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20 Jan 2017
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Weekend Reads: Revolutionizing Finance

When the corn, wheat and oats futures contracts debuted in 1877, little did the 12 men who founded the Chicago Board of Trade realize they were creating a vehicle that would result in trillions of dollars traded globally every year. How Grain Futures Contracts Revolutionized Finance – (Open Markets)   AQR Capital Management’s flagship managed […]

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13 Jan 2017
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Weekend Reads: 45% With No Savings

The firm expects the correlation between equities and bonds to turn positive in coming years, which means it’d be tougher to get foolproof diversification by reallocating between the two asset classes. Now Bernstein is warning about passive *asset allocation* decisions, too – (FT Alphaville)   Gundlach thinks that earnings will go up, but “with an […]

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16 Dec 2016
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Weekend Reads: A Harry Potter Spider and 3 Tons of Gold

We couldn’t help ourselves but create an infographic for Star War fans to navigate the galaxy of investments. STAR WARS: THE FAN’S GUIDE TO INVESTING – (RCM’s Attain Alternative Blog) Action and connection with people in your community pays itself back tenfold in meeting our basic human need to feel useful. ‘Tis the season to […]

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02 Dec 2016
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Weekend Reads: Handling Risk

I learned that it is not necessarily the system that makes you the money but the way you handle risk. Going home flat – (Futures Magazine)   The hallmark of a good investor realizes that the rules do apply to them and they own the fact that they are no more gifted or special than […]

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28 Nov 2016
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Weekend Reads: $33 Billion in a Week

Wow, U.S. stock ETFs have taken in $33b since election a week ago, which accounts for a third of their YTD $100b total. $SPY leading way.. pic.twitter.com/1lQauTOizo — Eric Balchunas (@EricBalchunas) November 16, 2016 Alternative Strategies In ETFs Vs Mutual Funds – (ETF.com) The World’s Safest Bonds Are Actually Wild Risks – (Wall Street Journal) […]

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15 Jul 2016

Weekend Reads: Coup in Turkey

Dollar spikes against Turkish lira amid apparent attempted coup in Turkey – (CNBC) La Niña uncertainty sees natural gas futures soar by 45% — (CTA Intelligence) How Wall Street Bro Talk Keeps Women Down – (New York Times) Investors warming up to managed accounts – (Pensions & Investments) Robo-Adviser Betterment Hits the $5 Billion Mark […]

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22 Jul 2016

Weekend Reads: Playing Golf on the Board of Trade

MarketMation:  The Chicago Board of Trade Turned into a Driving Range – (Colba Chicago) Investor searches for CTAs double in Q2 2016 – (CTA Intelligence) Not All Alternative Investments Perform the Same – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog) Just For Fun: Adventurous Pug and Kitty Hike Across Spain – (MSN) Which Countries’ Terrorist Attacks Are Ignored […]

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