Times are tough when an asset manager needs to raise capital in billion dollar chunks. (WSJ.com, Deal Journal, Market Movers)

Inflationary psychology is back, and the Fed is worried. (Real Time Economics, Calculated Risk)

The Fed is running out of T-bills. (Alea)

Price increases are simply more noticeable — more salient, as psychologists would say — than price decreases.” (NYTimes.com also Crossing Wall Street)

“In general, we should treat spreads with more money behind them as more informative than those with less…” (Interfluidity)

What effect might binary options have on volatility? (Daily Options Report)

The performance of high momentum stocks around earnings announcements. (CXO Advisory Group)

Ten core ideas of trading psychology. (TraderFeed)

Great companies don’t always make a great stock, the case of Cisco (CSCO). (ClusterStock.com)

Stock picks from the Value Investing Congress. (ETF Expert)

Club deals‘ seem to happen at a discount to solo deals. (DealBook)

The state of the private equity industry. (Knowledge@Wharton)

Don’t take too much comfort from recent positive GDP reports. (Big Picture)

A new consensus on the payroll employment report. (Dash of Insight)

The housing market is, contrary to some reports, not yet at a bottom. (Calculated Risk)

$100 a barrel oil is still pretty cheap. (Capital Spectator)

Talk of the “super spike” in oil prices is back. (FT Alphaville, Big Picture, Infectious Greed)

Gas tax holiday hysterics. (Mankiw Blog)

The launch of the MCDX is a “game changer” for the muni bond market. (Accrued Interest)

Municipal bond insurance really is different than other types of insurance. (DealBreaker.com)

People seem to blur the distinction between health insurance and health care. (EconLog)

A huge launch for a video game. (Tech Trader Daily)

Everybody but Abnormal Returns joins the Sprint-Clearwire WiMax partnership. (Tech Observer, WSJ.com, DealBook, Silicon Alley Insider)

We have to concur with this rave review of the new CBS Digital Radio Network. (Fred Wilson)

Do you want to stay up-to-date with each Abnormal Returns post? Then feel free to add our fan-friendly feed to your preferred feed reader.

This content, which contains security-related opinions and/or information, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon in any manner as professional advice, or an endorsement of any practices, products or services. There can be no guarantees or assurances that the views expressed here will be applicable for any particular facts or circumstances, and should not be relied upon in any manner. You should consult your own advisers as to legal, business, tax, and other related matters concerning any investment.

The commentary in this “post” (including any related blog, podcasts, videos, and social media) reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints, and analyses of the Ritholtz Wealth Management employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded the views of Ritholtz Wealth Management LLC. or its respective affiliates or as a description of advisory services provided by Ritholtz Wealth Management or performance returns of any Ritholtz Wealth Management Investments client.

References to any securities or digital assets, or performance data, are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute an investment recommendation or offer to provide investment advisory services. Charts and graphs provided within are for informational purposes solely and should not be relied upon when making any investment decision. Past performance is not indicative of future results. The content speaks only as of the date indicated. Any projections, estimates, forecasts, targets, prospects, and/or opinions expressed in these materials are subject to change without notice and may differ or be contrary to opinions expressed by others.

Please see disclosures here.

Please see the Terms & Conditions page for a full disclaimer.