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The small cap cycle may be played out.  (Crossing Wall Street)

Apple ($AAPL) stock is in uncharted territory.  (Syncubate also MoneyBeat)

Learn statistics or get left behind.  (Barry Ritholtz)

Why value investors have to be both steadfast and realistic.  (The Brooklyn Investor also Greenbackd)

Why your trading should be boring.  (Adam Grimes)

Burger King ($BKW) is in talks to buy Tim Horton’s ($THI) with the intention to headquarter in Canada for tax purposes.  (DealbookWSJ)

How M&A rumors spread.  (Fortune)

How should private equity and hedge funds be benchmarked?  (Larry Swedroe)

Target date ETFs are a dying breed.  (ETF)

Is there a performance drag for liquid alternative funds?  (The Alpha Pages)

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index showed growth in July.  (Calculated Risk)

What you might have missed in our Sunday linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Seven habits of people with remarkable mental toughness.  (Inc.)

More rules for life (and trading).  (TraderFeed)

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