The Financial Index: Wednesday, Feb. 8

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The Financial Index is Daily Capital’s roundup of our Editor’s Picks for the day — featured trends and market analysis from around the Web.

Gold, Silver Soften as Greek Talks Drag On

Investor Place: Greek austerity talks carry on, causing gold and silver to take a small hit on Wednesday. The ECB, however, has finally agreed to take a hit on it’s Greek sovereign bonds (if talks are successful).

Is the IPO Market Headed Right Back to 1999 All Over Again?

Motley Fool: Nearly 500 companies went public in 1999; where are they now, and what can current IPO investors learn from the past?

Markets Becoming More Defensive?

Slope of Hope: Charts compare the first week of February with the second (so far). Gains and losses in different sectors and indexes are taken into consideration.

Being Tactical = More Investment Income

The Street: Lindsey Bell spoke with Michael Fredericks, head of Multi-Asset Client Solutions for BlackRock about asset allocation and distribution.

Social Media ETF Rallies on Facebook IPO Hysteria

Investors.com: Stocks in the Global X Social Media ETF are doing well amidst anticipation of the biggest IPO since Google, Facebook. But will investors dump the stocks when the hype’s over?

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