Hot Links: Welcome to 2012, Get a Helmet

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

Joey Fundora: “The character of the market has not changed yet, and chasing any move in any direction is likely to get punished.”  (DowntownTrader)

The January Barometer is shockingly accurate for stocks.  (AllStarCharts)

The Canadian “Grey Market” is exploding in popularity as investors fund private energy companies.  (GlobeandMail)

Here’s how the New York City grid came to be.  (NYT)

Lindzon: Seriously, how can you trust an adviser behind the walls of a bank who is not allowed to use the web?  (HowardLindzon)

Presenting 2011’s Most Corrupt Politicians.  (ZeroHedge)

Joe Weisenthal: The truth about economic consumption can only be found when looking at bigger numbers.  (BusinessInsider)

Om Malik’s 2012 tech wishlist.  (GigaOM)

Pro lacrosse team replaces the names on their jerseys with their Twitter handles.  (Forbes)

Please stop sending death threats to my friend James Altucher.  The man is an American Treasure.  (AltucherConfidential)

Don’t miss my daily linkfest for financial advisors this morning!  (WSJFA)