Historical analysis of what the stock market does after President’s Day.  (Bespoke)

Futures speculators have given up on the Euro.  (Sentiment’s Edge)

Risk aversion is appearing once again in the bond market.  (TraderFeed)

Investment grade corporate bonds are no longer cheap.  (WSJ)

Investor sentiment at week-end.  (Trader’s Narrative, The Technical Take)

More evidence that companies manipulate earnings results.  (WSJ, Big Picture, DJ Market Talk)

Acts of omission and data mining.  (EconomPic Data)

To what degree do portfolio managers copy off each other?  (World Beta)

Mutual fund investors were poor market timers this past decade.  (Morningstar)

John Bogle sees no real alternative to indexing.  (DailyFinance)

Jason Zweig, “For individual and professional investors alike, more trading doesn’t ensure higher returns.”  (WSJ)

Options market makers may lose a coveted tax break.  (Barron’s)

On financial reform, “..after decades of getting exactly what they want, I just can’t believe that the banking lobby is now going to end up getting exactly what they don’t want.”  (Felix Salmon)

Wall Street did not create Europe’s debt problem. But bankers enabled Greece and others to borrow beyond their means, in deals that were perfectly legal.”  (NYTimes)

Homeowners are finding it difficult to refinance their mortgages.  (Calculated Risk)

The Federal government may have to consider a VAT to plug the long-term hole in the budget.  (NYTimes)

The Federal government can’t do much about jobs growth in the short term.  (Curious Capitalist)

Why round numbers loom large in our decision making.  (WSJ, Big Picture)

“Why would an iPhone Verizon be so important?”  (Ultimi Barbarorum)

Ten issues facing Apple (AAPL).  (Apple 2.0)

More thoughts on what Google Buzz and the backlash against it.  (A VC, Howard Lindzon, Silicon Alley Insider)

What Morningstar (MORN) hopes to accomplish with its acquisition of footnoted.org.  (Benzinga)

Would newspaper sites do better if they put the reader first and looked more like Craiglist?  (WSJ)

Content vs. Aggregators vs. Curators:  a debate.  (Abnormal Returns also The Reformed Broker, Leigh Drogen)

On the economics of happiness.  (Qn via Freakonomics)

El Bulli to close permanently.  (Diner’s Journal also Marginal Revolution)

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