Enjoy the tape and the easy money, but know it will end extremely bad for most.”  (Howard Lindzon)

Performance by month for options expiration week.  (Quantifiable Edges)

The big hedge funds don’t always win.  Today’s example, Boston Scientific (BSX).  (The Reformed Broker also MarketBeat)

Apple (AAPL) holders be wary when “market cap bigger than” stories come out.  (Infectious Greed)

“Seems to us that if Bill Gates is as smart as Warren Buffett thinks, and if Bill Gates really wants to see his legacy survive, he should buy Steve Ballmer an iPad.”  (Jeff Matthews)

Does a momentum strategy work with style ETFs?  (CXO Advisory Group)

What are the most common mistakes that traders make?  (TraderFeed)

Prime brokers are demanding more collateral from their clients.  (Bloomberg)

Charles Davi, “Therefore, by looking to the fees that protection sellers demand in the CDS market, we can get an overall, market-based sense of the creditworthiness of a particular issuer.” (Atlantic Business)

On the need for a dynamic approach to financial market regulation to avoid market fragility.  (Rajiv Sethi)

Mixed news on the economic indicator front.  (Calculated Risk, Carpe Diem)

The challenges ahead for world oil production are many.  (Econbrowser)

What happens if America’s credit rating is downgraded?  (Economix)

Economists still can’t agree on what caused (and exacerbated) the “single most important economic event in recent memory.”  (Economist’s View)

If the net-net-net returns on stocks is just over 1% what does that mean for 401(k) plans?  (Curious Capitalist)

Michael Lewis discusses the financial crisis on 60 Minutes.  (CBS News)

A look at three “character driven narratives” on the role of CDS in the credit crisis.  (Economic Principals)

More on Michael Lewis’ new book The Big Short.  (The Big Money, DealBook)

Is Skype aiming for an IPO in 2010?  (DealBook)

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