The Fed facing a “pretty pickle” stuck between higher inflation and weaker economic growth. (via MarketBeat)

Lauren Young at reports on a study that shows investors who “invest locally” do not outperform the market.

Wealthy investors are relying less on equity investments and more on non-traditional asset classes. (via

Mark Hulbert at detects a sizable shift in gold market sentiment.

Ticker Sense on the state of the S&P 500 10-day A/D line.

Sonya Morris at on the widespread use of quantitative strategies in the ETF world.

Mebane Faber at World Beta has some follow-up on his asset allocation timing model.

CXO Advisory Group with research showing little relationship between changes in personal consumption expenditures and the stock market.

All About Alpha on the difference in performance for mutual funds and pension funds.

Curtis M. Faith at Way of the Turtle on how new investors should approach their trading plan.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on the importance of maintaining a consistent time frame for trading.

Is the London Stock Exchange’s AIM “the world’s most successful market for smaller companies” or “little more than a casino”? (via FT Alphaville)

Going Private on what the Blackstone Group offering really means for the future of the public markets.

Justin Fox at the Curious Capitalist takes note of this argument. on how one private equity firm, Cerebrus Capital Management, has become a veritable auto industry conglomerate.

Information wants to be free. Even marketing materials for start-up hedge funds. (via & NakedShorts)

Austan Goolsbee in the New York Times warns that subprime mortgage market fallout could harm those worthy borrowers who truly need this type of financing.

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed on the expanding “art bubble.”

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