Quote of the day

Howard Lindzon, “Tuesday is just as good a day as ever to begin to invest, begin a career in the equity markets or pursue a career in Venture Capital. It is your commitment to your goals that matter and your angle of attack. Start building domain experience around your passion today!”  (Howard Lindzon)

Chart of the day

The spread between Spanish and German yields continues to blow out.  (FT Alphaville, ibid)


Investor sentiment is a mixed bag at the moment.  (The Technical Take)

Markets should be paying more attention to China, not Europe.  (Humble Student of the Markets)

A true out-of-sample tests of some technical trading rules.  (CXO Advisory Group)

What role do commodity indices have on oil prices?  (Econbrowser)

Regulating high frequency trading would be a logical response at this point.  (Streetwise Professor)


Why bearish calls are so easy to make.  (The Reformed Broker)

Chris Dillow, “(P)eople are too quick to perceive skill and thus to pay for something that doesn’t exist. The demand for forecasters and tipsters substantially exceeds the real ability such pundits actually have.”  (Stumbling and Mumbling via Economist’s View)

Fifteen great investor quotes.  (Big Picture)


If you own Santander preferreds you should probably read this.  (Bronte Capital)

Global brewers as a safe haven.  (WSJ)

Is Newmont Mining ($NEM) the best way to play gold?  (WSJ)

A Facebook ($FB) phone, redux.  (Bits, SAI)


Notions of equity, or fairness, are making compromise in Europe more difficult.  (James Surowiecki)

Who would stand behind Eurobonds?  (NYTimes)

To add insult to injury olive oil prices in Europe are dropping.  (FT)

The SNB is preparing for a Euro crackup.  (WSJ)

Money is leaving peripheral European banks.  (Slate, Sober Look)

On the many troubles still facing the Indian economy.  (naked capitalism)

China’s real estate economy is on the “tipping point.”  (FT Alphaville)


The US housing economy continues to recover.  (Sober Look also Globe and Mail)

Putting the Facebook IPO in some economic context.  (Modeled Behavior)

Some employment report forecasts.  (Calculated Risk)

New York City is the new Silicon Valley.  (NYTimes)

US consumers have decoupled from the Euro mess.  (Sober Look)

Week in review/preview

The markets are going to bring to bear a lot of ‘evidence’ this week. (A Dash of Insight)

The coming week is filled with opportunity…and data.  (UpsideTrader)

Where markets stand at week-end.  (Global Macro Monitor, ibid)

The economic week that was.  (Bonddad Blog, Calculated Risk)

The economic schedule for the coming week.  (Calculated Risk)

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