Was it really a “lost decade” for investors?  Rob Arnott begs to differ.  (IndexUniverse)

With the carry trade on the backburner have fundamental reasserted themselves?  (The Reformed Broker)

Why next month might be better for the market.  (James Altucher)

By this measure the US stock market is short-term oversold.  (Trader’s Narrative)

What is the “Andrews Pitchfork” and what does it say about the current market rally.  (VIX and More)

The latest from Jeremy Grantham and it is not all that constructive for the equity market.  (The Pragmatic Capitalist)

Is it finally an opportune time to short the long bond?  (Chart.ly Blog)

David Merkel, “Good companies don’t report earnings in excess of what shareholders obtain, and they don’t buy back stock except when it is cheap.”  (Aleph Blog)

At least against the Euro, the US dollar isn’t doing all that badly.  (Crossing Wall Street)

Why intraday trading is so difficult:  “markets change their behavior faster than people can change their minds.”  (TraderFeed)

Should we fear the rise of “news reading machines” and their role in automated trading strategies?  (FT Alphaville)

There is always a bull market somewhere.  Sugar hits a nearly three decade high.  (WSJ)

The UK is a “must avoid” according to Bill Gross given its inclusion in the “sovereign debt ring of fire.”  (FT Alphaville, The Money Game, MarketBeat)

How the war on banks turned into a windfall for Goldman Sachs (GS) executives.  (Bespoke)

On the relationship between equity risk and the slope of the Treasury yield curve.  (SSRN)

You have to sell a lot of Porsches to pay a potential $1 billion judgment.  (DealBook)

Bernanke is likely to get reconfirmed as Fed Chairman.  Which begs the question why does he want the job?  (WashingtonPost , Rational Irrationality)

What effect would a discretionary spending freeze have on the economy?  (Economist’s View, Megan McArdle)

Does the world still need a “global sheriff of finance“?  (NYTimes)

At one time Standard Oil was too big to break-up.  Time for the big banks to shrink.  (Rolfe Winkler)

More bad news on the budget deficit front according to the CBO.  (24/7 Wall St.)

CPI is understated…by a lot.  (Simoleon Sense)

Mixed November Case-Shiller home price news.  (Calculated Risk, ibid)

Is a sustained rise in consumer confidence finally taking hold?  (Atlantic Business)

The UK emerges from recession, albeit tentatively.  (WSJ, Economist)

Wind power had a big 2009.  (Money & Co.)

Is the US finally going to get a 21st century rail system?  (WSJ)

College freshmen are abandoning business as a major.  (Inside Higher Ed)

No Facebook IPO this year.  (Silicon Alley Insider)

TheStreet.com (TSCM) no longer trades below cash on the balance sheet.  (Tech Trader Daily, ibid)

A big picture look at the competition between:  GOOG vs. MSFT vs. YHOO vs. AAPL.  (Bits)

Daniel Gross talks with John Gillespie author of “Money for Nothing” on the awful job corporate boards are doing. (The Big Money)

The econoblogosphere is buzzing about “Fear the Boom and Bust:  a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem.”  (Econstories.TV)

Abnormal Returns gets even better.”  (Felix Salmon)

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