“Investors of all kinds ignore dividends at their peril.” (Behavioural Investing)

What small cap underperformance means for the market as a whole. (Barrons.com)

How ETFs act as a “window on markets.” (IndexUniverse.com)

Do you have an innovative idea for an ETF? (Information Arbitrage & FT Alphaville)

Exploring the VaR on the trading desks at Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS). (Alea & FT Alphaville)

A comeback for the stocks of newly public, private equity firms. (DealBook)

Some classes of options are “consistently expensive.” (CXO Advisory Group)

On the use of the “stock screen machine” to conduct sector-focused research. (Kirk Report)

Private equity fund-raising doing just fine, thank you very much. (Deal Journal)

What does the Zagat survey tell us about restaurant inflation? Apparently not a whole lot. (Market Movers & Big Picture)

Corporate finance-related event studies are not all they are cracked up to be. (Truth on the Market)

“Do relative status and income matter more than absolute?” (Marginal Revolution)

Screaming shorts in the political prediction markets. (Market Movers)

A company is trying to harness microorganisms that convert–in real time–large hydrocarbon molecules into methane. (Forbes.com)

There are many open questions about gambling in light of its seemingly inevitable spread across the country. (Chronicle.com via Arts & Letters Daily)

Who knew Madonna was still making music? (DealBook & WSJ.com)

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