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Given yesterday’s move it is clear some investors were betting on a default.  (Pragmatic Captialism)

Contrarian alert:  the quest for cash.  (Bespoke)

Hints that the financials may be done going down.  (chessNwine also FT Alphaville)

Setting stops can bedevil even the most experienced traders.  (SMB Training)

The ultimate Apple ($AAPL) Q3 earnings linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Some AAA corporates are trading in line with Treasurys.  (WSJ)

Pressures are building in the housing market.  (Modeled Behavior)

Mark Thoma is skeptical about about the Gang of Six plan.  (CBS Moneywatch also Real Time Economics)

Justin Fox, “The sanctity of contracts is at the heart of the success of the capitalist enterprise over the past two centuries. Mess with it at your peril.”  (HBR)

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