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Stuff I’m Reading this Morning…

Today’s four big economic events:  (BusinessInsider)

Should we be worried about the “diamond top” formation in the S&P 500?  (PriceActionLab)

The end of Too Big to Jail? Federal prosecutors are nearing criminal charges against some of the world’s biggest banks  (NYT)

Infamously inept Wall Street executive clown stepping down at Barclays. Hopefully to run for President.  (NYMag)

What do Americans want? More than 50% say an end to foreign to involvement and intervention.  (WSJ)

On stocks and the sixth year of the Presidential cycle.  (AllStarCharts)

Senator Elizabeth Warren on why Obama keeps hiring from the “Citigroup Clique”  (Politico)

China’s economy may eclipse ours in size this year, but it still sucks.  (BloombergView)

Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer: “Deflation is less likely than an asteroid hitting.” So you’re saying there’s a chance!  (Bloomberg)

The top 1% in America is 90% white and 98% male. Nice to see we’re mixing it up a bit.  (Vox)

I’m a pretty big deal in Hong Kong, in case you missed it.  (TRB)

Today’s insane gross-out: “Folklore notwithstanding, Washington’s false teeth were not wooden. He obtained them instead from horses, donkeys, cows — and human beings.”  (Upshot)

The new book – Clash of the Financial Pundits – now available for pre-order!