Keeping an eye on some recent market leaders.  (Barron’s)

A look at market valuations.  (MarketBeat)

The put-call ratio is poised to provide a market signal.  (Barron’s)

Should investors fear the coming midterm elections?  (Marketwatch)

The CBOE (CBOE) is now public and an acquisition target.  (WSJ, Points and Figures, Bloomberg, MarketBeat also AR Screencast)

Why all the price cuts for ETF expenses?  (WSJIndexUniverse)

The hype around emerging markets continues to grow. (The Money Game, Market Blog, Jubak Picks)

Bill Luby, “As traders, we each need to know our optimal time horizons. ”  (VIX and More)

What are the average investor’s “worst sins“?  (Forbes via Simoleon Sense)

Hedge funds have flipped their risk profiles around.  (Bloomberg)

How much does asset allocation matter?  (Advisor Perspectives)

Has the market given up its obsession for Goldman Sachs (GS)?  (Deal Journal also Dealbook)

Exxon Mobil (XOM) as a way to play the energy sector.  (CNBC, MarketBeat)

BP (BP) catches a downgrade.  Bankruptcy won’t help it avoid costs.  (WSJ, Big Picture)

Is it time for natural gas to shine?  (FT)

Is the housing market setting up for a future shortage?  (Fortune, Calculated Risk)

The states are a big drag on the economy.  (Big Picture)

Something unusual has happened in the past year to employment data.  (A Dash of Insight)

One model says the Fed should remain on hold until 2012.  (Economix)

A spike in China’s leading economic indicators.  (EconomPic Data, The Money Game)

China has some decisions to make in regards to inflation.  (China Financial Markets)

Gold vs. everything else.  (Infectious Greed)

A look at Buying at the Point of Maximum Pessimism by Scott Phillips.  (CXO Advisory Group)

Starbucks (SBUX) wants to be your office away from home.  (NYTimes, GigaOM)

The Big Mac vs. the Chipotle burrito.  A tale of the nutritional tape.  (The Atlantic)

Waiting for the first hedge fund to specialize in box office futures.  (WSJ, Hollywood Reporter, LATimes, Felix Salmon)

Content is no longer king.  Curation is king.  (SAI)

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