Some things I’m reading this morning:

  • Why QE is not working (PragmaticCapitalism)
  • Stocks are not going to make you rich, but they can certainly help (RandomRoger)
  • Commemorating the 5-year anniversary of the start of our financial crisis, and a comparison to Japan at the identical stage in their crisis (MarketBeat)
  • Hedge fund manager John Paulson increases bet on gold (Bloomberg); see also, China’s hoarding of gold continues (Zerohedge)
  • Preparing portfolios for inflation (Morningstar)
  • Jon Corzine: another face of Wall Street recklessness is likely to go unpunished (Dealbook)
  • Behind the scenes shuttle diplomacy is picking up pace in Europe ahead of a crucial month (BusinessInsider)
  • Outside Lands, a rock festival for baby boomers (WSJ)
  • Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmerman on why he loves Chicago (Eater)