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

It’s been difficult to not make money in the markets in 2012.  (EconomPic Data, ibid)

Are we getting way too excited about the market, just like last year?  (Money Game)

The outperformance of value vs. growth is likely coming to an end.  (Dynamic Hedge)

You have to look beyond the $VIX to see what is happening in the volatility complex.  (MarketBeat)

The Fed in a very real sense “owns” the 7-year bucket.  (Global Macro Monitor)

Apple ($AAPL) acknowledges that it has plenty of cash to do business.  (Forbes)

Berkshire Hathaway ($BRKB) stock can’t get out of its own way.  (WSJ)

Is it time to buy Japan?  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

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