The market has moved ahead of any likely QE2.  (Econbrowser, Milk Trader, Pragmatic Capitalism, Money Game)

How the stock market performs the week of Columbus Day.  (Bespoke)

A wide variety of industries are hitting new highs.  (Ivanhoff Capital)

US financial conditions are back to normal.  (Calafia Beach Pundit)

Some lessons from the past decade we have yet to learn.  (Big Picture)

Where did all the idiosyncratic returns go?  (Zero Hedge)

A look at corporate bond performance.  (EconomPic Data)

At this point in time Americans are happy for whatever returns they get.  (The Reformed Broker)

Value wins over the past decade.  (Beating Buffett)

Taking a look at hedge fund performance for the year-to-date.  (Market Folly)

One model’s look at the future for gold.  (Crossing Wall Street)

The US dollar and the stock market.  (VIX and More)

PowerShares is closing ten ETFs.  (IndexUniverse)

Taking a closer look at the latest free ETF trading deal.  (IndexUniverse)

On the value of reading the footnotes.  (Street Capitalist)

Maybe this whole AIG (AIG) thing is going to work out.  (Reuters)

On the value of hedge fund disclosure.  (SSRN via the research puzzle)

What is going on with the corn crop estimates?  (FT Alphaville also Street Sweep)

Higher grain prices means higher cattle prices.  (Bloomberg, TRB)

Jeff Carter, “Poor regulation has lead to a dysfunctional marketplace.”  (Points and Figures, ibid, Deal Journal)

The foreclosure crisis is going to slow the housing recovery.  (Bloomberg, Business Insider also Rortybomb)

Don’t expect the Obama administration to crack down on banks over the foreclosure fiasco.  (naked capitalism)

How real GDP growth might affect the unemployment rate.  (Calculated Risk)

The Nobel Prize in Economics goes to a trio for their work in labor economics.  (NYTimes, Bloomberg, Scientific American, FT Alphaville, Free exchange, Marginal Revolution, Real Time Economics, Freakonomics, Economix)

Investing in infrastructure is a win-win.  (Ezra Klein)

The emerging markets infrastructure theme is a debt story as much as an equity story.  (AR Screencast)

Martin Wolf says don’t bet against America.  (Tech Ticker, ibid)

It’s good to be a Congressional staffer.  (WSJ, Felix Salmon)

There is little reason to carry a Blackberry these days when the iPhone and Droid are so good.  (Howard Lindzon)

Can Microsoft (MSFT) new phones salvage its mobile franchise?  (Bloomberg, GigaOM, WSJ)

Daniel Indiviglio, “If you don’t already contribute enough to your 401k to maximize your employer match, then you should.”  (Atlantic Business)

Interesting discussion about value investing techniques with Charles Kirk.  (Old School Value)

Great map of online communities circa 2010.  (xkcd via TechCrunch)

The view from Chicago on the use of social media by traders.  (Chicago Business)

A back door play on social media, via Russia, is coming public.  (Bloomberg, WSJ)

The view from Chicago on the use of social media by traders.  (Chicago Business)

The StockTwits iPhone app is here.  (StockTwits, TechCrunch)

Happy fifth blogiversary to ourselves.  (Abnormal Returns)

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