Tom Petruno, “After the horrors of 2008, a money manager who doesn’t keep up with the market’s comeback this year is facing his or her greatest risk of all: the risk of unemployment.”  (Money & Co.)

Top stocks of the decade.  (Crossing Wall Street)

The story of (AMZN) in a decade of stock prices.  (Bespoke)

Doug Kass, “There is a giant bubble in quant funds, and their outsized influence in buying stocks, bonds and commodities might soon be approaching the height its of popularity.” (TheStreet)

A patent on fundamental indexation could cause problems for some money managers.  (WSJ)

Jason Zweig, “Confronted with any investment that’s named with a catchy WACronym, you must fight back with your own acronym. Being on your guard is as easy as ABC: Always Be Cautious.”  (WSJ)

John Paulson’s case for Bank of America (BAC) stock.  (Dealbreaker also TheStreet)

Brett Arends, “Perhaps biotech investing is best left to wealthy dreamers with money to burn.”  (WSJ)

Target date mutual funds help investors avoid “avoidable mistakes.”  (Morningstar)

What is behind the jump in lumber prices?  (The Pragmatic Capitalist)

Keep a close eye on bid-ask spreads and premiums to NAV when trading international ETFs.  (Morningstar)

Will the Index ARB Merger Arbitrage ETF (MNA) provide competition for hedge funds?  (WSJ, IndexUniverse earlier Abnormal Returns)

Buying into Texas and Oklahoma just got a lot cheaper.  (ETF Database)

More thematic ETFs including the First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund (GRID) and some focused small cap ETFs from IndexIQ.  (IndexUniverse, ibid)

Private equity firm Apollo Management plans to list on the NYSE.  (FT)

Goldman Sachs (GS) and Warren Buffett jump on the small business-jobs bandwagon.  (NYTimes also Atlantic Business)

“(T)he New York Fed, led by our current Secretary of the Treasury, botched the rescue of AIG so completely and so pathetically  that it does border, as Yves says, on criminal incompetence.” (Epicurean Dealmaker)

The next stimulus plan will be focused on “jobs, jobs, jobs.”  (Calculated Risk)

Evidence accumulating that the “worst pullback in consumer spending since the 1970’s” is just about over.  (The Stash also Free exchange)

If you thought housing starts were bad take a look at apartments.  (Floyd Norris)

Be wary when experts move outside their realm of competence.  (A Dash of Insight)

Contrarian alert!  Maria Bartiromo gets into the newsletter business.  (Dealbreaker)

Are news aggregators “parasites”?  (Dilbert also Silicon Alley Insider)

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