Hot Links: One Week to Save Europe

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

Mario Monti: We have one week to save the euro zone.  (Guardian)

Brian Shannon on the misuse of technical analysis and moving averages.  (AlphaTrends)

Global M&A falls 25% in the first half of 2012.  (Reuters)

Citi chief strategist piles on the bearish bandwagon, says market must sell-off to 1285 in order to go back up.  (Zero Hedge)

Michael Gayed: “the forward P/E of the utilities sector (dividends) is 15.29, while the forward P/E of the Technology sector (growth) is below that at 13.05”  (MarketWatch)

Seth: “There’s a huge difference between spending money on expenses and spending money to build an asset.”  (SethsBlog)

“new lows recorded for Americans’ confidence levels in public schools, churches, banks and television news.”  (Economix)

Scott Patterson (The Quants) is out with his new tome Dark Pools, a review:  (Fortune)

The ten most expensive beers in the world.  (Mental Floss)

Marissa Miller, she of the “greatest stomach in bikini modeling history”, is now pregnant. Obsessed fans everywhere mourn.  (WWTDD)

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






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