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Don’t Fight the Fed… Ignore It

Don’t Fight the Fed… no, better to ignore it.

The Fed Minutes were upbeat, considered hawkish enough to leave the US 10 year just shy of 3%, but with stocks in the red.

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Positions, People

Still we chew the cud over all the developments of the past two weeks. Did higher interest rates scare stock markets, triggering the VIX into a spiral due to esoteric vol products?

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Shadow Boxing

We may be pausing for breath but we are still digesting last week’s events. Whistleblowers are now popping up to say the VIX index is being manipulated by “unethical electronic option market makers”.

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The Revolution Begins Part 2

Dusted ourselves down and carrying on, are we? BlondeMoney has taken your temperature and this is why you’re saying that the inverse-Vol product blow-up of Monday night doesn’t really matter:

  • It was an esoteric product with hardly any AUM
  • Caveat emptor,

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The Revolution Begins

As you awaken, strange events have taken place into the dark of the New York Close last night. You may have some questions.

Was it a flash crash?

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