Weekend Reads: The Best of FinTwitter

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Futures trading volume is expected to hit 3.6 billion contracts for the year, a 12 percent increase over 2015’s 3.2 million.

Thank you Brexit, politics and the Fed: Futures trading at record pace – (CNBC)

Twitter is full of traders, bankers, and analysts. While some post under their own names, some of the most influential accounts are run under pseudonyms. Here are some of our favorites:

Best Of: Anonymous FinTwitter – (Trade Defender)

Organizations need misfits and outcasts who question the very nature of things (and, importantly, our beliefs about the nature of things).

The Outcast – (Research Puzzle and Pieces)

“The DNA of the business world is set up for men. Full stop. We need to change the DNA,”

6 senior women on Wall Street share their best career advice – (Business Insider)

Those traits, often called soft skills, can make the difference between a standout employee and one who just gets by.

Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply – (Wall Street Journal)

Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students – (NPR)

Chicago:

If you need us, we’ll just be in the corner eating our feelings in the form of delicious, delicious deep dish pizza, which, we might add, is far superior to the floppy, oily excuse for pizza New Yorkers prefer.

Dick Wolf Calls Chicago ‘A Cleaner, Politer New York With Slightly Heavier People’ – (Chicagoist)

The facility features a weather-protected boarding area and underground pedway access to Union Station, along with bus trackers and Ventra machines.

New Union Station Transit Center Should Ease CTA Transfer Headaches – (Chicagoist)

“You can’t just focus on what you don’t want, you have to focus also on what you do want,” she says. “The world you want to live in is also a positive project of creating new things.”

Abolish the police? Organizers say it’s less crazy than it sounds. – (Chicago Reader)

Politics and Policy:

There are 42 percent fewer teen births now than just seven years ago. In 2007, 4.2 percent of teenage girls in the United States gave birth. In 2014, the rate was 2.4 percent.

Teen births are plummeting — and the reason is incredibly simple – (VOX)

Most of the 1,036 new arrivals are likely to settle in and around Detroit, which has long been a magnet for Arab immigrants.

Top Destinations for Syrian Refugees: Michigan and California – (NBC News)

As of July, an estimated 126 million Millennial and Gen X adults were eligible to vote (56% of eligible voters), compared with only 98 million Boomers and other adults from prior generations, or 44% of the voting-eligible population.

This may be the last presidential election dominated by Boomers and prior generations – (Pew Research)

Just for Fun:

She’s the only person who’s truly interested in the most insignificant minutiae of my life,”

I’m an Adult Woman, and I Call My Mother Three Times a Day – (Vogue)            

Louboutina the golden retriever is fast becoming a social media star thanks to her affectionate nature, as passers-by have taken to posing for pictures when they spot her on the street.

Louboutina the golden retriever becomes famous for hugging strangers on the streets of New York – (Daily Mail)

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RCM receives a portion of the commodity brokerage commissions you pay in connection with your futures trading and/or a portion of the interest income (if any) earned on an account's assets. The listed manager may also pay RCM a portion of the fees they receive from accounts introduced to them by RCM.

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Disclaimer
The performance data displayed herein is compiled from various sources, including BarclayHedge, and reports directly from the advisors. These performance figures should not be relied on independent of the individual advisor's disclosure document, which has important information regarding the method of calculation used, whether or not the performance includes proprietary results, and other important footnotes on the advisor's track record.

Benchmark index performance is for the constituents of that index only, and does not represent the entire universe of possible investments within that asset class. And further, that there can be limitations and biases to indices such as survivorship, self reporting, and instant history.

Managed futures accounts can subject to substantial charges for management and advisory fees. The numbers within this website include all such fees, but it may be necessary for those accounts that are subject to these charges to make substantial trading profits in the future to avoid depletion or exhaustion of their assets.

Investors interested in investing with a managed futures program (excepting those programs which are offered exclusively to qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7) will be required to receive and sign off on a disclosure document in compliance with certain CFT rules The disclosure documents contains a complete description of the principal risk factors and each fee to be charged to your account by the CTA, as well as the composite performance of accounts under the CTA's management over at least the most recent five years. Investor interested in investing in any of the programs on this website are urged to carefully read these disclosure documents, including, but not limited to the performance information, before investing in any such programs.

Those investors who are qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7 and interested in investing in a program exempt from having to provide a disclosure document and considered by the regulations to be sophisticated enough to understand the risks and be able to interpret the accuracy and completeness of any performance information on their own.

RCM receives a portion of the commodity brokerage commissions you pay in connection with your futures trading and/or a portion of the interest income (if any) earned on an account's assets. The listed manager may also pay RCM a portion of the fees they receive from accounts introduced to them by RCM.

See the full terms of use and risk disclaimer here.

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