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Looking beyond the VIX for a measure of investor fear.  (FT Alphaville)

“These [forex] customers are losing money in spectacular fashion.”  (LATimes via World Beta)

Are frontier markets in any way a hedge against developed market risk?  (The Reformed Broker)

The appetite for muni bonds is “non-existent.”  (WSJ)

IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) seems to be flying a bit under the radar in its joint bid for NYSE Euronext (NYX).  (WSJ)

How will Bernanke let this market down softly with the end of QE2?  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

The economic week that was.  (Calculated Risk, Gavyn Davies)

A look ahead at this week’s economic calendar.  (A Dash of Insight, Calculated Risk)

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