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


The slope of the $VIX futures curve makes trading it tricky at best.  (SurlyTrader)

Monthly volatility levels implied by the $VIX.  (EconomPic Data)


Previewing what could be the best NFP number in six years.  (A Dash of Insight, (Money Game)

The US has become a net petroleum exporter.  (Global Macro Monitor)


Is Apple ($AAPL) getting sloppy?  (VentureBeat)

Expectations for new Apple products are simply too high.  (TechCrunch)

Why the new iPad IS a big deal.  (ReadWriteWeb)

The Feds have been sniffing around the e-book business looking for collusion.  (WSJ)

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