We are a part of the Big Picture’s Bloggers’ Take on inflation this week. The study we cited can be found at the San Francisco Federal Reserve.

Karyn McCormack at BusinessWeek.com on a new ETF, PowerShares Listed Private Equity Portfolio (PSP), that seeks to capture the returns from publicly traded, private equity.

Tom Lydon at ETF Trends notes some interesting comments from the head of a major ETF provider.

The Wall Street Journal continues on the theme of accelerated exchange consolidation in light of the Chicago futures exchange merger.

The Economist thinks the competition has good reason to envy the Chicago combination.

Randall W. Forsyth at Barrons.com on a booming market that the Chicago futures exchanges have been missing out on.

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator has a Q&A session with an analyst who believes the bond market has it wrong if it thinks a recession and falling inflation are imminent.

John Carney at DealBreaker.com reminds us of a now oft-overlooked anniversary.

Accrued Interest on the level and nature of mortgage delinquencies.

Lawrence Jones at Morningstar.com on the role international fixed income funds can play within a well-diversified portfolio.

The Economist examines the move by hedge funds to try self-policing in light of increased governmental scrutiny.

Malcolm Gladwell at the New Yorker with a full-length article on those trying to build a “machine” to predict hit movies.

The Economist on a study that demonstrates that “use it, or lose it” really does matter for the brain.

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