David Snowball looks at new and unpublicized mutual funds in The Annex over at FundAlarm.com.

Michael Santoli at Barrons.com on the growing pains the ETF industry is showing as the land grab for shelf space continues apace.

Ian Salisbury at WSJ.com on the first year performance of WisdomTree’s well-publicized ETFs.

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture has ten unanswered questions on CDOs.

Calculated Risk on just what mortgage-related securities Brookstreet’s clients were sold.

Floyd Norris in the New York Times with a graphical depiction of the weakness in mortgage-related securities.

The Economist.com notes three market indicators to keep any eye one

Bespoke Investment Group on the “bubble” in the number of private equity mentions.

Are over-leveraged firms less able competitors? (via New York Times)

Felix Salmon at Market Movers on why Rupert Murdoch can make economic returns on his Dow Jones (DJ) play.

The Epicurean Dealmaker on the travels “needs” of the families of corporate chieftains.

Geraldine Fabrikant in the New York Times on what value investors are buying right now.

Brett Steenbarger at TraderFeed on the disparate performance between the S&P 500 and its unweighted cousin.

Paul J. Lim in the New York Times on the current attractive valuations of municipal bonds.

Will Apple (AAPL) eventually want to go out on its own as a wireless carrier? (via TheStreet.com)

As the All-Star break approaches, why not check out a baseball-related portfolio over at Stockpickr.com.

Will Willkinson at Happiness & Public Policy is skeptical of research showing people “like” to pay taxes.

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