Government to banks:  lend.  (

From the new playbook, threaten the government that your failure will induce ‘chaos.’ (FT Alphaville)

Why bankruptcy is the solution, not the problem for the automakers.  (, Market Movers, DealBook)

American Express (AXP) becomes a bank holding company.  (

The AIG (AIG) re-bailout is stretching the limits of the government, and credulity.  (Real Time Economics, Clusterstock, FT Alphaville)

All eyes turn to the troubles at Goldman Sachs (GS).  (FT Alphaville, Market Movers)

How some high profile hedge funds performed in October.  (market folly)

“The hedge fund mystique died with the crash of 2008.”  (

Most of the hedge fund money is in the big multistrategy funds run by the best and the brightest, and I suspect that institutional investors will be loath to abandon them.”  (

ETNs are on the outs wth credit-wary investors.  (

Leveraged ETFs don’t always close at NAV.  (Daily Options Report)

The shipping downturn just keeps getting uglier.  (MarketBeat)

Analyzing an investment opportunity in “real time.”  (Dash of Insight)

“This Chinese economic stimulus plan is a contradiction in terms.”  (Big Picture)

The Financial Times website gets an overhaul.  (Silicon Alley Insider)

The ‘Great ’08 Meltdown’ should help reallocate human capital to more valuable roles.  (Freakonomics)

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