Shocking! Other firms played “hardball” with the failing hedge fund, Amaranth. (via Wall Street Journal)

Lauren Keysen at has five hedge fund trends for 2007.

DealBook on an odd LBO pairing.

David Gaffen at MarketBeat has more on “dark pools” of liquidity.

Henry Blodget at on the two Jim Cramers, “brilliant James J. and vaudeville comic Jim.”

DealBook weighs in on the Blodget-Cramer showdown.

CXO Advisory Group examines a highly touted economic indicator.

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator on the recent jump in TIPS yields.

David Andrew Taylor at thinks the LSE should just take the deal already.

David Gaffen at MarketBeat on the beating the Japanese Yen has been taking.

All About Alpha on the concurrent rise in “cheap beta” and “high alpha.”

You say “index”, I say “strategy.” The changing definition of what constitutes an index fund. (via Wall Street Journal)

Random Roger tracks down a good quote on fundamental indices. on the unsatisfactory results derived from simply screening for high performing mutual funds.

Ticker Sense takes a look at what the market does during extended Fed pauses.

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed on the continued existence of sports-related “real performance surprises.”

James Surowiecki in the New Yorker on SarBox and the competitiveness of the American financial system.

Ugh. (via Crossing Wall Street)

“I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads from across the pond. (via Engadget)

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