First quarter country stock market performance.  (Bespoke)

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

Jason Zweig, “So it is fine to bask a little in the market’s luxuriant spring. Just don’t let anyone whip you up into a frenzy.”  (WSJ)

Two new bonds funds that come from value equity shops.  (Morningstar)

Washington Post (WPO) “may be the most undervalued media company in America today.”  (Barron’s)

A proper explanation of the “rot” that is the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG).  (The Money Game)

A look at a handful of high short interest stocks.  (VIX and More)

A quant hedge fund that has been able to quell doubts in the strategy.  (WSJ)

Are yield-hungry investors ready to step up and start buying MBS now that the Fed is finished buying?  (Money & Co.)

Another yield-focused ETN hits the market.  (IndexUniverse)

Three core competencies among successful traders.  (TraderFeed)

Pensions funds have not fared well in the private equity game.  (NYTimes)

Michael Burry saw the crisis coming.  Why didn’t the Fed?  (NYTimes also Street Capitalist)

AIG (AIG) took the Fed “for a ride” with Maiden Lane III.  (Aleph Blog)

Modern economics has the concept of rationality all wrong.  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

All the stars are lined up for a crisis in the muni market.  (Rick Bookstaber)

The jobs picture brightens a little bit, but the issue of the long term unemployed remains.  (NYTimes also Economix, Calculated Risk, ibid, DJ Market Talk)

Some convincing signs of economic recovery.  (Econbrowser)

Regulation by formal capital has a proud and reasonably successful history, but has been rendered obsolete by the complexity of modern financial institutions.”  (Interfluidity)

A review of 13 Bankers by Simon Johnson and James Kwak.  (Aleph Blog, Rortybomb)

An intro from Roger Lowenstein’s new book: “The End of Wall Street.”  (Deal Journal)

Bloggers can’t call market turns.  (Daily Options Report)

There are not many ways to make money blogging, but they all include a passion for the topic.  (Felix Salmon)

On the difference between bloggers and journalists.  (Stone Street Advisors)

How to succeed in the business of aggregation.  (Investor’s Consigliere)

The collapse of complex business models.  (Clay Shirky also GigaOM)

Some background on “iPadonomics.”  (Real Time Economics also Times Online, BuzzMachine)

The story of StockTwits on the iPad.  (Howard Lindzon)

Players picked early in the first round of the NFL draft are not particularly good values.  (NYTimes)

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