Hot Links: The Pope Can Quit?

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

OK, bet you weren’t expecting this one…the Pope is resigning.  (BBC)

Here are the companies reporting earnings this week and some expectations:  (Investopedia)

Will this week’s retail sales data be the “Moment of Truth”?  (BusinessInsider)

Major change is afoot in the Shangai stock market – 80% of transactions had been retail investors up until recently, but now the institutions have come in:  (beyondbrics)

Grantham’s got a monstrous 4000-worder over at Barron’s in which he’s wildly bullish. Just kidding, but it’s Grantham – don’t miss it.  (Barrons)

The Financial Times turns 125 years old, unsure of its future.  (NYT) and (Guardian)

“The market capitalization of the Wilshire 5000 is up $9.2 trillion since March 9, 2009, to $16.0 trillion on Friday”  (DrEdsBlog)

Tesla facing its most critical year ever as the Model S’s roll off the line.  (WSJ)

Fascinating discussion about the Vix, mean reversion, and everything you’re doing wrong in life.  (StockTwitsU)

The tech bloggers were right – the Apple iWatch is a real thing.  (TheAtlantic)

Slideshow: The hottest girls at the Grammy Awards last night.  (Egotastic)

Do you like cheeseburgers? I just posted my classic recipe over at the Tumblr I maintain:  (DowntownJoshBrown)

If you’re going to be in NYC on February 20th, come check out me, Phil Pearlman, Heidi Moore and Leigh Drogen at our SMW panel on Digital Wall Street! (SocialMediaWeek)

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