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Strained future for some state pension systems

The populations of Japan, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy are expected to age significantly in the next 30 years as the number of people over 65 per 100 people will grow on average by 39 individuals.

U.S. passive assets 28% of GDP

When compared to U.S. GDP, assets invested in passive mutual funds and exchange-traded funds were about 28% of the U.S. gross domestic product at the end of 2016.

Shorts on Bitcoin Investment Trust should perk up in December

Short interest in the Bitcoin Investment Trust dropped sharply in mid-November as the its underlying cryptocurrency stepped back during the 15-day period between its previous reporting period because the short-interest ratio fell to 0.3 from 0.6.

Weighing their options

Options investors reacted to new confidence in the tax bills' impact on equity markets by sending the Chicago Board Options Exchange's composite put/call ratio to its lowest levels in at least three years.

Bitcoin volatility

The value of one bitcoin has appreciated 1,257.9% in the past year, rising to $9,930 from $731.27 as of the time of this publication.

Clients warm mildly to EM hedge fund returns

New data from Hedge Fund Research show that emerging markets hedge funds manage about $223 billion in assets, the highest estimate since the hedge fund data firm began tracking the fund group.

The most wonderful time of the year

With the official start of the holiday shopping season upon us, U.S. retailers are gearing up to compete for higher traffic, greater sales volumes and increased competition with Amazon.com.

Are you a god? No, just a passive asset manager

Vanguard Group is at the center of the flight to passive equity, acting as a black hole near active management's solar system, pulling more of its assets into its gravity field, crushing their higher fees into fractions of their former selves.

The dirt underneath

Cross-sectional volatility among large-cap U.S. stocks increased during third-quarter earnings season as overall positive results were reported.

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Strained future for some state pension systems

The populations of Japan, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy are expected to age significantly in the next 30 years as the number of people over 65 per 100 people will grow on average by 39 individuals.

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U.S. passive assets 28% of GDP

When compared to U.S. GDP, assets invested in passive mutual funds and exchange-traded funds were about 28% of the U.S. gross domestic product at the end of 2016.

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Shorts on Bitcoin Investment Trust should perk up in December

Short interest in the Bitcoin Investment Trust dropped sharply in mid-November as the its underlying cryptocurrency stepped back during the 15-day period between its previous reporting period because the short-interest ratio fell to 0.3 from 0.6.

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Weighing their options

Options investors reacted to new confidence in the tax bills' impact on equity markets by sending the Chicago Board Options Exchange's composite put/call ratio to its lowest levels in at least three years.

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Bitcoin volatility

The value of one bitcoin has appreciated 1,257.9% in the past year, rising to $9,930 from $731.27 as of the time of this publication.

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Clients warm mildly to EM hedge fund returns

New data from Hedge Fund Research show that emerging markets hedge funds manage about $223 billion in assets, the highest estimate since the hedge fund data firm began tracking the fund group.

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The most wonderful time of the year

With the official start of the holiday shopping season upon us, U.S. retailers are gearing up to compete for higher traffic, greater sales volumes and increased competition with Amazon.com.

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Are you a god? No, just a passive asset manager

Vanguard Group is at the center of the flight to passive equity, acting as a black hole near active management's solar system, pulling more of its assets into its gravity field, crushing their higher fees into fractions of their former selves.

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The dirt underneath

Cross-sectional volatility among large-cap U.S. stocks increased during third-quarter earnings season as overall positive results were reported.