MUST READS
New doubt over Greek bailout plan – BBC
Greek death spiral accelerates – Telegraph
Greek political leaders agree on bailout reforms – Reuters
States Negotiate $26 Billion Deal for Homeowners – NY Times
Will $26B Foreclosure Deal Help the Housing Market? – ZillowBlog
BOE Adds 50 Billion Pounds to Stimulus on Euro ‘Concerns’ – Bloomberg
China inflation spike pricks policy easing expectations – Reuters
Standard & Poor’s: U.S. Faces Downgrade If No Plan – Bloomberg
Sarkozy Most Unpopular as Election Nears – Bloomberg
Why Wall Street Should Stop Whining – Taibblog
A nation of moochers – Washington Times
No, America isn’t broke – yet – MSN Money

MARKETS/INVESTING
Oil near $99 as investors eye Greece, US demand – AP
Gold holds firm as Greek hopes lift euro – Reuters
The insiders are selling heavily – MarketWatch
Defensive Stocks Lose for First Time Since 1999 – Bloomberg
Wall St. Seeks to Delay CFTC Limits on Speculation – BusinessWeek
Has Order Resumed in the Stock Market? – Political Calculations
Massive rise in China gold imports – policy controlling the price? – Mineweb
Precious metals prices dictated by investment at the margin – Mineweb
Gold too volatile to act as reliable inflation hedge – Reuters
Gold miners need gold above $1,650 to keep nose above water – Mineweb

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
Black Helicopters Hover Over Economic Reality – Bloomberg
Jobless Decline Masks Drop in U.S. Labor Force – Bloomberg
World Food Prices Rose Most in 11 Months on Oilseeds, Grains – Washington Post
ECB leaves benchmark interest rate unchanged at record low 1.0 percent – Washington Post
China’s Unexpected Holiday Inflation Pickup May Limit Easing Room – Bloomberg
The World from Berlin: ‘Could the Germans Survive a Crisis like Greece’s?’ – Spiegel
More QE is barking up the wrong tree – Telegraph
How Big Will the ECB’s Next Liquidity Injection Be? – CNBC
Forecast: Drops in Home Values Less Severe in ‘12 – WSJ
Lenders own $30B in California single-family homes – OC Housing News
The Limits Of Monetary Policy Call For Moral, Sound Money – Forbes
The Fed is NOT a Hedge Fund – BullionVault