BusinessWeek on global liquidity and the low interest rate environment.

Paul J. Kim in the New York Times with four reasons to invest globally.

Why is oil up? Because its cold! (via MarketBeat)

Should you buy when private equity sells? (via New York Times)

It seems like every retail stock is fodder for LBO speculation. (via DealBook)

Nasdaq Stock Market (NDAQ) fails (by a mile) to acquire the LSE. (via Wall Street Journal)

The Fortress Investment Group (FIG) IPO reviewed. (via Abnormal Returns)

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report on the worst ETF ever.

Bargains in the closed-end fund world are few and far between. (via

An investable economic freedom fund? (via Marginal Revolution)

Mebane Faber at World Beta with an interesting piece of research on asset allocation.

G. Pascal Zachary in the New York Times on innovation and how “geography is destiny.”

All About Alpha on alpha generation in the NFL.

Katherine Salant in the Washington Post on what economics and psychology can tell us about lifestyle and happiness.

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