The S&P 500 is now up 51.68% in the 165 calendar days since its March 9th closing low.”  (Bespoke)

What your favorite bloggers were saying at the bottom.  (The Reformed Broker)

Three mega-bear markets compared.  (dshort also Big Picture)

Henry Blodget thinks we are still in the midst of a bear market.  (The Money Game)

The now very popular commodity ETFs are coming under regulatory pressure.  (WSJ)

No matter how you slice it bond mutual funds lag their benchmarks.  (WSJ, Felix Salmon)

Catching up with investor sentiment.  (Trader’s Narrative, The Technical Take)

Are leveraged ETFs getting a bad rap?  (Marketwatch)

It is the nature of trauma to leave us forever fighting the last battle. That leaves us vulnerable in markets when the battlefield changes.”  (TraderFeed)

A lot of financial writing and prognostication is poorly done.  I am not merely speaking of the outcomes, but rather the rigor of the presentation and thought behind the processes.”  (designing better futures)

People do not understand the key element of job changes — the underlying dynamics.  There is always job creation, even at the very worst of times.”  (A Dash of Insight)

Mortgage rates remain steady while spreads narrow.  (Bespoke)

More evidence the recession is over.  (Carpe Diem)

Evidence that Greenspan should have raised faster in the 2004-2005 time frame.  (Econbrowser)

Lloyd Blankenfein can’t understand why every one doesn’t love Goldman Sachs (GS).  (Time also The Big Money)

Yahoo! Finance is still far out ahead of Google Finance.  (NYTimes also Big Picture)

The index business of Dow Jones & Co., and the iconic Dow Jones Industrial Average, are up for sale.  (WSJ, Deal Journal, MarketBeat)

A BusinessWeek acquisition might not be all that crazy.  (Silicon Alley Insider)

A review (and response) to Sam Savage’s The Flaw of Averages.  (Felix Salmon)

Gregor Weekly launches.  (Howard Lindzon)

Anonymity, credibility and the Zero Hedge controversy.  (Credit Writedowns, naked capitalism, Across the Curve, Zero Hedge)

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