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What would confound market participants the most in 2018?

What would confound market participants the most in 2018?

The big surprise might be “is the S&P 500 close to peaking”?

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The end of the low volatility regime (continued).

The end of the low volatility regime (continued).

Why buybacks are a clear and present danger to the anomalous market they helped fuel.

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Will Quantitative Tightening (QT), which is deflationary in theory, be inflationary in practice?

Will Quantitative Tightening (QT), which is deflationary in theory, be inflationary in practice?

The mounting evidence is saying “yes.”

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The end of the low-volatility regime.

The end of the low-volatility regime.

Why the “VIX tantrum” may be only a minor blip compared to the algorithmic turbulence yet to come.

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Why a toxic mix of low volatility, passive strategies, and high levels of leverage is reason for caution in U.S. equity markets.

Why a toxic mix of low volatility, passive strategies, and high levels of leverage is reason for caution in U.S. equity markets.

Could low volatility be the quiet before the storm?

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Will the “black boxes” cause the next financial crisis?

Will the “black boxes” cause the next financial crisis?

Risks are mounting as the algorithmic revolution in asset management accelerates.

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It’s never been a better time to be a contrarian.

It’s never been a better time to be a contrarian.

QE has created too much money chasing too few good investment ideas, which quickly becomes a crowded trade.

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On its own, in just a few hours of experimental self-play, AlphaZero blew past a level of Chess mastery that took humans over 1,500 years to attain.

On its own, in just a few hours of experimental self-play, AlphaZero blew past a level of Chess mastery that took humans over 1,500 years to attain.

If AlphaZero can achieve this mastery in such a short period of time, where will artificial intuition be in one year? Five years?

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The cannibalizing effect of share buybacks. Are there parallels with Japan’s bubble years?

The cannibalizing effect of share buybacks. Are there parallels with Japan’s bubble years?

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