Emotions are frayed in the petroleum pits. (via MarketBeat)

Barry Ritholtz and Chad Brand on the return of geopolitical risk and the effect on oil prices.

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report on how to play the oil markets.

Ticker Sense examines the relationship between pre-opening futures prices and subsequent full day performance.

Caroline Baum at Bloomberg.com on why some economic statistics get ignored when it is convenient for forecasters.

Accrued Interest takes a look at how some states are approaching the subprime mortgage mess.

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed points to how the subprime mess is going to affect one area in particular.

David Altig at macroblog looks at what housing price futures are telling us about 2007.

All About Alpha introduces us to ‘LDI’ – liability driven investment strategies.

Steve Rosenbush at BusinessWeek.com prospects for private equity targets.

Goldman Sachs (GS) is trying to raise the stakes in the private equity fund-raising game. (via DealBook & DealBreaker.com)

Greg Newton at NakedShorts is still on “MoziloWatch.”

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on the mismatch that is the cause of many trading problems.

Daniel Gross at Slate.com on the death of the CD and why so many companies want to get into the business.

If you have seen any posts or blogs we have been missing, please pass them along. We will check them out.