Happy Veterans Day, with thanks from a grateful nation:

• Should you own gold? Plenty of financial advisers say no, but enthusiasts are undaunted. (WSJ) but see Gold Vault Opens in China as Bullion Goes From West to East (Bloomberg)

• Earnings, but without the bad stuff (NY Times)

• The WSJ is very concerned about equities:
…..Mom and pop are returning to stocks, and that might be a bad sign. (WSJ)
…..A new breed of hedge fund hunts returns without betting on gloom. (WSJ)
…..Flurry of Stock, Bond Issuance Is a Danger Sign for Markets (Moneybeat)
…..A Few Good Reasons to Hoard Some Cash Now (WSJ)

But see this counter argument: Show me the Mania (Reformed Broker)

• Has the U.S. Economy Been Permanently Damaged? (New Yorker)

• Microsoft CEO Candidate Elop Said to Mull Windows Shift (Bloomberg)

• Obamacare by the numbers (Washington Post)

• New York’s mayor-elect: Possibly better not to screw it up? (Economist) see also Hillary’s Nightmare? A Democratic Party That Realizes Its Soul Lies With Elizabeth Warren (New Republic)

• U.S. military wants to create "Iron Man suit" (LA Times)

• Absurd Creature of the Week: The Half-Ton Giant Freshwater Stingray With a 15-Inch Poison Barb (Wired)

What are you reading?

Flurry of Stock, Bond Issuance Is a Danger Sign for Markets