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

Strap in for a volatile summer for the markets.  (SurlyTrader)

The IPO market is heating up.  (Bespoke)

How the 2010 Ira Sohn Conference picks paid off.  (AR+Alpha)

Could big oil benefit from a spinoff strategy?  (Breakingviews, WSJ)

GE (GE) is making a big bet on natural gas as T. Boone Pickens lobbies for subsidies.  (FT, WSJ)

The CFTC is charging some traders with manipulating oil futures.  (FT Alphaville, WSJ)

Frontline (FRO) warns of more tough times ahead for oil shippers.  (FT)

Members of the House of Representatives are apparently savvy stock pickers.  (bepress via Politico)

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