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Wage growth declines amid record earnings and employment

Amid record weekly earnings and historically low unemployment, wage growth has failed to fall in line. Low unemployment should lead to increases in wages due to simple supply-and-demand economics, a trend that persisted into early 2017, before reversing.

2018 volatility adjusts short sentiment

Short interest in the constituents of the S&P 500 index was more muted in the first quarter of 2018 relative to other recent periods of high volatility.

Lose-lose in a trade war

Researchers at MSCI built out scenarios of what a trade war between the U.S. and China would look like in the short term on a macroeconomic level, as well as what the scenario would look like if all countries raised tariffs on each other.

Could China target the U.S. crude trade?

In the trailing 12-month period ended Jan. 31, U.S. producers exported 2.3 billion barrels of crude oil and petroleum products, up from 1.9 billion during the prior 12-month period.

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Wage growth declines amid record earnings and employment

Amid record weekly earnings and historically low unemployment, wage growth has failed to fall in line. Low unemployment should lead to increases in wages due to simple supply-and-demand economics, a trend that persisted into early 2017, before reversing.

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U.S. ETPs slowed in first quarter on market volatility

U.S. exchange-traded product assets paused their rapid growth during the first quarter after market volatility led to about $3 billion in net outflows in March and $10.6 billion in February.

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2018 volatility adjusts short sentiment

Short interest in the constituents of the S&P 500 index was more muted in the first quarter of 2018 relative to other recent periods of high volatility.

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Active management feasts on first-quarter volatility

The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility index increased 80.9% during the first quarter, its largest upswing in the past 20 quarters and third-largest in the past 40 quarters.

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Lose-lose in a trade war

Researchers at MSCI built out scenarios of what a trade war between the U.S. and China would look like in the short term on a macroeconomic level, as well as what the scenario would look like if all countries raised tariffs on each other.

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Could China target the U.S. crude trade?

In the trailing 12-month period ended Jan. 31, U.S. producers exported 2.3 billion barrels of crude oil and petroleum products, up from 1.9 billion during the prior 12-month period.