Goldman Sachs (GS) risks a backlash if it pays out record bonuses.  (Clusterstock, Breakingviews, Bespoke)

Goldman is just better than their competition. (Curious Capitalist, Economist)

For investors, there is nothing to be gained by moaning about Goldman.  (Andy Swan also Falkenblog)

Goldman doesn’t always win.  It fails to get taken down.  (Telegraph)

The equity risk premium is no longer a puzzle.  (Aleph Blog also Crossing Wall Street)

An interesting development in volatility land.  (Daily Options Report)

Leveraged ETFs based on factor returns are on their way.  (IndexUniverse)

On the never ending risks of 3x leveraged ETFs.  (Aiki14)

With all the ETFs out there, is there room for three proposed funds?  (Morningstar)

Is a 130/30 ETF in your future?  (Bull Bear Trader)

On the importance of checklists in investing and more from the Value Investing Seminar.  (Manual of Ideas)

Seven questions for Roger Ibbotson.  (All About Alpha)

J.P. Morgan (JPM) is feeling a bit frisky these days.  (WSJ, Clusterstock)

How did CIT Group (CIT) become too big to fail?  (Baseline Scenario also The Stash)

The ratings agencies should be very nervous.  (Big Picture)

California muni bonds have held up during the never ending budget crisis.  (ROI also Money &Co.)

Splitting investment and commercial banking vs. a cap on bank size.  (naked capitalism)

When you are the market, stop buying.  (WSJ)

The recession may be over soon, but the good times are a ways off.  (Calculated Risk)

Is Robert Rubin the modern day Robert McNamara?  (WashingtonPost via peHUB)

Is there a market for subscription-based financial commentary? (Felix Salmon)

Taking a look at add-on programs that make using Twitter easier.  (WSJ)

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