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)
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)