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Tuesday’s Trading Headlines, Ideas and Tweets


Here's a look at some of the key trading and investing ideas we wanted to point out Tuesday.

In the headlines:

  • From The New York Times: Regulators to Set Rules on Mortgage Securities - Banks will be forced to retain some risk when they securitize all but the most conservative mortgages under rules that regulators are expected to vote on Tuesday. But the banks are likely to be given wide leeway in determining what risks to keep.
  • Also in the NYT: Amber Waves to Ivory Bolls - This spring, many farmers in southern states will be planting cotton in ground where they used to grow corn, soybeans or wheat -- spurred on by cotton prices that have soared as clothing makers clamor for more and poor harvests crimp supply.
  • At SmartMoney: ETFs: Is the Party Over? - After the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, opportunistic investors have been pumping record amounts of cash into exchange-traded funds that invest in Japanese companies. But now, more than two weeks after the disaster, is the bargain hunting over?

Other stories of note:

On the blogs:

From Twitter:

  • Doug Kass - @DougKass market stuck in the middle - adding to gm on weakness and xl on strength
  • Ashraf Laidi - @alaidi i think rather than QE3 in summer, they'll likely stretch out POMOs to end of summer & ultimately QE3 in 2012 #fomc #forex $SPX $$
  • BloombergNow - @BloombergNow Rising Corn Acreage Failing to Meet U.S. Feed, Ethanol Use
  • Tadas Viskanta - @abnormalreturns
    Tuesday look-in: hedgies heart equities, $AUDUSD at new highs and dim sum bonds. $AMZN $GLD $VIX $CORN

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