Weekend Reads: A Roller Coaster Ride

This was quite an exciting week, where at one point the S&P erased it’s gains for the year but ended this week up finishing  up +1.68%. Will these +/-2% daily moves continue, and pick a direction? Are people keeping their positions, or reallocating? Stay Tuned.

Stock Market Commentary:

It is TOO Late to Sell and It’s NEVER Too Later to Sell…and ROBO Advisor Advice – The Market Panic of 2014. – (Howard Lindzon)

Omaha, Process, & Skin in the Game – (Meb Faber)

When To Pay Attention To The Stock Market (And When To Ignore It) – (Five Thirty Eight)

5 Thoughts on the Stock Market’s -7.5% Correction – (Attain Alternatives Blog)

 

Chicago and the Market Movement:

CBOE Futures Exchange sees Busiest week in History – (HedgeWeek)

Why the stock market’s scary ride is a win for Chicago exchanges – (Crains Chicago)

 

Alts:

Cliff Asness says market volatility is a good reason to diversify – (Investments News)

Under the Hood: Wisdom Tree’s Managed Futures ETF – (Attain’s Alternatives Blog)

 

Crude Oil:

Countries that suffer when the oil price plummets – (The Economist)

 

Hedge Funds:

Preqin Quarterly Update Q3 – (Preqin)

 

Ebola:

Want to feel better about Ebola? This (massive) chart should do the trick. – (The Washington Post)

 

Just for Fun:

Hawk attacks drone: Video captures red-tailed hawk attacking drone – (NBC)

Photos: 50 Chicago sports teams that no longer exist – (The Chicago Tribune)

Does Chicago need express train service to O’Hare? – (Redeye)

Guy In Alaska Skips Rocks On A Frozen Lake, Has Mind Blown By ‘Coolest Sound Ever’ – (Huffington Post)

Think the Kansas City Royals Are Named for Kings? That’s a Bunch of Bull – (The Wall Street Journal)

The Playoff Implications Of Every Game For Every NFL Team – (Five Thirty Eight)

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Investors interested in investing with a managed futures program (excepting those programs which are offered exclusively to qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7) will be required to receive and sign off on a disclosure document in compliance with certain CFT rules The disclosure documents contains a complete description of the principal risk factors and each fee to be charged to your account by the CTA, as well as the composite performance of accounts under the CTA's management over at least the most recent five years. Investor interested in investing in any of the programs on this website are urged to carefully read these disclosure documents, including, but not limited to the performance information, before investing in any such programs.

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