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Wednesday’s Trading and Investing Headlines, Ideas and Tweets


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The future of the dollar, the way to play commodities and the outlook for M&A are just a few of the topics being covered in the trading and investing headlines Wednesday. Here are some of the top ideas we wanted to share with readers.

--Bloomberg: Corporate executives in the first quarter paid the most for takeovers since before the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., kicking off what investment bankers say may be the busiest year for deals since 2007. Read more in Deal Rush Pushes Takeovers to Most Expensive Since Lehman

--The New York Times: Deal-makers are by their very nature an optimistic lot. And as many of the top legal specialists in the field head down to the annual Tulane Corporate Law Institute in New Orleans on Wednesday, it appears that their confidence is rising. Keep reading in More Good Times Ahead for M.&A., Survey Finds

Also of note:

--As Regulators Weigh AT&T Bid, a Look at Wireless Markets Abroad - NYT

--April Won't Be Cruelest for Muni Investors - WSJ

--First Solar Chairman Nearly Halves Stake - WSJ

--Why the Dollar May Make Comeback - SmartMoney

--How to Play the Global Commodities Trends - MarketWatch

--Use the House's Money to Trade Red Hat - Barron's

--Here's Your Guide To Debunking Gold Bears - Wall St. Cheat Sheet

From the blogs:

--Are Commodity Prices Peaking? - Seeking Alpha, Kurt Brouwer

--The Muni Bond Crisis That Isn't - Seeking Alpha, Cullen Roche

--Things Are Not Getting Better - Seabreeze Partners

--An Explanation Where None Is Needed - The Big Picture, Philippa Dunne & Doug Henwood

On Twitter:

--Mike Jackson - @bondscoop Not sure why mkt trades on ADP. Ave absolute miss in last 12 mos. = 93.5K. Only 4 of 12 mos. been within 50K of private payrolls.

--Mr Top Step - @mrtopstep New Charts: Mr. TopStep Charts "Lots Of WOOD TO CHOP ABOVE 845 RUT 2000 / CUP & HANDLE" $$

--Ashraf Laidi - @alaidi $USDJPY looking for 83.90s and beyond $EURAUD #forex $$

--Eddy Elfenbein - @EddyElfenbein $JOSB looking to gap higher on very good earnings report.

Compiled by Elizabeth Trotta and Chris Nichols

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