Hot Links: Explosive Cocktails, Woodsheds & Picassos

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

Meanwhile, the highest art price ever paid for a Picasso yesterday – $106.5 mil.  (NYT)

A brilliant post about the coming and going of investment themes.  (PsyFiBlog)

Try these two non-traditional economic indicators: Bacon and Breasts.  (KidDynamite)

On congressmen shorting stocks during the crisis.  Yes, it really happened.  (InvestingCaffeine)

Get a load of Spain’s ‘Explosive Cocktail’ of deficits, unemployment and bad loans.  (Bloomberg)

Budget cuts coming at the state level will blow your mind, man.  (CNNMoney)

Louise Story: The bank window dressing that masked losses is still ongoing.  (NYT)

Macro hedge funds are net short the US stock market but still buying emerging markets.  (MarketFolly)

(sad) Denizens of the Second Life virtual world sue in the real world over asset confiscation.  (LOLFed)

The concept of “friend” has been completely trashed in the age of social media.  (HowardLindzon)

“Take Me Out To The Woodshed” – a fitting take on yesterday’s market beating.  (CrosshairsTrader)

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