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Positive volatility illustrated with some key ETFs.  (EconomPic Data)

What goes down, must go up.  (Crossing Wall Street)

What happens after a big up day?  (CXOAG)

Some companies have started buying back stock in earnest.  (Bloomberg)

What the VIX is saying about the current market environment.  (SurlyTrader)


Rents are going up as gold vaults fill up.  (FT)

Gold is facing a “perfect environment” at the moment.  (The Source)


Cash is a position.  (Joe Fahmy)

Of course the game is rigged against you.  (Dynamic Hedge)


Is Apple ($AAPL) now too big to succeed?  (World Beta)

On the prospects for Apple to reach $1 trillion.  (Breakingviews)

AOL ($AOL) stock is experiencing a total give up.  (SAI)


How long can France hold onto its AAA rating?  (FT)

The Swiss franc experienced an unprecedented move up yesterday. The SNB reacts.  (FT, FT Alphaville)

The Fed

The war on savers rolls on:  the Fed implies ZIRP will last into 2013.  (Crossing Wall Street, CBS Moneywatch, Daniel Gross, Pragmatic Capitalism, Credit Writedowns, FT Alphaville, Free exchange)

The Fed is pushing investors into stocks.  (Real Time Economics)

The Fed is also inducing more mortgage refinancings.  (Economic Musings)

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