance, both here and abroad.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight on the perils of overfitting a trading model.

Daisy Maxey at the Wall Street Journal reports on a first: a closed-end fund plans on converting into an ETF. In short, expect some more of these in the future.

Speaking of ETFs, Dan Culloton at take a bottom-up look at the valuation of various sector ETFs.

Roger Nusbaum at looks at two ETFs that invest in the same stocks in very different ways.

Although the SEC is giving up the court fight, they plan on revisiting some hedge fund regulations. (via DealBook) Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage thinks this is the right decision.

Greg Newton at NakedShorts on why you should think twice before relying on market-related statistics compiled by the government.

We are apparently not alone – Sifrey’s Alerts on the “State of the Blogosophere.”

Malcolm Gladwell weighs in on the side of a proven technology, geothermal, to help solve the energy problem.

We want our Mac.TV! Paul Boutin at thinks it unlikely, in the “myth of the living room PC.”

Matt Gaffney at the American Prospect on the pitched battle between Sudoku and crossword puzzles.

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