Murray Coleman at catches up with Jeremy Grantham and finds him gloomy on equities, foreign and domestic.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight reviews investor since the end of the Internet bubble.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on the returns following “narrow range days.”

Todd Harrison writing at think the geopolitical risk premium has been priced out of crude prices in light of oil’s fall.

Oil bull T. Boone Pickens has “…been surprised at how severe the decline was [in oil]” (via Wall Street Journal)

FT Alphaville highlights a report on the role liquidity has played in the rise (and fall) in commodity prices.

Randall W. Forsyth at on the likelihood that the rise in corn prices is for real.

Aaron Lucchetti in the Wall Street Journal on the ongoing struggle between the CBOE and CBOT.

Speaking of Chicago, apparently the Tribune (TRB) auction is not garnering all that much interest. (via DealBook)

Paul Herbert at with five tips for picking a bond fund.

Greg Newton at NakedShorts highlights some ETFs that are not performing as advertised.

What is the right amount to have in international equities? (via Wall Street Journal)

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator on the shifting weights of various global geographic sectors.

Investors are cutting hedge funds “more slack.” (via FT Alphaville)

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report on how to measure market expectations prior to an earnings release with option prices.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture on the true value of iPhone and what else Apple (AAPL) may have up its sleeve.

On the topic of the iPhone, Doug Kass in “ positive, but with some real reservations.”

Will this be the real sticking point for the iPhone? (via NY Post)

Free exchange asks, is economics a “gut major”?

Scientific American on the “incredible, medical egg.”

Are perceptions of beauty contagious? (via The Telegraph)

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