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Early Warning Signal

Investors have become increasingly focused on volatility in recent years. When stock prices rise, volatility typically holds steady or drifts lower. And when stock prices fall, volatility typically spikes higher. 44 more words

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'Conflicts Of Interest': A History Of Markets During Wartime

We’ve written a good bit this month about the possible implications for markets of a U.S. military conflict.

That topic became more relevant in August for obvious reasons. 719 more words

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The Calm Before The (Maybe) Storm

Just when it looked like things might be starting to crack under the weight of intensifying geopolitical tensions and the increasingly moronic trials and tribulations of Donald Trump, whose reality TV show self is trying its hardest to assassinate his Presidential persona, risk assets are back on the front foot Tuesday. 658 more words

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Wall Street's Best Strategist Outlines The Asymmetrical Risk From A Trump Trade Unwind

The best strategist on Wall Street, Deutsche Bank’s Aleksandar Kocic, has returned from a brief hiatus and given what we’ve seen over the past 7 days in terms of nuclear saber rattling and the dissolution of America’s democracy, not a moment too soon. 582 more words

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Chuck Norris Goes Long Volatility

Hell, I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention to our market posts this week or not, and if you haven’t I don’t blame you. 2,141 more words


The 'Doom Loop': How VIX ETPs Exacerbated Last Week's Vol. Spike

So last week the VIX spiked and investors (if that’s what you want to call them) were quick to cash in long vol. positions and put on new shorts, a bet that the low vol. 529 more words


America The 'Financial Prozac Nation'

Ok, so “risk taker”, “swashbuckler,”and fearless macro pirate who thinks it’s probably your fault that macro fund managers are terrible at their jobs, Cameron Crise, is out with a good note on Wednesday. 692 more words

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