Interest in leveraged ETFs has declined along with daily volatility.  (Daily Options Report)

Just how far down implied volatilities have come down for Dow components.  (VIX and More)

“The implications of September-October seasonality are largely dependent on the position of the market at the end of August.”  (Hussman Funds earlier Abnormal Returns)

What to make of the re-opening of the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG)?  (IndexUniverse, FT Alphaville, The Money Game)

Commodity ETNs are a one-way bet for their issuers.  (FT Alphaville)

“Within a few year, I imagine we’ll see dozens of targeted corporate bond funds.”  (ETF Database)

2009 has been the year of the Treasury Inflation Protected Securities.  (WSJ)

“(S)uccessful investing requires paying attention as much to what’s outside the portfolio — our capacity for financial risk — as to what’s within it.”  (Margin of Safety)

“Most of us are better off trying to generate the income to invest with than trying to figure out how to invest.”  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Are we trying to put activist investors out of business?  (Value Plays)

It’s a good time to be in the merger arbitrage business.  (WSJ)

The prime brokerage business is up for grabs.  (WSJ)

Those in favor of reducing the size of too big to fail banks.  (Big Picture)

Trying to pinpoint the beginning of the acute phase of the mortgage crisis.  (The Daily Beast)

Charlie Gasparino wants the big banks to make a decision about their risk profiles.  (Clusterstock earlier Abnormal Returns)

Jim Cramer thinks we should have saved Lehman and that “the shorts are too powerful.”  (NY Magazine)

Is the US dollar the ultimate loser in the aftermath of the financial crisis?  (Nancy Miller)

Is Congress to blame for much of the Lehman fallout for not passing TARP on the first go-round?  (The Balance Sheet)

Protectionism is no small matter. (Daniel W. Drezner, Economist)

What makes worth $170 million to Intuit (INTU)?  (Felix Salmon also 24/7 Wall St.)

Is there hope for BusinessWeek?  (DealBook, 24/7 Wall St., Felix Salmon)

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