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The end of the first quarter is quickly approaching. Many, myself included, have expressed concerns about potential quarter and month end rebalancing. Long dated US Treasuries are...

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...

Legendary hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman blasted algorithmic trading for exaggerating price moves stating “it is scaring the hell out of the public.” Cooperman further commented “everyone I know of...

Is the 10 year run in the NASDAQ/techs over?  Will such an ending also coincide with the peak in passive/index investing? In my view the issue at hand is the relentless drive to reduce costs by eliminating the middle man via indexing that it in itself...

Earlier in the week I referenced Goldman Sach’s report stating how the unloved stocks are out performing the most owned [and loved] stocks.   Today I will reference a short interest article that has validated some of my arguments as to why the typical stock had...

Is the advance sustainable?  As all know the Dow posted it worse start of the year in history.  The reason for the recovery…data suggesting the economy is not falling into the abyss, emerging pricing pressures, a 50% recovery in oil from its lows, a falling...

FRB Chair Yellen suggested yesterday the central bank might delay, but not abandon, planned interest rate increases in response to recent turmoil in financial markets. Yellen also stated the obvious that the turbulence had “significantly” tightened financial conditions by pushing down stock prices, pushing up...

Is the Federal Reserve becoming concerned about margin debt, especially relating to HFTs? Last week I referenced a report stating for the first time in December the Fed questioned its 21 primary dealers whether or not they extend credit to HFTs. Approximately two thirds answered...

In about a month stop loss and GTC limit orders will no longer be considered good orders for the typical investor. The reason—to reduce the odds of “stopping out” during volatile conditions. However this rule change does not apply to high frequency trading (HFT)....

2015 is quickly coming to an end. For many the past year is one most will want to forget. In many regards, nothing made sense as the markets were entirely dominated by high frequency trading and ETFs. Quoting a SEC Commissioner, HFT has created an...