FT Alphaville on how hedge fund IPOs represent a continued ‘mainstreaming‘ of the industry.

The Wall Street Journal on the lack of regulatory coordination when it comes to hedge funds.

Would you give your hard-earned money to some one who has demonstrated an ability to lose billions of dollars in a matter of days? (via Wall Street Journal)

Heather Timmons in the New York Times on the heady days that is the mergers and acquisitions market.

The Economist on the long term downside of low rates of corporate investment.

Ticker Sense and Mark Hulbert at Barrons.com on what January’s market performance means (or not) for the rest of the year.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on how the price of energy stocks affects the market as a whole.

CXO Advisory Group on information acquisition and investor overconfidence.

Dave Altig at macroblog on the prospects for 5.25% Fed funds rate for some time to come.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight is skeptical of the “academic credentials” of copper.

David Gaffen at MarketBeat on prematurely calling a bottom in the housing market.

David Andrew Taylor at dismally.com on how the “commodity kerplunk” is affecting commodity currencies.

Greg Newton at NakedShorts continues his look into the biggest “news” of 2007.

Charles Duhigg in the New York Times on the growing profile of activist investors.

Tom Lydon at ETF Trends with ten new ETF trends for 2007.

Daniel Gross in Slate.com on the surprising weakness in Whole Foods (WFMI).

Chad Brand at the Peridot Capitalist on the surprisingly disparity between the valuations of the two major online DVD rental companies.

Alex Barrionuevo in the New York Times on the coming crunch for corn buyers as ethanol displaces traditional consumers.

Who knew Belgium is an up and coming private banking center? (via Economist.com)

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