Mark Gilbert at recasts the financial world in bovine terms.

Jenny Anderson in the New York Times on the fine line hedge funds walk between performance and publicity.

It looks like the Fortress Investment Group (FIG) IPO went off without a hitch. (via

A big investor thinks hedge funds charge too much for too little. (via

All About Alpha on research into seasonality in hedge fund returns.

Goldman Sachs (GS) pulls ahead in the PE fund raising race. (via FT Alphaville)

The complexity of the credit derivatives market is making “heads swim.” (via DealBook)

Is the sub-prime market the first shoe to drop? (via

Jeff Matthews listened to a very bad quarterly earnings conference call.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture with some first-hand perspective on the forthcoming CNBC vs. Fox Business News showdown.

Ramsi Khamsi at the on research that uses brain scans to “…read a person’s secret intentions…”

John C. Bogle in the Wall Street Journal on whether ETFs really are “…a dream come true for investors?”

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