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


Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by a sub-15 $VIX at this point in a rally.  (VIX and More)

How does the S&P 500 do when the $VIX is low and falling.  (EconomPic Data)

How to operate an enhanced yield program on high dividend stocks.  (A Dash of Insight)


Citigroup ($C) missed its stress test by “that much.”  (Dealbreaker, FT Alphaville, WSJ)

Why one exec is leaving Goldman Sachs ($GS).  (NYTimes)

Goldman’s new PR chief has his first headache.  (The Epicurean Dealmaker)

Just in case you didn’t think the Carlyle Group IPO was shareholder unfriendly enough.  (Dealbook)


How the Fed statement changed.  (Aleph Blog, Real Time Economics)

Diesel fuel consumption (and the charts of truckers) point towards better times.  (Calculated Risk, Dragonfly Capital)

The world is running out of spare oil capacity.  (FT, ibid)

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