VIX Shorts Hit New Record High As S&P Surpasses 2017's Most Bullish Forecast

At the start of 2017, the most optimistic strategist forecast the S&P 500 at 2,500 by year-end. In the last few weeks, the market has not only surpassed that most-exuberant guess, but it has melted up from there with investors entirely unafraid as traders extend their VIX shorts to a new record high...

Kobe Steel Scandal Goes Nuclear: Company Faked Data For Decades, Had A "Fraud Manual"

Kobe Steel product quality data was falsified for decades at some of the company's Japanese plants the Nikkei reporter, well beyond the 10-year time frame given by the steelmaker. The cheating procedures eventually became institutionalized in what was essentially a tacit fraud manual, allowing the practice to continue as managers came and went.

Harvey's Hubris & Hollywood's Halloween House Of Horrors

"Harvey’s story is an old one: hubris. He was too intoxicated with his own role as goddess-maker to recognize the dangers of fooling around in his own workshop... The other gnomes, elves, manufactured gods and goddesses in the Hollywood workshop only piled onto him when they thought it was safe (for their careers) to do so..."

"I'm Going To Work Until I Die": A Look At How Unprepared Boomers Are For Retirement

"The federal government’s unfunded 75-year liability for Social Security and Medicare combined is $46.7 trillion.  Americans aren’t saving enough for themselves, nor is the government saving on their behalf.  And the Millennial generation, whose taxes Boomers and Gen-Xers will depend on, is not exactly off to a great career start."