Capitulating Bears

March 1, 2011
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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 – WSJ.com
Peru, Mexico Vie For Top Silver Spot – WSJ.com


China’s holdings of US debt larger than reported
China’s Rebalancing Act – WSJ.com
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 – WSJ.com


Inflation Prompts Subsidy Spree – WSJ.com
Bernanke Faces Grilling on Inflation – WSJ.com
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 – WSJ.com
Noble Energy Gets First Permit for Deepwater Gulf Drilling – NYTimes.com
Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers – NYTimes.com


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 – WSJ.com
Obama Backs Easing Health Law Rules for States – NYTimes.com
Majority in Poll Back Employees in Public Sector Unions – NYTimes.com
Buchanan: Why Scott Walker Must Win


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


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


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


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 – WSJ.com


TerraPower, Bill Gates and the Reactor – WSJ.com
Group to Rate Environmental Impact of Clothing – NYTimes.com


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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