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Friday links: a rarefied realm

MarketsHow this stock market compares to 2000 and 2007. (wsj.com)The stock market doesn't stand still for anyone. (awealthofcommonsense.com)Strategy"People want uncorrelated assets until they’re uncorrelated to the downside." (awealthofcommonsense.com)An in-depth look at the Growth-Trend market timing model from Philosophical Economics. (allocatesmartly.com)In praise of investment checklists. (aaii.com)How to avoid value traps. (blog.johnsoninv.com)Sponsored linkWebinar: What You Ought to Know ...

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Why Traders Are Now Selling Insurance To Protect Against Volatility: A "Feedback Loop" Theory

Over the past several months, one of the proposals floated on this website to explain the strange collapse in volatility at a time when uncertainty has soared, was the so-called "negative convexity" gamma trade, demonstrated best by the Catalyst Funds' Hedged Futures Strategy Fund in mid-February, according to which traders buying vol has led to dealers offsetting these purchases with more than ...

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Flow Show: ETFs Net Up, Mutual Funds Dip – Barron’s (blog)

Barron'sFlow Show: ETFs Net Up, Mutual Funds DipBarron's (blog)While demand for exchange-traded funds rose in the past week, long-term mutual funds saw outflows. Mutual funds posted $1.2 billion of net redemptions from the $6.4 billion of inflows they saw last week, according to the Investment Company Institute or ...Would You Buy an ETF Without Knowing What's In It?Bloombergall 4 news articles »

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USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Edges Lower Ahead of Canadian, US Job Data

USD/CAD is almost unchanged in the Friday session, as the pair trades slightly above the 1.34 line. On the release front, job numbers are in the spotlight on both sides of the border. Canada releases Employment Change and the unemployment rate, while the US releases three key events – Nonfarm Payrolls, Average Hourly Earnings and the unemployment rate. Weak oil prices in the...

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Podcast links: effective behavior change

The bizWhy podcasting can't replace public broadcasting. (newrepublic.com)FinanceJoe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway talk with Robin Greenwood about how to identify bubbles. (bloomberg.com)Patrick O'Shaughnessy talks with Khe Hy about the changing hedge fund landscape. (investorfieldguide.com)Meb Faber talks with Raoul Pal about the global economy and Real Vision TV. (mebfaber.com)Sponsored linkWebinar: What You Ought to Know about Trading VIX & Volatility. Hear from CBOE Director of Education & 3 Hedge Funds Pros on...

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DAX Unchanged as Markets Eye US-China Summit, Nonfarm Payrolls

The DAX Index is showing little movement in the Friday session. Currently, the DAX is trading at 12,168.00. In economic news, Germany continues to post strong numbers. Industrial Production jumped 2.2%, beating the estimate of -0.1%. Germany’s trade surplus improved to EUR 21.0 billion, beating the forecast of EUR 19.4 billion. The US will release Nonfarm Employment Payrolls, with the markets braced for a drop to 174 thousand. Investors remain cautious ahead ...

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Startup links: articulating the risks

VCMorgan Housel, "VC is just like investing in public equities, but at 5x speed." (collaborativefund.com)Men overwhelmingly run venture capital. (axios.com)A seven step playbook to maximize your chance at fundraising success. (hackernoon.com)Harry Stebbings talks with Hunter Walk of Homebrew. (thetwentyminutevc.com)CompaniesAn in-depth look at the history (and future) of Classpass. (medium.com)Samumed is a big, under-the-radar biotech firm trying ...

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