Good bye bull, hello bear market in China.  (Bespoke, UpsideTrader, The Reformed Broker)

A reversal in fortune for hedge fund strategies in 2009.  (BusinessWeek also Deal Journal earlier Abnormal Returns)

Hedge fund investors, like the rest of us, love to chase hot returns. (Morningstar, CXO Advisory Group)

The SEC and FINRA get around to warning on the risk of leveraged ETFs.  (WSJ also 24/7 Wall St.)

Say hello to the new Global X FTSE Nordic 30 ETF (GXF).  (ETF Database, IndexUniverse)

A look at the newish SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible Bond ETF (CWB).  (VIX and More)

Do TIPS ETFs make sense?  (Felix Salmon)

It is seriously dangerous to to mix investing with entertainment…What is just as dangerous, but far more tricky, is understanding the difference between good (even great) financial information and real financial planning.”  (behavior gap)

12 things you must absolutely know before investing again.  (The Money Game)

Have overnight moves reduced opportunities for day traders?  (TraderFeed, MarketSci Blog)

How to play a reversal in fortune for bank stocks.  (Condor Options also Accrued Interest)

Google (GOOG) was one of those rare cases of a growth company that could beat the odds. But those odds were, and remain, imposing.”  (Marketwatch also DealBook)

Natural gas prices hit a seven year low, the premium on the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) hits double digits. (WSJ, MarketBeat also Caveman Forecaster)

The cost of contango to commodity ETF investors.  (Morningstar)

Speaking of contango, the oceans are awash with VLCCs laded with oil.  (Infectious Greed)

Behold the rapid recovery in the credit markets.  (EconomPic Data)

Has the storm passed for stable-value funds?  (WSJ)

The technology IPO is coming back, albeit slowly.  (Deal Journal)

Is Goldman Sachs (GS) going to pullback on bonuses?  (Dealbreaker)

What is the Taylor Rule telling us about Fed policy at the moment?  (Zero Hedge)

What is Dr. Copper telling us of late?  (The Pragmatic Capitalist also Zero Hedge)

Home appraisals and mortgage rules both played a role in the housing boom(Big Picture, Atlantic Business)

“For our economy to thrive, “too big to fail” must die.”  (City Journal via MoneyScience)

An interview with Barron’s columnist Michael Santoli.  (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)

Is Twitter at risk of falling under its own weight?  (The Big Money)

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