On the link between the unwinding of SocGen’s rogue trades and the market’s plunge. (NYTimes.com, Alea)

“Some of the criticism of the Fed has been going way overboard.” (Real Time Economics)

Why do rogue trader-induced blowups keep occurring? (Beta Brief)

Alpha, beta and schmalpha. (Ultimi Barbaroum)

Investor sentiment suggests that the bulk of the stock market’s decline is now behind us.” (NYTimes.com)

The myth and reality of share buybacks. (Risk and Return)

“(T)here’s nothing magical about the fact that the SPX turned when the VIX blipped at 37.” (Daily Options Report)

“The collapse of credit is what is driving this recession…” (NYTimes.com)

Why would any one want to buy into the monoline bond insurers at the moment? (CNNMoney.com)

(O)ne’s [market] perspective is a function of what you do during the day.” (Big Picture)

“(B)eing a successful trader and being a successful portfolio manager are different skill sets.” (TraderFeed)

Profile of the indexed-focused site, diehards.org. (IndexUniverse.com)

Macro beef pricing trends, i.e. meatonomics. (The Stalwart, NYTimes.com)

With the Canadian dollar higher, the “skate is on the other foot” in the NHL. (NYTimes.com)

Abnormal Returns has been garnering some notice in the financial blogosphere. Feel free to drop us a line if we have missed anything.