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Many times I have commented about the lack of liquidity in the markets, the result of regulatory fiat, changes in market trading structures and the massive move to passive investing. ...

Led by technology, equities traded lower. Some are pointing to yet another reduction in We Work’s valuation to under $8 billion. Several weeks ago it was valued around $47 billion. Others were pointing to Chinese data. While others suggested it was...

Many times I have commented about the lack of liquidity, primarily the result of regulatory fiat, trading mechanics and passive investing. Considerable attention has been focused on the liquidity issues of the repo market, liquidity that is being provided by the lender of last...

Several times I have referenced JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon’s view about the state of today’s research reports. Dimon opined many reports lack credibility at best, but impact trading given the contents of the reports is often times repeated in the Blogosphere thus offering false...

The fourth Democratic debate produced nothing of significance as the candidates continue to map out their very progressive agenda. As I commented yesterday, I do not think the country is this far left and I again ask is how will the candidates switch their...

Tonight is the fourth Democratic debate cohosted by CNN and the New York Times. I do not think it is a political statement to make the current slate of candidates is the furthest left ever fielded. ...

Treasuries declined about 1 ½ points, perhaps the result of consumer confidence unexpectedly rising to the highest level in three months. Analysts had expected a decline. The gauge of current conditions climbed to the highest level this year while ...

Some have commented that White House statements indicating it has no plans to delist Chinese companies helped offset the negative sentiment from Chinese remarks that it has narrowed the range of topics to be discussed. I am certain the interpretation of the upcoming meeting...

The 8:30 headline describing September’s jobs data read “US Payrolls Miss Estimates as Wages Cool in Signs of a Significant Downshift.” The article stressed the nominal miss in both private sector and non-farm payroll gains ...

How will September’s jobs data be interpreted? Until this week, the data was consistently surprising on the upside suggesting an economy expanding around a 2.5% to 2.75% pace. However earlier in the week both the ISM Manufacturing Index and the ISM Non-manufacturing Index...