Why aren’t individuals embracing equity mutual funds?  (Trader’s Narrative)

Corporate bonds have gone from cheap to rich.  (EconomPic Data)

Is the hot A123 Systems (AONE) IPO a sign of froth?  (Fund My Mutual Fund)

A glut of new mortgage REITs are finding it tough going.  (Money & Co., Zero Hedge)

“..the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) appears to be catching on with investors who are looking to trade volatility directly without going the options route.”  (VIX and More also Daily Options Report)

Who comes out the winner under the Build America Bonds program?  (Accrued Interest)

Putting endowment fund returns in perspective.  (World Beta)

Pension funds are abandoning portable alpha strategies.  (All About Alpha)

Keeping an eye on some long-short mutual funds that performed well in the downturn.  (Morningstar)

Seems like it is business as usual on hedge fund fees.  (WSJ)

Discounts aplenty on UK investment trusts.  (market folly)

Why systems traders should take note of the state of their equity curve(s). (Milk Trader)

“This spurious quest for structure and precision where none really exists is dangerous for investors.”  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Have TIPS become too popular?  (WSJ)

On the one year anniversary of Warren Buffett’s profitable investment in Goldman Sachs (GS) some discussion of what it means for corporate finance.  (Clusterstock)

What’s going to happen when the Fed stops buying mortgage securities?  (WSJ, WashingtonPost)

Paul Volcker’s recommendations to avoid another meltdown.  (Big Picture)

Oil companies are find more oil, but at what price?  (Green Sheet)

“The “heads I win, tails you lose” compensation structure may be temporarily in deep freeze at banks, but it looks alive and well in private equity.”  (Breakingviews)

An interview with “event-oriented credit opportunities” hedge fund manager Peter Lupoff. (Distressed Debt Investing)

The surge in interest in MBA degrees in topping out.  (DealBook)

Investing 101 for pro athletes.  (New Rules of Investing)

If you are going to commit insider trading don’t buy call options.  (The Reformed Broker, Clusterstock, Deal Journal)

Why did the ETFConnect website go away?  (Random Roger)

“More Americans are wising up to the fact that college is a big fat waste of money.”  (Crossing Wall Street also Free exchange)

Eating in an environmentally friendly way is more complicated than it looks.  (Newsweek)

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