Are blue chips cheap?  (

Goldman Sachs (GS) execs say ‘no thank you’ to bonuses this year.  ( also DealBook)

The Treasury yield curve as steep as it has been in a decade.  (Bespoke)

“A sustainable rally will require the participation of XLF, XHB, and XLY.”  (VIX and More)

Leveraged loans have never been tested by so severe a market as the one upcoming.”  (FT Alphaville also naked capitalism)

Why are corporate bonds so cheap?  (

Tight financing markets and a lack of deal flow may force more PIPE deals like the one at Whole Foods (WFMI).  (

“Who said quantitative finance is dead?”  (FT Alphaville)

Why quantitative techniques failed in the meltdown.  (Economist’s View)

How ‘liquidity spirals‘ describe the current financial crisis.  (Free exchange)

General Motors (GM):  bankruptcy vs. bailout.  (Market Movers,, Becker-Posner Blog,, Infectious Greed, Clusterstock)

Portfolio re-balancing needs are forcing secondary market sales of private equity holdings.  (

The global agricultural system is “ undeniably more efficient, it’s also much more fragile.”  (

Microsoft Vista is pretty good…seriously.  (The Big Money)

Mark Cuban in the sights of the SEC.  (24/7 Wall St., Dealbreaker, Clusterstock, DealBook)

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