“(W)inners and losers in the emerging shakeout for the hedge-fund business.” (via WSJ.com)

James Surowiecki at NewYorker.com on whether the media is listening to the wrong characters.

Why isn’t the U.S. dollar falling? (via Econocator)

Equity investors tiptoe into September. (via WSJ.com)

Bloggers got a touch more bullish this week. (via Ticker Sense)

High bid-ask spreads are vexing traders of “orphan ETFs.” (via WSJ.com)

Asian buyout funds are setting records for new fund size. (via NYTimes.com)

What is the ISM Commodities survey telling us about inflation? (via Bespoke Investment Group)

Mebane Faber at World Beta has some interesting items on ‘endowment-style’ investment strategies.

Greg Newton at NakedShorts on the demise of a family of mutual funds that attempted to generate hedge fund-like returns.

The buyout boom is “fizzling.” What might the fallout be for a prominent publicly traded private equity firm? (via TheStreet.com)

Barry Barnitz at Asset Allocation highlights two papers on the volatility of asset class correlations.

Howard Lindzon wonders why so few investors are using Google Finance.

Do you network with other traders at your online broker? (via BusinessWeek.com)

Barry Ritholtz at the Big Picture (helpfully) excerpts the first chapter from Richard Bookstaber‘s “A Demon of Our Own Design.”

Alan Greenspan has a blog. (via FT Alphaville)

“Naming a company is far more difficult than naming a child.” (via Crossing Wall Street)

Cranberry flavored brats? Bratwurst goes upscale. (via USAToday.com)

Starbucks coffee coming to a single-serve coffee machine near you. (via Gizmodo)

Tyler Cowen at Marginal Revolution with some facts about milk.

The first kiss can make or break a couple’s relationship. (via NewScientist.com)

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