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According to Bloomberg the number of liquidated ETPs (exchange traded products) is on pace to hit 1000.  The growing graveyard of exchanged traded funds and notes is the result of the massive proliferation of this extremely low fee product whose expenses are paid almost entirely...

Many times I have commented about the massive proliferation of passive investing and how it is impacting trading mechanics.  According to the Index Industry Association, benchmarking giants like S & P Global Inc., MSCI Inc., and the London Stock Exchange Group PLC, has created 438,000...

The Dog Days of Summer are continuing.  This lack of volatility—30 days without a 1% move in the S & P 500 for 30 days which is the longest stretch since early 2014—is manifested in the market’s volume.  Dow Jones Newswire further wrote there has...

The NASDAQ fell about 0.50%% as Apple and Twitter vastly disappointed.   The S & P and Dow posted nominal advance, the result of rising crude and an uneventful Fed meeting.   If I wrote three months ago the typical stock would be up following a profit...

Equites opened strong on earnings only to close lower. The NASDAQ fell about 0.85% as momentum monies exited drug stocks. The Dow was only lower by 0.25%....

The headlines are horrific but do the headlines really reflect reality?  Bad is good and good is bad, an environment where everyone has a view, a view that is automatically taken authoritatively given the unedited blogosphere.  It can be argued these radically different...