Does the stock market need to trade meaningflly below its trend line before an uptrend can resume?  (dshort)

The market may fall in September, but not because it is the month of September.  (A Dash of Insight)

“There are many examples in life when reason is trumped by emotion — for better or worse. So why should the market be held to a higher standard? In fact, the market is hostage to the same emotions.”  (Minyanville)

The 60-40 stock/bond portfolio mix is too static in this new financial environment.  (WSJ)

What does a 29-ish VIX mean these days?  (Daily Options Report, VIX and More)

Mutual fund firms want a chunk of the ETF market.  (WSJ)

The PowerShares DB Crude Oil Double Long (DXO) is closing.  What should investors do?  (IndexUniverseFT Alphaville, Morningstar)

Why the big fuss about UNG?  (Condor Options)

BATS Exchange and Nasdaq OMX Group have stopped offering flash orders.  (Deal Journal)

What does the Demi-Ashton ratio tell us about stock market returns?  (Schott’s Vocab Blog)

Goldman Sachs (GS) wasn’t all that great trading its own stock.  (BusinessWeek)

“Is there a reliable relationship between U.S. employment and the U.S. stock market?”  (CXO Advisory Group)

Where are all the emerging market small cap mutual funds?  (WSJ)

On the difference between arithmetic and geometric returns for high yield bond funds.  (Falkenblog)

The top 50 (free) online ETF tools.  (ETF Database)

How will the markets respond to the end of the “Fed QE drip-feed“?  (FT Alphaville)

Is M&A back?  (FT Alphaville, Breakingviews)

Is relying on the computing “cloud” too risky?  (24/7 Wall St.)

Can Skype thrive under new ownership?  (NYTimes, The Big Money, Economist)

How to set up your StockTwits Desktop.  (StockTwits Blog)

With local TV blackouts growing, the NFL is in danger of becoming a “studio sport.”  (SportsBiz)

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