Tail risk hedging strategies are all the rage.  (WSJ also The Reformed Broker)

Money continues to flow out of equity mutual funds.  (Money Game, Fundmastery Blog, NYTimes)

Mark Cuban on why individuals shouldn’t invest in the stock market:  “In other words, capital is not longer expensive and it is no longer scarce.”  (blogmaverick)

Small caps and technology stocks are underperforming of late.  (StockCharts Blog)

Equity market sentiment at week-end. (Trader’s Narrative)

How to play a slow motion reversal of the bond bubble.  (Minyanville)

What should we make of the surge in M&A activity?  (Barron’s)

Trying to find the next merger target using free cash flow.  (Markets Blog)

Speaking of M&A is it time for a merger arb ETF?  (ETFdb)

“Trading is skill based.”  So start early.  (SMB Training)

Is gold a commodity or a currency?  (WSJ)

Hedge funds are going to great lengths to keep their investor letters private.  (NYPost)

Paolo Pellegrini pulls back from managing outside money.  (DealBook, WSJ, Fund My Mutual Fund, FT Alphaville)

Women are better money managers.  Why don’t they manage more money?  (The Psy-Fi Blog)

The turnaround for American carmakers is “remarkable.”  (Economist)

Caterpillar (CAT) not seeing a double-dip.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Restaurants are in “survival mode” and companies are having a hard time finding projects in which to invest.  (Calculated Risk, ibid)

Would quantitative easing improve economic prospects?  (Aleph Blog)

Jerry H. Templeton, “The Fed has essentially done all it can. Now any remaining imbalances just need to wring themselves from the system.”  (FT Alphaville)

Bloggers go to Washington.  The Treasury Dept. in particular.  (Interfluidity)

On the problem of overconfidence in forecasting.  (NYTimes)

James Kwak, “So what’s the secret to the McKinsey model?”  (Baseline Scenario)

It’s official.  Everyone except McAfee (MFE) shareholders hate the Intel (INTC) deal.  (Deal Journal also Barron’s)

Is Adobe (ADBE) the right way to play the “explosion in content”?  (Marketwatch)

Adam Jackson, “Apple is the yard stick by which all others are measured.”  (GigaOM also SAI)

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