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Category Archives: IShares

Is Bridgewater A Fraud? Here Are The Troubling Questions Posed By Jim Grant

Jim Grant, author of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, first hinted last week that not all is well when it comes to the world’s biggest hedge fund, Ray Dalio’s $160 billion Bridgewater (of which one half is the world’s biggest risk-parity juggernaut). Speaking to Bloomberg last week, Grant said he was “bearish” on Bridgewater because founder […]

Market “Paralysis” Confirmed – Squeezed Shorts And Anxious Longs Are Fleeing Stocks

For the last two years, short interest in the US stock market's largest ETF has collapsed as bears have been squeezed back to their lowest level of negativity since Q2 2007 (the prior peak in the S&P). But, there's a bigger issue – despite record highs and 'no brainer' dip-buying, anxious longs have dumped S&P […]

“Mr. Carlson Said One Of His Clients Had 40% Of His Net Worth In Apple”

The WSJ has a good article explaining how schizophrenic the tech rally this year has been, with shares of giant tech firms “cropping up everywhere” in the universe of factor-based strats, even contradictory ones. Some examples: “Apple is in five low-volatility ETFs with a collective $14 billion and nine momentum ETFs with $17.7 billion, according […]

A Confused Trader Discusses The VIX And Markets With His Taxi Driver

From “Blain’s Morning Porridge – May 16th 2017” by Bill Blain of Mint Partners       “Now all them things that seemed so important, well mister, they vanished right into the air….” I’ve been very fortunate this morning to spend 30 minutes in the company of perhaps the wisest man in the whole of London. Stuck […]