Alternative Links: VIX Yield Curve

You may be wondering: did they throw blue spaghetti noodle on paper for inspiration and then write an economics article about it?  Or, have they spent too much time with disciples of psychologist Timothy Leary, a proponent of experimenting with psychedelic drugs?

VIX-Yield Curve: At the Door of High Volatility? – (CME Group)

 

Fang did not elaborate on when the futures would start trading, but said the new contract would serve as “the starting point for the comprehensive opening of China’s futures markets to the world”.

China in ‘final sprint’ to introduce crude oil futures – official – (Reuters)

 

The only group left to keep the price steady and maybe even cause the price to rise is the group of speculators. Unlike the miners and bitcoin holders, the speculators will comprise of both bulls and bears. For the most part, we have seen the power of the bulls in the cash market, but until the introduction of the futures market, we had not seen the power of the bears.

Bitcoin Futures: Make Way for a New Kind of Whale – (CoinDesk)

 

That’s right, this investor would have seen their $17,500 account climb up to $23,645 (a 37% gain… in a day), and then be nearly cut in half by falling more than $10,000 (-44%) down to $13,800.

How Much Money Do You Need To Trade Bitcoin Futures – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog)

 

If there are 100 people lining up to go long once it gets 10 percent easier, and 10 people lining up to go short once it gets 50 percent easier, then making it a little easier to go long and a lot easier to go short may just lead to more longs.

Agency Costs and Hedge-Fund Size – (Bloomberg)

 

Managed Futures strung together its first consecutive months of positive performance this year.

Everything is Awesome – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog)

 

The firm says the market’s lack of volatility is the result of stocks moving independently of one another, a dynamic broadly referred to as correlations. According to Credit Suisse’s research, three-month correlations in the market have fallen to their lowest level since 2000.

The mystery behind low volatility may just have been solved, says Credit Suisse – (CNBC)

 

Speculative net positioning in refined products has swung from being short roughly 50 million barrels at the end of June to length of roughly 170 million barrels this month

The Billion Barrels That Make or Break the Oil Market – (Bloomberg)

 

But this easy access can get you into trouble if you don’t take the time to learn about the unique risks an alt may carry. Understanding some alts and their risks may require more homework than most individual investors are willing to take on

Deciding if alternative investing makes sense for you – (CNBC)

 

It expects positive total returns of 9 percent from crude over the next 12 months, according to a Dec. 4 report.

Goldman’s an Oil Bull in 2018 With 9% Total Returns Forecast – (Bloomberg)

 

Commodities have been rising off a mid-summer bottom. And not by just a little. The Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodity CRB Index, an equal-weighted benchmark of 17 futures contracts, shot up nearly 19 percent from late June through early November.

Futures Are on an Upswing – (Wealth Management)

 

You’re welcome to mock them for paying this premium, but if they’d been doing so over the last two years, they’ve got 2700% in gains to show for it.

It just got real. – (Reformed Broker)

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