Preferred stocks are the worst of both worlds. (breakingviews/

The SEC will not stand for rumormongering any more. (DealBook, NakedShorts)

An interesting cross-industry divergence. (Bespoke Investment Group)

Index investing is not necessarily passive investing. (Market Movers)

Defining terms when it comes to alpha and beta. (All About Alpha)

Implied volatility and earnings releases. (Daily Options Report)

Huge volatility in the Japanese government bond market. (FT Alphaville)

A handy cheat sheet to the slew of commodity ETFs. (

Examining the listed private equity ETFs. (

The race for the first frontier market equity ETF. (ETF Trends)

Coming to market, a local currency emerging market bond ETF. (Basis Pointing)

Not all is well in the economies of the Gulf countries. (

Pain at the pump…for gasoline retailers. (Curious Capitalist)

A case is made for the Fed to stand pat at 2.25%. (Econbrowser)

Ambiguous manufacturing data and the odds of a recession. (Odd Numbers)

Is the Fed to blame for the global food crisis? (Big Picture)

Some weekend reading on ‘systemic risk.’ (NakedShorts)

Will Microsoft (MSFT) walk away from a deal for Yahoo! (YHOO)? (Silicon Alley Insider)

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