Just look what happened the last time the Feds banned short selling.  (Big Picture)

Research into the value of short interest data.  (Empirical Finance Research Blog)

Lighten up on junk bonds.  (Aleph Blog)

Opportunities in dual share class stocks.  (Ideas Report)

Who is selling one month volatility?  (Zero Hedge)

“In my view, you’re a competent trader if you can consistently cover your costs without resorting to leverage. You’re a superior trader if you can sustain more than the riskless rate of return after costs without leveraging your capital.”  (TraderFeed)

Crude oil was $145 a barrel a year ago.  (Calculated Risk)

“Governments managed to avert the most disastrous consequences of the financial crisis. But they might be powerless in the face of the current global economic crisis.”  (Felix Salmon)

Quantitative easing and credit support are not working.  (naked capitalism)

What variables predict foreclosure?  “This means that the loans most likely to default are high loan to value, low-down payment loans.”  (Clusterstock)

How can we help people make sense of complicated financial products like mortgages?  (NYTimes also Calculated Risk)

An overview of confirmation bias.  (CXO Advisory Group)

Six questions for Tyler Cowen.  (Free exchange)

Why are the Motley Fool guys starting a mutual fund?  (Howard Lindzon)

That’s the whole point of freemium. Free gets you to a place where you can ask to get paid. But if you don’t start with free on the Internet, most companies will never get paid.”  (A VC)

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