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Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

More QE! Bank of Japan announces they too will stimulate by purchasing bonds, presumably from vending machines.  (FT)

Dear John Hussman, exactly how much must the stock market drop before you get constructive?  (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Most positive housing data point?  The buyers have very low expectations of price gains (in other words, they’re buying homes for the right reasons).  (FelixSalmon)

How the smartphone revolution is accelerating the age of robots, Om Malik chats with “the bad boy of robotics” Rodney Brooks.  (GigaOM)

While you were rallying, the bank run in Europe continued apace as depositors fled four countries.  (Bloomberg)

Let’s have a look at Gartman’s AlphaPro ETF (NSFW).  (WealthCop)

Romney: It’s not going well.  (TheWeeklyStandard)

Crowd of 50 protestors attacks US ambassador in Beijing. great. (Telegraph)

Investors, remember ye the Golden Principles of Peter Lynch.  (MarketFolly)

Bow down and tremble before the Wizard of Shareholder Value.  (Fortune)

Pick one of these items and commit to doing it once a day, the results will amaze you.  (SethsBlog)

Scientists discover the first new species of monkey in 28 years, and it’s a distant relative of Nic Cage. Of course it is. (Buzzfeed)

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

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