This is an abbreviated version of our regular Tuesday linkfest. Thanks for checking in.

How major asset classes have performed YTD.  (Capital Spectator)

You can’t improve your performance if you don’t measure the results.  (TraderFeed)

The argument around high frequency trading begat by Flash Boys is getting heated.  (MoneyBeat, Dealbook, Felix Salmon)

The stock market is not ‘rigged.’  (Michael Santoli)

The hype surrounding HFT is overblown.  (Cliff Asness, TRB)

High frequency trader Virtu Financial is postponing its IPO.  (Bloomberg)

2013 was not a memorable year for risk parity strategies.  (Morningstar)

The April commentary from David Snowball is worth a read (as usual).  (Mutual Fund Observer)

Institutional investors are warming to the use of bond ETFs.  (FT)

Charles Schwab ($SCHW) is opening up its ETF platform to more funds.  (FT)

The labor market is tighter than you think.  (David Rosenberg)

Cullen Roche reads Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty First Century so you don’t have to.  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

What you may have missed in our Monday linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Intel ($INTC) is making a big bet on big data via Cloudera.  (Re/code)

On the prospects for a SpaceX IPO.  (Quartz)

What Gmail hath wrought ten years in.  (Time)

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