Random Tuesday Observations

A list of items you should be sure to see today.

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Tue, Nov 27, 2018 - 10:14am

It's Dec18 option expiration day and, so far, it's pretty quiet. Maybe that's because, as we first noticed a week ago, there's not the usual open interest or clear "sweet spots". Whatever it is, this has sure begun as a listless day, despite the circumstances.

There are, however, a number of items to discuss. Let's start with this...The vice chairman of the Fed, a dude named Dick Clarida ( whose name sounds suspiciously like a new venereal disease ), spoke this morning in one of those "anticipated speeches" ahead of the December FOMC. In the end, he didn't say much of...

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