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"Mr. Carlson Said One Of His Clients Had 40% Of His Net Worth In Apple"

The WSJ has a good article explaining how schizophrenic the tech rally this year has been, with shares of giant tech firms "cropping up everywhere" in the universe of factor-based strats, even contradictory ones. Some examples: "Apple is in five low-volatility ETFs with a collective $14 billion and nine momentum ETFs with $17.7 billion, according to data firm XTF. Alphabet resides in seven low-volatility ETFs and three momentum ETFs, while Microsoft is in 11 low-vol ETFs and four momentum ETFs."

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Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish About Small-Cap Stocks

The last two weeks have seen the biggest increase in hedge fund bullish Russell 2000 positions since July 2008 pushing the net speculative long position for leveraged funds to a record high.

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Why Some Hedge Funds Believe The Shale Boom Is Coming To An End (Again)

Today's Baker Hughes report confirmed that the US shale miracle continues, as another 6 oil rigs were added bringing the total to 747, the highest since mid-2015, with domestic producers seemingly oblivious - or perfectly well hedged - to the ongoing decline in crude prices which is once again set to crippled the Saudi budget.

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Citi Warns 'Inversion' Looms As Treasury Yield Curve Slumps To 8-Month Lows

Since The Fed began its 'tightening cycle' in December 2015, the Treasury yield curve (2s10s) has flattened dramatically, tumbling back today towards cycle lows (and well below Trump-election-hope lows). What is perhaps more worrisome is the historical trend strongly suggests this trend is far from over and an inverted yield curve looms.

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