The 200 day moving average will soon start dropping some substantially higher prices.  (VIX and More)

Idiosyncratic moves in volatility indices require confirmation.  (Condor Options)

Option strategies for the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG).  (Barron’s)

Are (option) collars the solution to what ails asset allocation?  (Minyanville)

Conflicting signals persist in the corporate-bond market. While demand is outstripping supply for new deals, the creditworthiness of the market as a whole continues to slide.”  (WSJ)

Just what is a “trend day“?  (Fund My Mutual Fund)

How the hedge fund boom and bust paralleled that of the dot-com bust.  (All About Alpha)

The right questions to ask about position sizing.  (Minyanville)

There are plenty of things to worry about.  Fed policy is not one of them.”  (A Dash of Insight)

According to financial theory Google (GOOG) should lever up.  (Clusterstock)

Intermodal rail traffic is still in the dumps.  (The Pragmatic Capitalist)

Getting the housing starts statistics correct.  (Big Picture)

What “sticky” housing prices mean.  (Calculated Risk)

How useful is the price-to-rent ratio for spotting housing bubbles?  (Baseline Scenario)

“In sum, the economy has a raft of problems that will take a long time to resolve. But none of them can head off the imminent economic recovery that ECRI’s objective leading indexes are promising today”  (Big Picture)

How much blame for the economic crisis should we put on the Efficient Markets Hypothesis?  (Economist)

Cognitive biases are an embarrassment of riches that lead everywhere and nowhere.” (Falkenblog)

“Of all the economic bubbles that have been pricked, few have burst more spectacularly than the reputation of economics itself.”  (Economist)

What role did income inequality play in the housing boom.  (The Stash)

A big way, food expenditures, how this downturn is unlike the Great Depression.  (Carpe Diem)

Central bank independence is overrated (and unrealistic).  (Aleph Blog contra Economist’s View)

What does “too big too fail” really mean?  (Atlantic Business)

The many ways in which Goldman Sachs (GS) continues to benefit from government largesse.  (True/Slant)

“I doubt that Goldman is making much of its money from high frequency trading.”  (Rick Bookstaber)

Goldman is getting to have its cake and it too.  (Abnormal Returns)

The rhetoric around Goldman Sachs has lost touch with reality.  (Free exchange)

The Daily Show takes on Lenny Dykstra and Goldman Sachs.  (Wall St. Cheat Sheet, Zero Hedge)

A book review of “Street Fighters.”  (market folly)

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