“(T)he price of risk is finally returning to normal.”  (Crossing Wall Street)

How “errant explanations” of random market moves can cost you money.  (The Frontal Cortex, Alea Blog)

“All these developments, meanwhile, eerily echo those seen in the UNG’s sister fund the United States Oil ETF earlier this year — just before the SEC announced it would be investigating the fund’s influence on the market.”   (FT Alphaville)

Is a combined Blackrock-BGI simply too big for it’s own (or the market’s) good?  (WashingtonPost)

The debate over the distinction between ETFs and ETPs heats up.  (Abnormal Returns also IndexUniverse)

Are ETFs too easy to sell?  (Felix Salmon)

“Bottom line. Just because your attuned to some best-seller list ideas and have a fund with an edgy idea, it doesn’t mean you’re a money machine for investors.”  (Clusterstock)

A reverse convertible is just a made-up security that creates a different return distribution than conventional securities.”  (Baseline Scenario also Morningstar)

The sale on closed-end funds is just about over.  (ROI)

What variables predict single manager hedge fund liquidations?  (All About Alpha)

Companies are horrible at timing their own stock.  (Clusterstock)

“Although corporations have been able to borrow at steadily improving rates this year, major lenders still demand steep premiums for states and municipalities — especially those without the highest ratings.”  (MarketBeat)

The Obama finance industry regulatory plan is now public.   (WSJ, NYTimes, WashingtonPost)

What can a consumer protection agency for financial products do to help investors?  (Felix Salmon, Rortybomb, Baseline Scenario)

Hedge funds avoid the heavy hand of regulation in the administration’s plan.  (Matthew Goldstein via Dealbreaker)

A better way to fix the mortgage securitization process. (Big Picture)

All regulation aside, Wall Street execs need to have “more skin in the game.”  (Daily Beast)

Why all the attention for hyperinflation-focused hedge funds?  (Clusterstock, WSJ, Accrued Interest)

We are a long way from the onset of serious inflation.  (Economist’s View)

Nine real examples of hyperinflation.  (Mint)

“There will be another economic boom one of these days, but it will arrive suddenly and from an unexpected place.”  (Slate)

Is Twitter’s role in Iran overrated?  (Zero Hedge)

An exclusive (and extensive) interview with Howard Lindzon.  (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)

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