Here are seven (or so) links at 7AM Eastern.  We will see you later with the daily linkfest.  Good luck out there today.

The $VIX futures curve is wicked steep.  (SurlyTrader)

Another indication that the chase for yield is full on.  (Sober Look)

Speaking of yield, investors are piling into local currency emerging market debt.  (beyondbrics)

Country stock market performance year-to-date.  (Bespoke)

Bridgewater Associates defying the idea that size hurts performance was up some 23% in 2011.  (Dealbook)

Investors are paying up for Starbucks ($SBUX) recent results, kinda like the coffee.  (YCharts Blog)

Europe is full of surprises, economic, these days.  (Money Game)

Robin Harding, “The Golden Age of the Fed-watcher is at an end.”  (FT)

What to look for in the Q4 GDP report.  (Calculated Risk)

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