Capitulating Bears

March 1, 2011

Mercenary Links Roundup for Monday, Feb 28 (below the jump).

02-28 Monday

Capitulating Bears Push Short Sales to Lowest in Three Years

Commodities in Longest Winning Streak Since ’04, Beating Stocks
Grain Output May Jump as Farmers Sow More, Curbing Prices, Australia Says

Gold Futures Gain; Silver at Near 31-Year High –
Peru, Mexico Vie For Top Silver Spot –

China’s holdings of US debt larger than reported
China’s Rebalancing Act –
China Manufacturing Slows as Monetary Policy Tightened – Bloomberg
Morgan Stanley Hacked in China-Based Attacks That Hit Google – Bloomberg

US Dollar About to Lose Reserve Currency Status – Fact or Fantasy?
Dollar’s haven status hangs in the balance
Canadian data lift loonie to three-year high
Euro, Not Dollar, Is Knee-Jerk Safe Haven –

Inflation Prompts Subsidy Spree –
Bernanke Faces Grilling on Inflation –
Bernanke to tread cautiously before Congress | Reuters

Masaaki Shirakawa, Japan’s Bernanke, Hits Out at His Critics in the West
Marc Faber: “I Think We Are All Doomed” | zero hedge

U.S. Backs Libya Rebels as Qaddafi Says `My People Love Me’
West moves military assets around Libya
U.S. and Allies Weigh Options for No-Fly Zone Over Libya
US freezes $30bn of Tripoli assets
Food Shortages In East Libya Imminent | zero hedge

For Oil, Libya Burns, but Iraq Smolders –
Noble Energy Gets First Permit for Deepwater Gulf Drilling –
Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers –

Chicago PMI Shoots the Lights Out
Home buying, cash only, real estate: All-cash home sales rise in California

Obama Trade Initiatives Stalled by Republican Maneuvers
Billions in Bloat Uncovered in Beltway –
Obama Backs Easing Health Law Rules for States –
Majority in Poll Back Employees in Public Sector Unions –
Buchanan: Why Scott Walker Must Win

Fannie and Freddie Caught in Vicious Circle on Dividends –
Top 4 Citi execs get $42.2 million in 2010 compensation | Reuters
Wall Street Bets on Debt That Doesn’t Exist –

Blackstone buys Centro’s U.S. malls for $9.4 billion | Reuters
Carlyle to Buy Japanese Bearings Parts Firm –

Berkshire Board Adds a Fourth Possible Buffett Successor –
The Game: Going on Safari With Warren Buffett –

Charlie Sheen’s publicist ‘respectfully’ resigns after latest round
Sheen goes on attack, plans to sue CBS, Warner Bros. and producer Chuck Lorre

Digital Music Services Gain New Crop of Investors
Rich Price for This Tweet-y Bird –

TerraPower, Bill Gates and the Reactor –
Group to Rate Environmental Impact of Clothing –

Bernard Madoff says running world’s biggest ponzi scheme was a ‘head trip’
Space Tourism May Mean One Giant Leap for Researchers
Ferrari Targets Families in Fast Lane With $359,000 FF Supercar

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