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Short-Volatility Fund Cash Levels Hits Record High

While VIX futures and options speculators have pulled back (albeit very marginally) from their record short positions in the last week, ETF products betting that volatility will sink lower have never been more popular.

Global Stock Meltup Sends Nikkei To 25 Year High

The global risk levitation continues, sending Asian stocks just shy of records, to the highest since November 2007 and Japan's Nikkei topped 22,750 - a level last seen in 1992 - while European shares and US equity futures were mixed, and the dollar rose across the board, gains accelerating through the European session with the EURUSD sumping below 1.16,

Meotti: The Migrant Crisis Upended Europe

"The migrant crisis is the 9/11 of the European Union... That day in 2001, everything changed in the US. In a minute, America discovered its vulnerability. Migrants had the same effect in Europe...It is a turning point in the political dynamics of the European project..."

Remembering Communism's Bloody Century

In the 100 years since Lenin’s coup in Russia, the ideology devoted to abolishing markets and private property has left a long, murderous trail of destruction...

Preparing For EU Collapse

If there is one thing the Spain vs Catalonia conflict reminds us of, it has got to be Turkey. And that is a much bigger problem for the EU than it realizes.