Gwen Robinson at FT Alphaville with more on the ‘Hindenburg Omen.’

Home prices continue to fall. (via Big Picture)

While consumer confidence continues to rise. (via Bespoke Investment Group)

Crude oil and oil equities continue to diverge. (via Ticker Sense)

Diya Gullapalli at MarketBeat on a new (and improved) crude oil ETF.

As private equity falters, corporate buyers return to the driver’s seat. (via

The ‘just say no‘ defense failed. However the Rupert Murdoch-Dow Jones (DJ) story is just beginning. (via DealBook) on the demise of Sowood Capital Management.

Accrued Interest on the “short covering” rally in the credit markets.

The debt of some major investment banks is taking it on the chin. (via Calculated Risk)

Adam Warner at the Daily Options Report on what the relative underperformance of the Russell 2000 means for hedge funds and volatility.

Todd Trubey at wonders if 130/30 mutual funds are worth all the hype they are receiving.

Bill Byrnes at Mutualdecision Blog on whether you should care about your fund’s portfolio turnover.

Aaron Pressman at sorts through the carnage in the world of fixed income closed-end funds.

Charles Kirk at the Kirk Report on where to look for stock-related news.

Felix Salmon at Market Movers on the lack of credibility in Wall Street equity research.

Roger Ehrenberg at Information Arbitrage on the tightening credit standards for hedge funds.

Hedge funds & Private equity: 1, Congress 0. (via

Justin Fox at the Curious Capitalist on the potential consequences of a change in taxes on carried interest.

Free exchange on the difficulty in ensuring “progressivity in the tax code.”

Greg Newton at NakedShorts on the growth in film finance.

An update on what may be happening with the collapse in the bee population. (via Informed Reader)

Want a University of Chicago MBA? You had better know PowerPoint. (via

Reading a book may help alleviate the symptoms of (mild) depression. (via

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