In a follow-up to yesterday’s linkfest, Stuart Elliot in the New York Times examines the ins and outs of the most lucrative stadium naming deal to-date.

Randall W. Forsyth at wonders whether Citigroup (C) looks at the “bad corporate karma” that follows when a company affixes their name to a stadium.

Trader Mike on whether popular investment blogs are contrary indicators of market performance.

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report on what low realized volatility portends for the market.

All About Alpha notes the news that “hedge fund clones” are on the assembly line.

Speaking of hedge funds, the Wall Street Journal reports on yet another large hedge fund public offering.

Ann Davis in the Wall Street Journal reports on how former Enron traders are leveraging their experience into lucrative hedge fund opportunities.

Greg Newton at NakedShorts previews some likely financial market “reforms” in the pipeline.

Can you believe how well REIT funds have done this year? (via

Dan Culloton at reminds us to look at the holdings of an ETF before adding it to your portfolio.

Aaron Pressman at on truly international ETFs.

Chet Currier at wonders whether mutual fund investors have matured.

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator looks at the case for even lower oil prices.

Accrued Interest examines the political dimension of explicit Fed inflation targeting.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed shows that historically owning the stock market during inverted yield curves has not been a great idea.

James Hamilton at Econbrowser reviews the latest academic research on the yield curve and the term premium and why an inverted yield curve may not be as worrisome as previously thought.

This looks like an interesting paper on benchmarking money manager performance. (via

Finally, a good definition of Web 2.0 and some insight into the viability of this wave of start-ups. (via DealBook)

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