Thanks for checking in with us for this early morning linkfest.  Good luck out there today.

The balance of short term indicators point to the downside.  (Market Anthropology)

BRIC performance has been all over the map of late.  (Bespoke)

What does an “easy” set-up look like?  (chessNwine)

ExxonMobil (XOM) as a way to play natural gas.  (YCharts Blog)

Why one might want an inverse corporate bond ETF.  (IndexUniverse)

State and local revenues have bounced back, now the bad news.  (WSJ, ibid also Pragmatic Capitalism)

Faint praise indeed.  “The recovery may be sluggish, but it is fairly widespread geographically”  (Calculated Risk)

Good infographic on the battle for the consumer cloud.  (WSJ)

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