The appetite for high yield bonds is “ridiculous.”  (The Money Game also Felix Salmon)

Global market capitalization bounces back in a big way.  (Bespoke)

Hedge funds raked in cash in August.  (FINalternatives)

Is the investment management industry ripe for consolidation?  (Morningstar)

On the rise of modular investment management.  (Abnormal Returns)

Vanguard is switching to float-adjusted bond indices.  (Morningstar)

The Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB Global Commodity Equity Index Fund (CRBQ) launches.  (WSJ)

It shouldn’t be surprising that commodity trading firms want to get into the ETF game.  (FT Alphaville)

Contango in the crude oil business is easing.  (FT Alphaville)

In defense (sort of) of the Dent Tactical ETF (DENT).  (IndexUniverse also ETF Database)

On the performance of buy-write strategies.  (Minyanville)

That inner voice of yours may be unconsciously warning you of a problem.  (Kirk Report)

Are merger arbitrage mutual funds worth a shot as M&A levels rise?  (Marketwatch)

An M&A boom is being held back by reluctant corporate sellers.  (Money & Co. also The Pragmatic Capitalist, Atlantic Business)

“Forward, Comrades!  Let a hundred small- to mid-sized investment banks bloom!”  (Epicurean Dealmaker)

On private equity:  “We all had too much money. It was just too easy.”  (NYTimes also Matthew Goldstein)

Given their performance, why do people still invest in buyout funds?  (All About Alpha)

Bank CEOs have profited from the bank bailouts.  (Clusterstock , ibid)

The crisis has increased interest in majoring in economics.  (Real Time Economics)

An interview with “highly respected blogger” Paul Kedrosky.  (DailyFinance)

Overnight success is a myth.”  (Howard Lindzon)

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