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


Trying to juice returns is often a “path to ruin.”  (Stock Sage)

In light of MF Global, the PFG Best situation is stunning.  (Dealbook, WSJAttain Capital, Peter Brandt)


Look who is once again buying gold.  (FT Alphaville)

The corn crop is in dire straits.  (WSJ)


More signs of a slowdown in China.  (FT)

Spain gets a budgetary reprieve.  (WSJ, FT Alphaville)


Consumer credit continues to expand at a healthy clip.  (Real Time Economics, EconomPic Data)

A lot of chatter coming out of the Fed.  (Tim Duy)

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