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Not All Millennials Are 'Snowflakes'

While it's certainly good sport to mock 'snowflakes', not all Millennials are snowflakes. Many are homesteading, buying affordable homes and building communities that get stuff done.

Bill Blain "Can't Figure Out What Is Keeping Stocks So Buoyant?"

At this stage folks who think the Trump Jump effects are real seem to be missing the big reality – nothing in Washington has changed: the diverse and loosely aligned lunatic fringes of the Republician party mean policy Gridlock remains the reality.

S&P Futures Slide Ahead Of Bank Earnings

S&P futures extended their Wednesday decline, dropping in the overnight session with banking shares in focus ahead of results from JPMorgan and Citigroup. European stocks likewise retreated along with the dollar, while Asian shares were mixed.

One Trader Can't Wait For This Week To Be Over

If ever the markets needed a long weekend it’s right now. And if liquidity conditions and the anecdotal lack of interest in new positions are any guides, traders have been heading for the hills all week. Still, there are some lessons to be learned from the past few days, so it shouldn’t be a total loss. 

Which Hedge Funds Are The Biggest Holders Of ETFs

Despite complaints by hedge funds that ETFs are eating their lunch (and dinner), an interesting observation emerged in a new reported from Deutsche Bank: Hedge Funds are allocating increasingly more capital toward ETFs. This post shows why, and who are the 20 hedge funds with the highest ETF investments.

Something Strange Happened During Yesterday's London PM Gold Fix

Something strange happened during yesterday's London PM fix: as spot gold was soaring, the London gold price benchmark waterfalled lower before fixed some $12 below the spot price on Tuesday afternoon as "the auction appeared to become locked in a downward spiral",

Traders "Swoop" On Stocks, Oil Rises For 8th Day But Bonds Still Don't Buy It

S&P futures are unchanged and Asian stocks closed mixed, however European stocks rebounded for first time this week, led by auto stocks after Daimler’s quarterly profit, as a break in alarming political news prompted traders to "swoop" - as Reuters puts it - on equities, cooling a safe-haven rally that saw the yen and gold at five-month highs and bond yields to drop their lowest this year.

How Active Managers Can Profit From The ETFs' Takeover Of The Market

Sometime this week the 2,000th exchange traded fund will list on a domestic exchange. It is no exaggeration to say that there are more ETFs than investable stocks listed on US exchanges. Here is how active managers can profit from the relentless takeover of ETFs of the stock market.

Futures Flat Ahead Of Yellen As Geopolitical Risks Loom; Fear Barometer Spikes

S&P futures point to a slightly lower open, while Asian and European stocks are likewise modestly in the red. Trading volumes are muted for most markets on Monday with investors spooked by rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula. It is also a holiday-shortened week in much of the West.

How U.S. LNG Transformed The Market

"As U.S. exports ramp up, we’re going to see even more flexibility with more people trying to buy and trade volumes. The old models of stable long-term contracts will really have to change.  We’ve already seen the impact of U.S. LNG on contract trends, with more destination flexibility coming into play."