Bullish sentiment has turned tail in this correction.  (Bespoke)

Keep an eye on volatility to help determine trading size and profit targets.  (OptionsZone)

Why the copper/gold ratio might help forecast equity prices.  (Trader’s Narrative)

Long-short hedge funds have “de-risked” to a large degree.  (market folly)

Hedge fund returns in January were a mixed bag.  (EconomPic Data, FINalternatives)

Jeff Miller, “As interest rates move higher, it is a sign of strength.  It will signal P/E multiple expansion.”  (A Dash of Insight)

Higher economic growth does not equal higher equity market returns.  (FT Alphaville)

Some evidence that the mutual fund liquidity ratio does have some merit.  (CXO Advisory Group)

Is excess cash on corporate balance sheets going to draw unwanted populist criticism?  (Bloomberg)

The importance of indices is highlighted as the Dow Jones index business is sold to CME Group (CME).  (Reuters, WSJ)

In case you didn’t have access to enough leverage, ProShares launches eight new triple-leveraged ETFs.  (VIX and More)

Why shorting stocks is not for me.  (Joe Fahmy)

Ten reasons traders lose their discipline.  (TraderFeed)

Megan McArdle, “I don’t think I need to convince many people that high-risk, high-return investments are a bad way for public pensions to try to deal with their massive unfunded liabilities.”  (Atlantic Business)

Crisis derivatives are a really, really bad idea.  (Clusterstock, Big Picture)

Bernanke on how the Fed will tighten, just not the when.  (Calculated Risk, Mark Thoma, WashingtonPost, Bloomberg, DJ Market Talk)

Widespread indifference to the Greek “bailout” plan.  (FT Alphaville, Mish)

The US is still the world’s “best debtor”, for now.  (Clusterstock)

How Australia largely sidestepped the economic crisis.  (EconomPic Data)

Just how easy will it be to lengthen the average maturity of US government debt?  (Credit Bubble Stocks)

Strategic non-foreclosure has become official policy.  (Big Picture)

It is not always the big names on Wall Street that take home the biggest paychecks.  (DealBook)

The focus of the economy is:  jobs, jobs, jobs.  (Felix Salmon also Curious Capitalist)

Add diesel fuel to the list of economic indicators showing a punk economy.  (USA Today also Calculated Risk)

The Burlington Northern acquisition could be a home run if the Chicago chokehold could be solved.  (Bloomberg)

Blackstone Group (BX) is having problems bringing its portfolio companies public again.  (WSJ)

Just how important Jeffrey Grundlach was to TCW Group.  (BusinessWeek, Money & Co.)

Why is Google (GOOG) getting into the high-speed broadband business?  (MarketBeat, ars technica, NYTimes, Minyanville, GigaOM)

MySpace, RIP.  (GigaOM)

Seriously, you don’t want to take investment advice from journalists.  (Felix Salmon)

Behavioral finance is built on experiments.  Should we be skeptical of the results?  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Sports statistics show how our subjective feelings of risk interfere with decision making.  (The Frontal Cortex)

Say goodbye to one of the few good bond blogs.  (Accrued Interest)

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