OMG NOT CLEAR BACKPACKS! ‘KIDS’ DEMANDING MORE GOV SUDDENLY NOT SO HAPPY WITH MORE GOV.

Twitchy: As “RBPundit” tweeted today, “Marjorie Stoneman-Douglas students should not have their right to an opaque backpack (let’s call them ‘Assault-style backpacks’) infringed because of one crazed individual.” But then, a century ago, during the heyday of early “Progressive” Woodrow Wilson, Mencken warned that … Read more

#VIX was seen as sure thing — until it suddenly wasn’t anymore: Inside Wall Street's $8bn VIX time bomb.

  www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-02-07/a-crash-course-on-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-hottest-trade-video   Before whirlwind, banks turned volatility into the hot item VIX was seen as sure thing — until it suddenly wasn’t anymore www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-06/volatility-inc-inside-wall-street-s-8-billion-vix-time-bomb?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=180207&utm_campaign=ritholtz L O L $VIX pic.twitter.com/QQXjX3bd1i — Alastair Williamson (@StockBoardAsset) February 7, 2018 h/t @Schuldensuehner

Stocks Are Suddenly Tanking… Weak-Dollar outflows? Trade Wars? Or Pension-fund outflows? Take your pick, but stocks are getting slammed…

Weak-Dollar outflows? Trade Wars? Or Pension-fund outflows? Take your pick, but stocks are getting slammed… The weakness seemed to start around Wilbur Ross’ comments on China’s “Direct Threat” but has extended as Pension flow concerns rise… www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-24/stocks-are-suddenly-tanking

TD Ameritrade CEO Warns “Never Seen Client Cash Levels This Low”… Socgen: Equity Markets Could Be In For A Nasty Surprise… Shiller: Markets Could Suddenly Turn And They Don't Even Need A Trigger

Slowing Cash Flow Could Mean a ‘Nasty Surprise’ for U.S. Stocks There’s been a “steady” decline in the growth of net operating cash flow in U.S. stocks, excluding the financial and energy sectors, the French bank’s analysts highlighted in a … Read more