FT Alphaville picked up on our item on private equity buyouts.

Scott Lanman at Bloomberg.com reports on a new “factor model” program the Fed is using to forecast the economy.

Justin Lahart at the Wall Street Journal on the pressure on hedge fund managers who are lagging heading into December.

Mark Hulbert at Marketwatch.com on a newsletter writer’s surprising turn towards bullishness.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture on the amazing string of days without a 2% daily decline.

CXO Advisory Group highlights a study that claims a precise estimate of the U.S. equity market risk premium.

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report has some more thoughts on slow-motion collapse in the VIX.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on how the S&P 500 has become less volatile over time and its impact on your trading plan.

Jen Ryan at TheStreet.com on fund managers’ interest in actively managed ETFs.

DealBook on the debate over Google (GOOG) as it surpasses $500 a share.

Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage on the fascinating story that is the iPhone.

In conclusion, we want to wish all of our readers a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.