Sound and fury signifying little net price change.  (Bespoke)

Volatility means increased demand for options.  (Investing With Options)

Putting the moves of the VIX into perspective.  (VIX and More)

Is now the time for buy-write strategies?  (Daily Options Report)

Whitney Tilson is still bearish on housing.  (market folly)

Gold up.  John Paulson wins.  (Clusterstock)

The flash crash highlighted the degree to which HFT has taken over the market.  (The Reformed Broker)

The NYSE and Nasdaq agree to cooperate in a probe of Thursday’s market action.  (Reuters)

Putting the Thursday plunge into some sort of perspective.  (Econbrowser)

Propitious timing for the launch of the MSCI Ireland Investable Market Index Fund (EIRL).  (ETFdb)

Should we be worried that Dr. Copper is selling off?  (The Money Game)

Which analysts pick good stocks?  (CXO Advisory Group)

Goldman Sachs (GS) expects more lawsuits.  (Bloomberg, FT Alphaville, 24/7 Wall St.)

Losses keep piling up at Fannie Mae.  (Calculated Risk, DealBook)

There is still a great deal of interest in farmland as an investment.  (Reuters)

Governments can crush the bond vigilantes, at least in the short term, if they so choose.  (The Money Game, ibid)

The EU puts together a pan-Europe loan program to support the Euro.  (NYTimes, Bloomerg)

Is the Euro bailout “too little, too late“?  (Felix Salmon, MarketBeat, Pragmatic Capitalism, The Source, Kid Dynamite)

Uncertainties keep piling up.  (Ultimi Barbarorum)

What next for Euroland?  (Baseline Scenario)

A dozen simple thoughts on Europe.  (Marginal Revolution also Ezra Klein)

CDS rates fall as Europe goes “all in.”  (Bloomberg, WSJ, FT Alphaville)

Who is going to end up paying for the Euro bailout?  (The Source)

Re-opening currency swap lines means that Fed policy is on hold for the time being.  (money supply, ibid)

Mark Cuban continues to push for a simpler, more focused Wall Street.  (blog maverick also The Reformed Broker)

Has financial innovation been too clever by half?  (New Yorker)

Thomson Reuters (TRI) is getting into the online video aggregation/search business.  (NYTimes also New Rules of Investing)

Short selling ain’t easy.  A review of Confidence Game by Christine Richard.  (market folly)

The surprising role of government policy on entrepreneurship.  (FT)

The social gaming industry is consolidating quickly.  (FT also Technologizer)

Awareness of Twitter is on the rise.  (NYTimes)

More Facebook pushback on the issue of privacy.  (Baseline Scenario)

Felix Salmon on why Hollywood should embrace box office futures.  (NYTimes)

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