“The numbers vary a tad – but the leveraged loan clearout continues.” (FT Alphaville)

What happens when multiple, overlapping dark pools of liquidity actually make trading harder? (WSJ.com)

Gold market timers have gone cold on the metal during this pullback. (Barrons.com)

A closer look at Warren Buffett was up to when Berkshire Hathaway sold a slew of stock index put options. (Financial Crookery)

Who said stock in a public hedge fund company would help keep star managers? (Telegraph.co.uk)

There is no shortage of M&A in the world of alternative asset managers. (DealZone)

GSAM bounces back after an awful 2007. (DealBreaker.com)

How do mutual funds managed by hedge fund managers perform? (SSRN.com)

More information does not necessarily lead to better decision making. (Bill Rempel)

Are investors ignoring the incremental credit risk of ETNs? (Morningstar.com also IndexUniverse.com)

A book excerpt on what you need to know about ‘portable alpha.’ (All About Alpha)

Keynes’ name is often taken in vain in regards to momentum investing. (Capital Chronicle)

Share buybacks are not all they are cracked up to be. (Fundamental Insights)

A positive review for the newish market data site – Finviz.com. (Kirk Report)

On the importance of performance measurement for traders. (TraderFeed)

The Fed wants to pay interest on commercial bank reserves. (Alea)

1Q GDP estimates are in all likelihood misleading. (Calculated Risk, naked capitalism)

Men are taking a disproportionate hit in this economic downturn. (BusinessWeek.com)

A fundamental misunderstanding on the nature of the CPI. (Economist’s View)

New Zealand is the Saudi Arabia of milk, the world’s biggest dairy exporter.” (WSJ.com)

More investing banking lingo. (Mergers & Inquisitions)

The notion of prizes for ‘econoblogging excellence‘ surfaces again. (Market Movers, naked capitalism)

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