What lessons can be gleaned from the mistake that was Dow 36,000?  (Big Picture, ROI)

The very best investors don’t even try to forecast the future. Rather, they seize such opportunities as the present affords them.”  (WSJ also Infectious Greed)

Low yields on money market funds have stampeded investors into bond funds.  (WSJ also Barron’s)

Gold gets all the headlines but platinum and silver have outperformed YTD.  (Bespoke)

Quants have lagged their peers and the stock market in 2009.  (WSJ)

Checking in on investor sentiment at week-end.  (Trader’s Narrative)

Net mutual fund inflows tell us nothing about the future direction of the stock market.  (Don Fishback)

“Investors should look at their investment ideas and strategies as a pipeline management process too.”  (VIX and More)

What does the science of rogue waves tell us about the risks of equity investing?  (Abnormal Returns)

Some familiar companies at risk of bankruptcy.  (24/7 Wall St.)

Talk swirling around Wells Fargo (WFC) and its exposure to credit default swaps.  (Clusterstock, ibid)

James Altucher asks:  What (public) companies should Google (GOOG) acquire next?  (WSJ)

Corporate America loved its own stock when prices were high. When prices fell, the companies were no longer as interested in buying.” (Floyd Norris)

Research from twin studies indicates that genetic factors play a significant role in explaining investor behavior.  (SSRN)

Just what effect can the Fed have on banker pay?  (Market Talk, Clusterstock, Curious Capitalist, Atlantic Business)

In practice the PPIP is just as bad as when first proposed.  (Rortybomb)

If General Motors can come back public, who can’t?  (FT)

The truth is – it’s awfully hard for Wall Street to change its ways. It’s a competitive, greedy place. Always has been. Always will be.”  (Deal Journal)

TIPS-derived inflation expectations are still less than 2%.  (Carpe Diem)

A positive review for Eric Falkenstein’s Finding Alpha.  (Marginal Revolution)

How Mint.com became a success.  (Slate)

What will the blogosphere do now that it doesn’t have Dennis Kneale to kick around?  (Daily Options Report, The Reformed Broker, Crossing Wall Street)

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