This is the first week of what we plan to be daily (weekday only) early morning linkfests.  It is essentially a “live look-in” at the day’s forthcoming linkfest.  Tell us what you think.

An early earnings update.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Where the market is going according to the Presidential and Decennial chart analogs.  (Global Macro Monitor)

Shipping stocks look none too good these days.  (Barron’s)

Private equity cupboards are “stuffed with [IPO] deals.”  (WSJ)

A big miss on UK GDP.  (Money Game, Buttonwood, 24/7 Wall St.)

Americans have turned surprisingly optimistic.  (Politico)

The path to success:  simple in formulation, difficult to implement.  (Altucher Confidential also TraderHabits)

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