The Return of Volatility, Just the Tip of the Iceberg? Mar16

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The month of February was all about volatility. Within the first 6 trading days the SPX lost -8.60%, only to recoup 5.15% of the losses by month end. The record levels of short volatility positions in VIX related ETFs were forced to cover shorts as it spiked from an intra-day low of 12.50% on February 1st, to an intra-day high of 50.30% on February 6th, before closing at 19.85% on February 28th

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Ukraine: Is it Time to Invest? Mar14

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Emerging markets have experienced their fair share of crises in recent history; from the mid 1980’s LDC defaults, the Mexican Tequila crisis, Asia, Russia, Argentina, Greece… and now Ukraine. During these events, capital outflows are fast, indiscriminate and continuous, asset prices collapse and value is ignored. Ukraine reached this point in 2015-2016 and during the past 2 years started a recovery process

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Financial Services Survey: Part 1 of 4 Mar9

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In January and February of 2018, Manole Capital conducted a financial services survey specifically targeting the thoughts and opinions of millennials. Over 175 individuals participated, with nearly 90% under the age of 24 years old. 65% were between the age of 19 and 24 and 23% were 18 or younger. In terms of demographics, 84% were from the United States and 12% were from Europe. For additional information about our survey audience, please contact Manole Capital directly

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Don’t Go Changing… Mar2

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It’s true that I grew up in the deepest South, but I’ve never been a country music fan. Sure, I loved the Oak Ridge Boys tune “Elvira” when I was 11 years old, but who can resist a song with such catchy lyrics as “Giddy up oom poppa omm poppa mow mow”? I soon moved on, however, branching out into Duran Duran by age 12, Howard Jones by age 14, and the Beastie Boys by 16

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