“The perpetuation of a corporation for sentimental purposes is not, of itself, utilitarian.” (Going Private)

Distressed debt investors are keeping their powder dry, for now. (NYTimes.com)

“Since the stock market is dominated by price-centric investors, those who understand value enjoy a significant edge.” (FT.com)

A tool to help you test your valuation assumptions on today’s S&P 500. (designing better futures)

“Do markets rebound after a really bad month?” (World Beta)

Some stock picks from the Ira W. Sohn Investment Research Conference. (DealBreaker.com)

Tech company CEOs have some of their own stock picks. (Silicon Alley Insider)

Are activist investors running out of targets? (Deal Journal)

How vulnerable is Anheuser-Busch (BUD) to a takeover? (Deal Journal, Market Movers)

The competitive landscape in the ETF industry is “wide open.” (IndexUniverse.com)

Do you really know what’s in your ETF? (Trader Mike)

The derivatives markets are shifting from OTC to exchange-traded. (Information Arbitrage)

What beliefs are you reconsidering?” (Big Picture)

“The problem with changing yourself as a trader is not just the learning of new patterns; it’s the unlearning of old ones.” (TraderFeed)

“TV is propagating two concepts dangerous to our financial health.” (Daily Options Report)

What’s the definition of a bubble? (Aleph Blog)

This computer programming thing is more difficult than it looks. (Alea)

With higher gasoline prices, miles driven have fallen. (Calculated Risk)

Is inflation a threat to the health of the emerging markets? (ClusterStock.com)

The time is coming to eliminate the penny. (Economist’s View)

On the need for more science-related PhDs. (Curious Capitalist)

“Gifts and employee benefits seem, at first glance, to be odd and inefficient ways of allocating money, but once we understand that they fulfill an important role in creating long-term relationships, reciprocity, and feelings we might try to further increase our reliance on them.” (Predictably Irrational)

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