DealBook on how the “..cozy world of buyouts is becoming less genteel..”

Bess Levin at on a major hedge fund (SAC) venturing pretty far afield in search of investment opportunities.

FT Alphaville on research showing affluent Americans are pulling back from hedge funds.

All About Alpha on 2007 as the breakthrough year for hedge fund replication and the convergence between hedge funds and mutual funds.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight on the state of long term sentiment measures.

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report with (hopefully) the last post on ‘option pinning.’

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator on inflation news and the likelihood that the Fed will continue “sitting on their hands.”

Daniel Gross doesn’t understand why CEOs get involved with related-party transactions.

CXO Advisory Group on the seeming lack of a relationship between media attention and guru accuracy.

James Altucher at Stockpickr highlights some new (and novel) ETFs.

Good news. More competition coming to the world of bond ETFs. (via Wall Street Journal)

James Hamilton at Econbrowser on the supremacy of supply and demand when it comes to oil prices.

Maybe this is why all those hedge fund managers don’t wear suits? (via 37signals)

Jack Shafer at on the “absurdity” of the FCC.

Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage with an interesting post on valuing the “[Steve] Jobs Put Option.”

According to Walt Mossberg at the Wall Street Journal, Windows Vista is “.. a worthy, but largely unexciting product.”

Jeff Matthews on Windows Vista – just “..stick with your Mac.”

Chris Anderson at the Long Tail has a fascinating item on how a large online retailer has laid out their warehouse…randomly!

Thanks for checking in, you can stay up-to-date with all of our posts via our fancy Feedburner feed.

This content, which contains security-related opinions and/or information, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in any manner as professional advice, or an endorsement of any practices, products or services. There can be no guarantees or assurances that the views expressed here will be applicable for any particular facts or circumstances, and should not be relied upon in any manner. You should consult your own advisers as to legal, business, tax, and other related matters concerning any investment.

The commentary in this “post” (including any related blog, podcasts, videos, and social media) reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints, and analyses of the Ritholtz Wealth Management employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded the views of Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. or its respective affiliates or as a description of advisory services provided by Ritholtz Wealth Management or performance returns of any Ritholtz Wealth Management Investments client.

References to any securities or digital assets, or performance data, are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Charts and graphs provided within are for informational purposes solely and should not be relied upon when making any investment decision. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The content speaks only as of the date indicated. Any projections, estimates, forecasts, targets, prospects, and/or opinions expressed in these materials are subject to change without notice and may differ or be contrary to opinions expressed by others.

Please see disclosures here.

Please see the Terms & Conditions page for a full disclaimer.