“Much more than philosophy, investing should be a solitary activity. A group of people or colleagues you can check your ideas with is a good thing, but you must take responsibility for your investments yourself.”  (Ultimi Barbarorum earlier Abnormal Returns)

On the importance of staying in game when it comes to investing.  (Howard Lindzon)

Rethinking the impact of the asset allocation decision.  (Disciplined Approach to Investing)

Are actively managed mutual funds now effectively obsolete?  (Forbes)

Have mutual fund managers collectively become geniuses?  (WSJ)

How short-sellers add value.  (NYTimes also Big Picture)

If regulators are interested in better markets they should be making it easier to short sell, not harder.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

Day traders are back.  (NYTimes also Clusterstock, Howard Lindzon)

Why making a living day trading is so difficult.  (TraderFeed)

A huge jump in corporate earnings in Q4 2009.  (WSJ also The Money Game)

Companies are already taking a hit to earnings due to health care reform.  (FT Alphaville)

How to play a “milquetoast market” using options. (Barron’s)

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

Should the Feds hold onto their Citigroup (C) stake a a little longer?  (24/7 Wall St.)

George Soros and Bruce Berkowitz both like Citigroup.  (MarketBeat, Barron’s)

The case for NYSE Euronext (NYX) being undervalued.  (Barron’s)

Comparing momentum model specifications.  (CXO Advisory Group)

What happens if markets get spooked by US government deficits?  (Interfluidity)

Mortgage modifications don’t work.  Lower housing prices do.  (Atlantic Business, Bloomberg)

What a real economic recovery looks like.  (the bonddad blog also Econbrowser)

Does unemployment insurance raise the unemployment rate?  (Econbrowser)

Peventing the next financial crisis will not be easy, but reducing its impact may be easier.  (NYTimes)

The prospects for financial regulatory reform are improving. (Baseline Scenario)

Washington apparently can’t tell one investor from another.  (Infectious Greed)

A longer term look at the share of world GDP by the US and China.  (Economix)

Tear down those walls!  Academic publishing should go open access.  (Rajiv Sethi)

The Apple (AAPL) iPad is going to change the world.  No it isn’t.  (Newsweek contra Marketwatch)

On the importance of building web businesses with the whole world in mind.  (A VC)

Social networking is entering the ‘winner-take-all’ phase of its existence.  (GigaOM)

What the great baseball card bubble teaches us about market dynamics.  (Abnormal Returns)

Trying to manage your online reputation is becoming increasingly pointless.  (TechCrunch contra A VC)

Henry Blodget’s response to Felix Salmon.  (Business Insider also Felix Salmon)

More on monetizing readers.  (Felix Salmon)

Why the Wall Street sequel was really pushed back.  (NYMag via Dealbreaker also Clusterstock)

The best f***ing books about the economic crisis.  (Infectious Greed)

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