The United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) runs out of shares.  (WSJ, Daily Options Report)

Has John Meriwether finally run out of chances?  (DealBook, Bespoke)

“With all of the chatter recently of bullish moving average crossovers and golden crosses, you have to respect how the market always finds a way to rattle the confidence of those who are utilizing these simple signals for market-timing purposes.”  (Kirk Report)

Were Goldman Sachs’ (GS) proprietary methods for high frequency trading ever at-risk?  (The New Wall St. also Breakingviews)

Speed (and code) matters when it comes to high frequency trading.  (FT Alphaville)

Why the persistent interest in the VIX?  (VIX and More)

Bill Miller is not unique. There might actually be 8,893 managers just like him.”  (Big Picture also Market Blog)

Nine rules for trading.  (The Pragmatic Capitalist)

A profile of Bill Ackman.  (market folly)

We are witnessing a pivotal moment in investing history.  After a decade of opening up all markets to the public and to more speculators with exchange traded products, some of these markets might soon be closed to speculators and investors alike.”  (24/7 Wall St. also WSJ)

“To borrow from Winston Churchill, markets are very bad at setting prices, but they are usually much better than any alternative.”  (Floyd Norris)

Not seeing good things for those who trade the new MacroShares housing ETFs.  (The Reformed Broker also Trader’s Narrative)

Did people believe there was a “housing risk premium” akin to stocks?  (Economist’s View)

When GDP and housing diverged.  (Big Picture)

The “huge demand for riskless returns” was at the heart of the current crisis.  (Curious Capitalist via Epicurean Dealmaker)

Can the Fed really identify bubbles and actually do something about them?  (Clusterstock)

Was the economic crisis a function of not taking a look at the bigger picture?  (Felix Salmon)

The Feds are creating are creating a tier of large, too big to fail, financial institutions.  (WSJ)

Lo-fi finance” is likely sub-optimal, but ultimately more stable.  (designing better futures)

Your taxes are going up.  Join “Club Wagner” before it becomes old news.  (Economix, Atlantic Business)

Congratulations David on Post 1000!  (Aleph Blog)

Talk about trying to freeze the competition.  Google (GOOG) announced an entry into the OS market in late 2010.  (WSJ, NYTimes, Silicon Alley Insider, Economist, naked capitalism, Economist’s View)

According to Billy Beane predicting baseball injuries is “the natural progression of statistical analysis.”  (NYTimes)

Perfecting your product before you launch it is impossible.”  (Andy Swan)

Accept your negative thoughts and put them into some sort of “larger, more realistic perspective.”  (Time)

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