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Comparing two very similar (2010, 2011) market patterns.  (Afraid to Trade)

ETFs thy name is volatility.  (Dealbook)

Gold can’t serve as a risk asset for long.  (The Source)

Failure, not success, is the best teacher.  (Above the Market)

China should be less worried about a hard landing and more about a crisis in confidence.  (WSJ, HistorySquared contra beyondbrics)

Meme of the week: the economy is already so far down it can’t go much lower. (Money Game)

Is fiscal policy on hold until 2013?  (Economist’ View)

Putting the blame back on the Fed for the current state of affairs.  (Free exchange)

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