Is the short squeeze finally over?  (Bespoke, FT Alphaville, Market Talk, Crossing Wall Street)

Doug Kass is now bearish.  (Big Picture, Clusterstock)

Should we fear the drop off in equity market volume?  (The Pragmatic Capitalist)

The September market weakness meme rears its ugly head.  (ROI)

Quantitative assets represent nearly 33% of total US equity AuM, up from 14% in 2000.”  (FINalternatives)

Low quality stocks have outperformed in Canada as well.  (Globe and Mail)

Is US dollar weakness overdone?  (FT Alphaville)

Why option prices tend to rise going into an earnings season.  (Don Fishback)

“I don’t mean to come off as some sort of financial Luddite, but I think it’s a good rule of thumb to only use as complex a product as is required by the thesis being expressed.”  (Condor Options)

The debate between fundamentals and technicals is the debate between really rich and merely rich.  (Abnormal Returns)

“I believe in technical analysis but if I were starting in the business today I would quit.”  (Behind the Headlines)

Trading successfully, like winning in chess, is determined by planning your moves ahead of events. It’s a collection of if-then-else statements that will allow you to trade with structure, confidence and discipline.”  (Anne Marie’s Trading Blog)

Exploring the real reasons why Atticus Capital closed its doors.  (Felix Salmon, HF-Implode, market folly)

McDonald’s (MCD) “won” the recession.  (Slate)

An actual positive sign for real estate.  (ValuePlays)

Why are the Pritzker’s selling a stake in Hyatt now?  (Breakingviews)

The bargains are gone in the California muni market.  (Money & Co.)

On the continuing need for muni bond insurance.  (Accrued Interest)

What to make of the slowdown in productivity growth.  (BusinessWeek, Atlantic Business, EconomPic Data)

A bear market in electricity prices.  (WSJ)

More examples of why forecasting is so difficult.  (WSJ)

“Much of the uncertainty in economics derives from our inability to do laboratory experiments, and that includes uncertainty about which model best describes the macroeconomy.”  (Economist’s View)

Count bottled water as another casualty of the economic crisis.  (Real Time Economics)

“At bottom, the simple fact is that many market bloggers and commentators make statements and predictions that are so vague as to be completely non-testable.”  (introspectica)

Bailout Nation by Barry Ritholtz wins an award.  (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)

Why Apple (AAPL) is worth more than Google (GOOG).  (BusinessWeek)

Can we live without Twitter?  Can Google?  (24/7 Wall St. also Clusterstock)

“In a confirmation of persistent stereotypes, an international team of psychologists have determined that when it comes to one-night stands, men have much lower standards than women do.”  (Time)

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