Why are government bond yields so low?  (Mandel on Innovation and Growth also Trader’s Narrative)

Would a stock split move Apple (AAPL) stock higher?  (A Dash of Insight)

Commodities had had a rough start to the year.  (StockCharts Blog)

Another oversold metric.  (VIX and More)

A very long run view of the stock market.  (Crossing Wall Street)

What you exclude from an index may be just as important as what you include.  (Random Roger)

Japan is ripe with stocks trading below liquidation value.  (The Source)

A sector momentum strategy is less reliable than previously believed.  (CXO Advisory Group)

Can you guard your personal finances against the costs of higher deficits?  (ROI)

Why a buy and hold investment strategy may be the least worst option.  (The Psy-Fi Blog earlier Abnormal Returns)

What Dow Chemical (DOW) is telling us about the global economy.  (Value Plays)

Beware Russians bearing IPOs.  (DealBook)

Some REITs now have the problem of having too much cash.  (WSJ)

The chances of homeowners walking away from their mortgages increases as negative equity rises.  (Calculated Risk, naked capitalism)

Disentangling the many causes of the mortgage/financial crisis.  (Big Picture also DJ Market Talk)

Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) will be able to evade the Volcker Rule.  (naked capitalism, Felix Salmon)

Round 2 of the AIG bonus controversy.  (WashingtonPost, DealBook)

The Fed quietly ends some of the lending facilities launched in the midst of the crisis.  (Real Time Economics)

A scary chart depicting subprime mortgage loss severity.  (Alea)

Core inflation measures are falling even though few believe it.  (Economist’s View)

Jim Chanos on the “malinvestment” problems in China.  (Credit Writedowns, designing better futures)

Michael Pettis, “The idea that massive levels of reserves are a guarantor of economic stability is, in other words, based on a profound misunderstanding both of history and of the nature of reserves.”  (China Financial Markets)

Findings from the inaugural ‘Economic Outlook: A Quarterly Survey of Top Economics Bloggers.’  (Kauffman Foundation)

An interview with Ed Thorpe.  (Infectious Greed, The Pragmatic Capitalist)

More on the online brokerage price wars.  (WSJ, 24/7 Wall St., Bucks)

Free ETF trading is not a boon to investors.  (IndexUniverse earlier Abnormal Returns)

Some resources for those of you interested in “piggyback investing.”  (New Rules of Investing)

A spreadsheet analyzing the profitability of the Oscar nominees.  (WSJ)

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