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Is it finally time to play the long gold miners/short gold ($GDX/$GLD) trade?   (Stock Sage)

Extend and pretend‘ only works if the rest of Europe works to shore up bank capital.  (FT)

Are European banks the next, big risk for money market mutual funds?  (WSJ, ibid)

European junk bonds have been “getting junkier” of late.  (FT Alphaville)

The biggest effects of QE2 were psychological, not financial.  (A Dash of Insight also WSJ)

What the Reserve Bank of Australia sees for the global economy.  (Globe and Mail)

The US is Japan, just on fast forward.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Scrap yards are the new pawn shops.  (Financial Armageddon)

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