Here are seven (or so) links at 7AM Eastern.  Good luck out there today.

Yesterday the market moved up “under protest.”  (Dynamic Hedge)

No matter how you slice it a big bounce especially in the “junk stocks” this week.  (Bespoke, ibid)

The stock market is beginning to take on a 1971 glow.  (Global Macro Monitor)

Just in time for the holidays some new insider trading charges.  (Dealbook, WSJ)

Cats and dogs…Getco LLC buys its way onto the NYSE floor.  (WSJ)

Swap lines are not a panacea.  (Pragmatic Capitalism also Tim Duy, Econbrowser)

Not one to be left out, Brazil joins the monetary easing party.  (FT)

China’s manufacturing sector shrunk in November.  (FT, Fund My Mutual Fund)

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