Weekend Reads: Radar Screen

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think of the VIX as a radar screen – where all of the known information the market is reflected on the screen in various blips and dots. The sum of all that information comes out to be the current VIX level.

The New Asset Class: Investing in (or against) the VIX (Part 2) – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog)

 

Fewer people are working in the manufacturing sector, yet we’re producing more manufactured goods than ever

27 charts that will change how you think about the American economy — (VOX

 

The Tennessee Valley Authority is celebrating an event 43 years in the making: the completion of the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant.

First new US nuclear reactor in 20 years goes live – (CNN)

 

he US spends far more on health than any other country, yet the life expectancy of the American population is not longer but actually shorter than in other countries that spend far less.

Link between health spending and life expectancy: US is an outlier – (Our World in Data)

 

Phillip W. Hennig, 59, lived about a quarter-mile from where the leak occurred in the interstate pipeline,

A Pipeline Leak Just Killed a Man in Nebraska – (Esquire)

 

Chicago:

 

They’ve been the talk of baseball all season long; now they’re closer than ever to fulfilling their potential and ending the franchise’s absurdly long dry spell.

The Cubs’ Curse Is Now More Likely To End Than To Continue – (FiveThirtyEight)

 

Under the “Your New Blue” project, the Belmont station will also be the first in the city to test a new prepaid boarding program that city officials hope will customer flow.

CTA Plans Renovation for Blue Line’s Belmont Station – (NBC Chicago)

 

The couple chartered their big-day course from the Midway Orange Line stop, through the Loop, then onto the Green Line track, to Harlem.

Photos: Couple Turns CTA Into Love Train With Wedding On The ‘L’ – (Chicagoist)

 

“For the state to decide there will be no inspection in the city of Chicago, in the largest city in the state, third largest city in the country, and expect the same level of quality, it makes no common sense

Chicago will have no vehicle emissions test facilities after state closures – (Chicago Tribune)

 

To qualify, an office had to have opened, expanded or been remodeled after July 1, 2015.

2016 Chicago’s  Coolest Offices – (Chicago Business)

 

Interesting Articles:

 

More than 3.3 million Americans have already voted. And among that group, Democrats have improved their position in North Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and even Utah compared to this point in 2012.

Early voting numbers promising for Clinton in battleground states – (CNN)

 

The Environmental Protection Agency had the authority and information to issue an emergency order protecting residents of Flint, Mich., from lead-tainted water a full seven months before it did so, an EPA internal investigation has concluded.

EPA Action To Protect Flint Residents From Lead Was Delayed 7 Months – (NPR)

 

Less than half of U.S. workers said they took all or most of their vacation days in the past year, and only 22 percent used the bulk of their paid sick time,

Now Your Boss Can Buy Back Your Vacation Days – (Bloomberg)

 

A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.

Borrowed Time – (Pixar)

 

Neighborhoods with minority occupants were marked in red — hence “redlining — and considered high-risk for mortgage lenders.

Interactive Redlining Map Zooms In On America’s History Of Discrimination – (NPR)

 

Rivera and Tilcsik sent the mock applications to 316 law firms, and of the 22 interview invitations they received, the privileged men had a call-back rate of 16 percent, which was more than four times the rate for privileged woman, less-privileged women, and less-privileged men combined.

Privilege Helps Men—but Not Women—Get Fancy Jobs – (The Atlantic)

 

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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.

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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.

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