Let’s start today’s linkfest with a look at the effect of falling housing prices on the economy.

Randall W. Forsyth at Barrons.com on the unique nature of the forthcoming recession.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight has a “balanced assessment” of the chances of a recession.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture on the ugly headlines coming out the housing sector.

Mark Hulbert at Marketwatch.com warns us off “tortured data” that shows a strong relationship between housing and stock prices.

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed notes a piece on the “coming oil bust.”

Allan Sloan in the Washington Post on the tendency of hedge fund managers to “shoot for the moon.”

All About Alpha (thankfully) beat us to this interesting interview with Alexander Ineichen on “asymmetrical return profiles.”

DealBook (a tad too cynically) highlights a private equity investment by some smart money managers at Third Avenue Funds.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on the value of the historical relationship between the yield curve and the stock market.

Morningstar.com looks at the prospects for real estate funds and overseas investing.

Roger Nusbaum at TheStreet.com is busy with analysis of two new ETFs that focus on a currency strategy and dividends.

John Carney at DealBreaker.com interviews Jonathan Knee, author of The Accidental Ivnestment Banker.

We just can’t stay away from the Apple Computer (APPL) product rumors. Think Secret on a forthcoming iPhone and Businessweek.com on a potential move into gaming.

Speaking of innovation, Barbara De Lollis at USA Today has a piece on Honda’s move into the game-changing, small-jet market.

Daniel Gross at Slate.com highlights some “idiotic examples of corporate cost-cutting.”

Stop the insanity! Greg Mankiw and Alex Tabarrok weigh in on the push to eliminate the penny, once and for all.

Speaking of small changes adding up, John Markoff in the New York Times on a call by Google (GOOG) to computer manufacturers to make their products more energy efficient.

Keith Sharfman at Truth on the Market on the difference between monopoly and market power.

Just to close the loop, Jim Holt in the New Yorker weighs in on the growing string theory debate.

To stay on top of all of our posts please add our feed to your (undoubtedly) growing list of feeds.

This content, which contains security-related opinions and/or information, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in any manner as professional advice, or an endorsement of any practices, products or services. There can be no guarantees or assurances that the views expressed here will be applicable for any particular facts or circumstances, and should not be relied upon in any manner. You should consult your own advisers as to legal, business, tax, and other related matters concerning any investment.

The commentary in this “post” (including any related blog, podcasts, videos, and social media) reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints, and analyses of the Ritholtz Wealth Management employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded the views of Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. or its respective affiliates or as a description of advisory services provided by Ritholtz Wealth Management or performance returns of any Ritholtz Wealth Management Investments client.

References to any securities or digital assets, or performance data, are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Charts and graphs provided within are for informational purposes solely and should not be relied upon when making any investment decision. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The content speaks only as of the date indicated. Any projections, estimates, forecasts, targets, prospects, and/or opinions expressed in these materials are subject to change without notice and may differ or be contrary to opinions expressed by others.

Please see disclosures here.

Please see the Terms & Conditions page for a full disclaimer.