Hot Links: Comeuppance

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

is it a good sign or a bad sign when your clients are begging you to take on more risk?  (IheartWallStreet)

Barry: the consensus forecast for bank earnings is a joke.  (TBP)

Where did all the boring banks go, anyway?  (NYT)

Why you might want to fade market optimism this January.  (WaPo)

Eddy: You have no idea just how atrocious the return on stocks has been these past 12 years.  (CrossingWallStreet)

Francine McKenna: 2012 is the year for Jamie Dimon’s comeuppance.  (AmericanBanker)

William Cohan must really want attention at this point: “Did Psychopaths Take Over Wall Street?”  (Bloomberg)

Five MLP ETFs worth taking a look at.  (Benzinga)

Hedge Funds finish 2011 on a very bad note.  (DealBook)

“You don’t want to have marijuana dealing from the middle of your law office because I was running a giant Ponzi scheme out of there.”  LOL, love this guy!  (Dealbreaker)

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