US Sector ETF Performance – August 25

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Explaining Commodities crash in 90 seconds – FT

Prices fall to their lowest level since the financial crisis

A slowing Chinese economy and turbulent stock markets are having an impact on global commodity prices. The FT’s Henry Sanderson explains why.

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Daily Risk Monitor – August 24

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Question:  Why did most bond yields rise across the globe on such a dismal day for stocks?

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US Sector ETF Performance – August 24

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Market rout deepens Fed dilemma – FT Markets

Gillian Tett and John Authers discuss the pressure that recent market turmoil is putting on the Fed

Gillian Tett, US editor, and John Authers, senior investment commentator, discuss how weakness in China and volatile markets are heaping pressure on the Fed.

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Quote of the Day – Last Great Bubble Popping?

The illusion of stock-market stability is fading, and the Last Great Bubble — faith in central banks — may be starting to pop.  — Michael A. Gayed

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Daily Risk Monitor – August 21

Wow!  VIX up 118 percent on the week.   Those betting on the 92 point range trade in the S&P500 to continue and shorting vol got caught in the nutcracker this week.

P.S.  If we’re headed into a global crisis,  thank God Stanley Fischer is Vice Chair of the Fed!

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US Sector ETF Performance – August 21

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Markets Looking For That “Jackie Moon” Moment

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Emerging market turmoil – FT

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