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Notes From Underground: It Would've Been Enough

In an effort to state how badly the markets are ignoring risk, we at Notes From Underground warned about being short volatility. As we head into the Passover and Easter holidays there is much on the table that financials fail to appreciate. 560 more words

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Notes From Underground: Hello, Vladi Putin? This Is Angela Merkel

In further proof that the world is in the throes of lunacy, there is a piece in today’s London Telegraph by one of my favorite financial journalists that will certainly send you rushing for the lithium. 467 more words

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Notes From Underground: Mr. Natural Says, "It Don't Mean Sheeit"

The idea of Mr. Natural, the guru creation of R. Crumb, comes to mind as the analysts ponder today’s release of the March 18-19 FOMC… 942 more words

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Notes From Underground: Mario "Act Swiftly If Need Be" Draghi

Our man in Frankfurt did not disappoint today. He was at his best as he kept the “unconventional tool” of negative interest rates in his bag of tricks. 610 more words

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Notes From Underground: People Get Ready There's a Train a Comin'

This is a tribute to Curtis Mayfield and the Chambers Brothers who recorded the song and made it popular. The TRAIN THAT IS COMING IS THE ENGINE OF VOLATILITY… 580 more words

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Notes From Underground: Some Things to Ponder For the Second Quarter

As I was reading Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book, The Grand Chessboard (1997), this insight into the Russian desire to resurrect its political stature struck me for its prescience about the significance of present developments in the Eurasian heartland. 991 more words

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