Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture focuses on “four driving principles of market behavior.”

Jonathan Burton at with five ways to make your portfolio safer.

The New York Times on the likelihood we are going to see continued market volatility, and the renewed attraction of Treasury bonds.

David Gaffen at MarketBeat on the role corporate buybacks played in slowing the market drop.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture on the “double-edge sword” that is shrinking equity supply.

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator reviews the valuation picture for the global equity markets.

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed on Niall Ferguson’s view of the world and the disconnect between the “front page and the business page.”

Eleanor Laise in the Wall Street Journal on the performance of “hybrid funds” during the market crack.

All About Alpha on the continued rise of the 130/30 portfolio structure.

DealBook on the newly minted Fortress Investment Group (FIG) billionaires.

Corporate bigwigs giving up perks for cash. (via MarketBeat)

Bess Levin at on the link between options backdating and subsequent merger activity.

Andrew Ross Sorkin in the New York Times on the political, read tax, backlash against private equity.

Felix Salmon on the fact that “private equity is the new banking.”

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report is gearing up for March Madness.

A paper than explores the historical origins of behavioral economics. (via SSRN)

Steve Landsburg at asks “Why do the poor have (seemingly) more free time than the rich?”

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