The Ticker Sense Blogger Sentiment Poll shows a big increase in net bearishness.

John Spence at on increased competition in the currency ETF space. on how newly introduced currency ETNs may have tax advantages compared to existing currency ETFs.

Yvonne Ball at on the full-circle some private equity-backed firms are making via the IPO market.

Cerebrus takes over Chrysler, or should we call it a “give-over”? (via

Claudia H. Deutsch in the New York Times the evolution of Cerberus Capital Management’s strategic moves into the automotive industry.

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed on a glaring juxtaposition in the auto industry.

FT Alphaville on the risky proposition that is “bridge equity” for investment banks.

Merissa Marr and Andy Pasztor at on the stamina behind Rupert Murdoch’s deal-making history.

Richard Perez-Pena in the New York Times on a weakness at the Wall Street Journal, i.e. low profit margins, underlying Murdoch’s bid.

Gregory Zuckerman at profiles a large hedge fund complex that continues to shoot out the performance lights.

We are suckers for any post that cites the “First Citiwide Change Bank” SNL skits. (via All About Alpha)

James Picerno at the Capital Spectator on the complex interplay in the markets between value and momentum.

An Andrew Lo paper at introduces a new measure of the value of active management. (via Paul Kedrosky)

Heather Bell at on more research into the nature of fundamental indexation.

Lewis Braham at looks at the ease in which individuals can now short the market.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture with fresh evidence on the economy’s “Slow-Motion-Slow-Down.”

This should be interesting. A stellar line-up discusses Daniel Gross’ new book, Pop! Why Bubbles are Great for the Economy over at TPM Cafe.

Becker and Posner on supervoting shares and family control of newspapers.

Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution on a book debunks the widely-cited Tulipmania story.

Who knew? The “Five Second Rule” works, kind of… (via Freakonomics Blog)

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