Book list: The best business books of the year picked by Bryan Burroughs including The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook.  (WSJ)

Quote of the Day

"Strategists, like fortune tellers, need to be good storytellers to make a name for themselves. They build reputations with bold predictions about bull markets or bear markets, just like the palm readers who see tall dark strangers or grave danger on the horizon."

(Michael P Regan)

Chart of the Day

Hedge funds favorite stocks have stunk it up of late.