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Is the tide turning? In my view, yesterday was the first day the headlines were not entirely apocalyptic. There was an element of rationality, something that has been missing for at least three weeks.

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We are living in historical times.  The S & P 500 has moved a record 4% or more in eight consecutive sessions.  The previous record of six days was set in 1929.  Moreover, yesterday the markets stopped trading twice because of declines.

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A Bloomberg headline read “A Volatility Doom Loop May Be Taking Hold In US Markets.” The article cited “unnamed SEC officials” talking about the issue of risk parity funds and high volatility funds reinforcing this negative loop amplified by low liquidity.

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