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Silver, copper and natural gas are tracing out new lows.  (Bespoke)

Why does the United States Oil Fund (USO) still have $2+ billion in assets?  (WSJ)

Can changing margin requirements affect the markets a whole?  (FT Alphaville)

Just in case you thought commodity spread trading was without big risks.  (Reuters)

The difference between public and private stock markets.   (Felix Salmon)

Has it come to this?  Facebook hired a PR firm to spread stories about Google (GOOG).  (Daily Beast, TechCrunch)

On the increased importance of asset prices to monetary policy.  (Real Time Economics, Tim Duy)

Man cannot live on markets alone.  (Economist’s View)

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