The CME finalizes its deal to purchase the NYMEX. (

Markets are now looking for a full percentage point cut in the Fed funds rate target. (MarketBeat)

A quick run through of the state of the bond markets. (Accrued Interest)

Are other investment banks at risk? (Silicon Alley Insider)

Do you own the securities in your investment account? (Market Movers)

Long memories and echoes of the LTCM bailout. (Bespoke Investment Group)

“(A)bsolutely ignore everyone on TV, no one knows how this is going to play out.” (Daily Options Report)

“(W)e now see that the once seemingly monolithic “emerging markets” have decoupled, with Brazil and Russia outperforming the world and China dramatically underperforming.” (TraderFeed)

How to build a 130/30 index. (All About Alpha)

“I view absolute strategies as one of many tools that might comprise a diversified portfolio.” (

Are publicly traded private equity vehicles worth the hassle? (InvestmentNews)

“Remember, nobody makes money in true bear markets. Not even the bears” (

Trying to put today’s market ills in some sort of perspective. (Capital Spectator)

A round-up of the Bear Stearns news. (Abnormal Returns)

The Chicago Cubs are worth $606 million, more or less. (

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