One of the reasons for alternative asset managers to go public was to have stock to reward employees, but $300 million?  ( also,

Now a handful of private equity firms are buying “deeply discounted buyout debt” from banks.  ( also Market Movers)

It’s tough out there for “accident-prone” alternative asset managers and those run by former CNBC anchors.  (NakedShorts, ibid)

News flash.   Fannie Mae (FNM) needs more equity capital.  (MarketBeat)

Companies that sue analysts and short-sellers get what they deserve.  (Big Picture)

“(T)here are lots of reasons to buy short-dated out-of-the-money puts [on Bear Stearns].”  (Market Movers also Daily Options Report)

Is the stock market still a good indicator of the future?  (Big Picture)

Five investing lessons culled from horse racing.  (

A dark pool of liquidity provider sees the light of day.  Liquidnet files an IPO.  (

Volatility tends to cluster during downtrends.  (MarketSci Blog)

Shareholder activism has not paid for Carl Icahn and his hedge fund this year.  ( via DealBook)

“It’s indisputable that the rise of Inverse ETFs and their options has exerted a negative tug on demand for SPX options, it’s just a question of magnitude.”  (Daily Options Report)

“The antidote to overtrading–in both its forms–is rule-governance.”  (TraderFeed)

The stock market does better when the U.S. dollar is rallying.  (Bespoke Investment Group)

Just how big a role do exchange rates play in changing oil prices?  (Econbrowser)

Is the U.S. economic downturn largely “contained” to two industries?  (Odd Numbers)

Why the ECB and the Fed are fighting different economic battles.  (Mankiw Blog)

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