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FT Alphaville on what a Chinese stock market drop may have on its economy.

David Gaffen at MarketBeat on the potential for M&A to revive the recently lagging REIT sector.

Katie Martin at a rush of new indices to track the returns of currency funds.

CXO Advisory Group summarizes research on the role changing stock betas plays in explaining stock returns.

Bill Luby at VIX and More has additional thoughts on the PCVXO sentiment indicator.

Abnormal Returns takes a closer look at “coattail investing.”

DealBook on continued challenges at Goldman Sach’s flagship hedge fund.

David Merkel at the Aleph Blog on why he thinks insurance companies who are outsourcing their investment management are making a mistake.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture writes “We are not anywhere near a bottom in residential real estate.”

Howard Lindzon wonders whether we should care about the slipping U.S. Dollar.

Shawn Tully at with a look “deep inside the brain of Carl Icahn.”

DealBook on how it is Jim Cramer became a “polarizing figure.”

Paul Kedrosky at Infectious Greed asks “Will the real Jim Cramer please stand up?”

Larry E. Ribstein at on the implications of an Australian law firm going public.

Brett Schendler at thinks Apple TV is a “dud.”

John Gravois at on the “anti-Secret” or the “power of negative thinking.”

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