Happy Tuesday, the fourth day of the second month in the new Ice Age.
You may have heard that the markets aren't doing so well lately. So what seems to be the problem? These days, you can practically take your pick. (U.S. News & World Report)
What should the Federal Reserve do amid the pullback? Taper more? Un-taper? Friday's nonfarm payrolls report could help answer these questions. (Wall Street Journal)
Here's something to ponder: Ron Paul. Jesse Ventura. Ron Paul and Jesse Ventura. Together, talking politics. Running the world. (Alt-market)
Kenny Polcari says to "strap in" if things start to deteriorate further—and to enjoy some spaghetti arrabbiata. And if it's Kenny talking, we're listening. (Morning Thoughts)
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.