Hot Links: The Big Call

Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

Japanese government is adopting an ex-energy inflation measure to give policy makers even more leeway to reflate.  (Reuters)

Technical levels on the SPY that traders should be mindful of.  (PriceActionLab)

Microsoft expected to announce a major corporate shakeup on Thursday. Ballmer’s rearranging the furniture but remaining the head of household, so don’t get too excited.  (AllThingsD)

Why it’s so hard to parlay a “big call” into a big career.  (TBP)

Atlanta Fed discusses the key role oil production is playing in the US recovery.  (macroblog)

How to lose 65% in a hedge fund in six months.  (TheTell)

Oracle is coming out of the Nasdaq 100 as it joins the NYSE – guess which highflier is getting added in its place:  (ValueWalk)

Barnes & Noble CEO abruptly resigns, setting up a very interesting situation…  (Reuters)

The world’s simplest portfolio – keep laughing.  (WSJ)

Why I became a Chinese shadow banker.  (Bloomberg)

Disney’s Lone Ranger was a huge disappointment, here’s where it ranks among the biggest box office bombs of all time.  (AMOG)

Don’t miss The Takeaway, my daily linkfest for financial advisors  (InvestmentNews)

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