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Decoding the Derivative Dilemma

By Matt Blackman, CMT Derivatives have grown from a relatively small market thirty years ago to the 800-pound financial gorilla in the world today. At over $600 trillion in notional value, it’s nearly ten-times the size of total annual world economic output. So when a derivative-related “credit event” triggered the financial crisis of 2008, it […]

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Trading the Election Cycle

What if someone told you it was possible to capture the lion’s share of Dow gains by only being invested and at risk in the market for a little more than half the time? Would it surprise you to learn that governments have developed an uncanny knack at kicking the economy into overdrive leading up […]

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