Intercontinental Board of Trade? A new bidder emerges to break-up the all-Chicago futures exchange merger. (via DealBook, & FT Alphaville)

Another shareholder activist seemingly gets his way. (via DealBook)

FT Alphaville passes along some advice to private equity on how improve its public image.

According to this measure the market is approaching an intermediate oversold condition. (Kirk Report)

Was yesterday a “key reversal” day? (via Big Picture)

Is Goldman Sachs (GS) the new “market tell.” (via Ticker Sense)

Chad Brand at the Peridot Capitalist on the fact that great companies don’t always may great stocks.

In the spirit of identifying bad companies, Mark Gongloff at MarketBeat passes along Calper’s annual “list of shame.”

Geraldine Fabrikant in the New York Times on a change in strategy at the Harvard University endowment fund.

All About Alpha on the challenges of analyzing hedge fund return data.

Roger Nusbaum at on how he uses ETFs in portfolio construction.

Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight on how to maintain objectivity in a market full of crosscurrents.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on how great performers generate “flow.”

Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage on the complexities of defining a “market” in a era of multiple media technologies.

How exactly should we characterize insider trading? (via Truth on the Market)

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture on how Apple’s iTunes has become the music industry’s new gatekeeper.

The wealthy are hiring art advisors to guide their art investments. (via Wealth Report)

Do we need a more egalitarian NCAA basketball tourney? (via Wages of Wins Journal)

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