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


More signs that sentiment towards equities is still quite poor.  (The Reformed Broker)

This market environment should be the golden age for hedge funds, but performance says otherwise.  (SmartMoney)


How Knight Capital Group ($KCG) let a ‘dormant’ program go live.  (WSJ, Bloomberg)

Money market mutual funds are still a weak link in the financial system.  (Bloomberg)


Why the Groupon ($GRPN) model never was really good for most businesses and how it can be fixed.  (Slate, Pando Daily)

The proliferation of mobile payment systems continues with the Wal-Mart ($WMT) on board with MCX.  (WSJ)

A look at the competitive landscape facing a new Apple ($AAPL) iPad Mini.  (Daring Fireball)

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