Just a handful of links today. You can check out linkfests this morning from Josh Brown, Barry Ritholtz, Matt Levine and the FT Alphaville crew. We will get back to our normal schedule tomorrow.

Joe Weisenthal on what to make of the Pimco/Bill Gross pay story from last week.  (Ello)

Companies are the buyers of last resort of their own shares.  (John Authers)

On the risk of slowing earnings growth.  (Jonathan Clements)

Also, don’t forget I will be participating in an free, all-day online forum tomorrow discussing “Robo-advisors: opportunity or threat?”  (CFA Institute)

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

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