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Features of the week

Credit crisis (a dwindling or growing problem?), banks vs. trading exchanges, Uranium, a commodities bubble or lack thereof, the future of capitalism, plus interviews with Jim Rogers and Henry Kaufman.

All this and more in this Friday's edition of, "Features of the week".

1. Barron's profiles the top 75 hedge funds and their winning strategies.

2. Sell capitalism. Support for free market economies declined in 10 of 18 countries polled by Globespan.

3. Has capitalism failed? As Ron Paul notes, first we must properly define our terms.

4. Bond investors turn bearish amid commodity inflation.

5. 40 years of inflation, 80 years of Dow/Gold. Adrian Ash.

6. The next unsustainable asset bubble: brought to you by the Fed.

7. Rice traders hit by panic as prices surge.

8. Sugar seems to be a currently overlooked commodity.

9. Show me the commodity bubble! Parts one and two. Chris Puplava.

10. Frank Barbera looks at the Uranium sector. Parts one and two.

11. Barron's catches up with Jim Rogers in Singapore .

12. Templeton's Mobius has been buying Taiwanese stocks.

You may recall that Jim Rogers has also been investing in Taiwan.

13. Mark Mobius thinks the credit crisis is near its end; investor Wilbur Ross feels it is far from over, and is waiting to invest in distressed US regional banks.

14. Alternative trading platforms and MTFs take aim at exchanges.

15. General Georges Doriot: the father of modern venture capital?

16. The Financial Philosopher describes the holdings in his blog portfolio (thanks for the mention, Kent!).

17. Legendary Wall St. economist Henry Kaufman joins FT "View from the Markets" to talk about the credit crisis, financial regulation, inflation, and the US dollar.

Thanks for reading Finance Trends Matter. Enjoy your weekend!

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