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

What is the ISM manufacturing index telling us about the stock market.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

How April has performed historically.  (MarketSci Blog also ETFReplay)

A preview of the jobs report.  (Calculated Risk, Money Game)

News flash.  Hedge funds charge (high) management fees.  (NYTimes)

ETFs just keep on getting cheaper.  (IndexUniverse)

Bill Gross has an expansive definition of default.  (Money Game)

More Buffett-Sokol blowback.  (Bloomberg, Deal Journal, Dealbook, Dealbreaker)

It is no joke if your Chinese stock has been halted indefinitely.  (the research puzzle)

On the continued gap in economic perceptions between Main Street and Wall Street.  (A Dash of Insight)

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