Even Clarium Capital found October to be a tricky month.  (Bloomberg.com, Silicon Alley Insider)

“The experienced trader learns to love scratched trades.”  (TraderFeed)

The lunar cycle and stock returns.  (CXO Advisory Group)

Citigroup’s Panic/Euphoria Model is “garbage.”  (Trader’s Narrative)

3x leveraged ETFs are not for the faint of heart.  (Morningstar.com, WSJ.com)

The financial system needs to build in “more slack.”  (Infectious Greed)

The TARP got sidetracked from its goal to aid price discovery of debt instruments.  (Dash of Insight also Aleph Blog, TraderFeed)

How stocks are like bonds.  (Market Movers also Aleph Blog)

Is it time to make a long term bet on equities?  (Economist.com)

10 Questions With David Fry.  (Kirk Report)

Wall Streeters earnings will plummet, in part, because they have “no place else to go.”  (DealBook)

A CDS exchange is on the fast track.  (TheDeal.com)

“But the fact is that when you read about economic research, unless you’re an economist yourself you’re extremely unlikely to get a solid grip on how seriously to take it.:”  (Market Movers also EconLog)

The Bank of England “panics” into a big rate cut.  (Financial Ninja also The Balance Sheet, MarketBeat, Mish)

The Obama administration economic to-do list.  (NYTimes.com)

A millennium of European economic history.  (Marginal Revolution)

Blogging has entered the mainstream, which—as with every new medium in history—looks to its pioneers suspiciously like death.”  (Economist.com)

On a cheery note, “10 ways the world will end.”  (Discover via Ideas)

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