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Equites were mixed Friday as long dated Treasuries stabilized. Quadruple witching hour was a none event, perhaps the result that many positions were already unwound. The prevailing and driving narrative has ...

Equities surged on bets global central banks will act in the immediacy and in concert to mitigate the economic impact from the spreading coronavirus. Tech shares—the issues that have the greatest risk to supply chain disruptions—led gains. Oil also ...

Reading yesterday’s headlines one can make a conclusion that an end of an era could be at hand. One major headline read “We Missed the Exit: Banks step up Call to End Negative Interest Rates.” A group of money center European banks are asking the...

Markets were relatively quiet as two mega sized financials posted disappointing results. Many are beginning to write the current advance is “looking tired.” Will earnings rejuvenate the averages? Several high profile companies report this week including ...

According to FISUM, Vanguard, Blackrock and State Street are the largest holders of 88% of S & P 500 companies. Wow! The potential influence that these companies can exert upon markets and corporations is incredible. Several times I have opined the next financial crisis could...

Many times I have opined about the complete breakdown of risk parity and cross correlated models, a strategy that has surged in popularity over the last 10 years, a strategy that many including the regulatory entities believed limited risks.  Yesterday Stanford Bernstein stated this breakdown...

Equities looking past skepticism about tech issues and instead focused on the possibility of progress in US-China trade talks and rose moderately for the day.  Small cap issues again outperformed.   Treasuries dipped and crude advanced about...

Yesterday a SEC official warned that passive investing may pose a threat to investors as many may be complacent about the inherent risks involved.  Warren Buffet once quipped if one cannot withstand a 40%-45% loss, that person...

The 10-year treasury has had its longest slide in three months.  The behemoth money management firm Blackrock stated yesterday an improving labor market and signs of inflation argue for the Federal Reserve to boost borrowing costs....