Will the Citadel-E*Trade transaction cause further writedowns of ABS portfolios? (Infectious Greed, DealBreaker.com)

Implications of the run on the Florida LGIP. (Calculated Risk)

On the question of counterparty risk in the CDS market. (naked capitalism)

Contrarian alert! The weak U.S. dollar is now magazine cover fodder. (Alea)

The state of China’s stock market. (FT Alphaville)

Jim Rogers on how to profit from the booming Chinese economy. (USNews.com)

Distressed investors are beginning to see attractive opportunities. (WSJ.com)

It has not worked out for those piggybacking on Eddie Lampert’s latest trades. (WSJ.com)

A contrarian analysis of bond market timer sentiment. (Marketwatch.com)

Are the emerging markets now a safe haven? (WSJ.com)

The state of the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency. (Economist.com)

“You are never bankrupt as long as investors are willing to keep funding you.” (Accrued Interest)

Is there a relationship between housing prices and the extent of a city’s “creative class”? (Curious Capitalist)

The value (or futility) of market timing across the globe. (CXO Advisory Group)

What does it take to be an A-list investment blogger? (Abnormal Returns)

What role does temperament play in trader success? (VIX and More)

The long-term investing lessons of university endowments. (FT.com & Abnormal Returns)

A passel of trading-oriented links including the question of how long explosive rallies in the midst of a downtrend turn out. (Daily Options Report)

It looks like we will have Jim Cramer to kick around for a few more years. (DealBreaker.com)

Are the Ivy League schools “too wealthy”? (BusinessWeek.com)

Part two of our investment book review round-up. (Abnormal Returns)

Is A-Rod a positive NPV project for the NY Yankees? (Odd Numbers)

Why you can’t get your hands on a Wii. (Wired.com)

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