Continued gridlock at the Ticker Sense Blogger Sentiment Poll.
How soon we forget…Peter A. McKay at WSJ.com on the return of risk-seeking behavior.
The Sallie Mae deal may represent a whole new era in financial sector buyouts (and leverage). (via DealBreaker.com)
FT Alphaville is assembling a list of the top activist hedge funds.
The Economist on how the derivatives boom is driving exchange M&A.
The Jack Schwager-led Market Wizards Fund is coming to the the LSE. (via FT Alphaville)
Russel Kinnel at Morningstar.com tracks down the ten domestic equity funds that “least resemble” the S&P 500.
John Coumarianos at Morningstar.com reviews seven hottest stocks for the year-to-date.
Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report is wondering why anyone would pay up for a buy-write closed-end fund.
All About Alpha takes a look at a new method for measuring manager skill.
Jeff Miller at A Dash of Insight on the value of polls in forecasting an imminent economic recession.
Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed on a paper that examines the “…stock-trading habits of finance professors.”
Michael Lewis at Bloomberg.com on who the most “convincing victim” is in the subprime mortgage meltdown.
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