Merriam-Webster defines a debate as ‘a regulated discussion of a proposition between two matched sides.’ A good debate is not an argument. Rather, it is a thoughtful process of insightful positioning that allows two sides of a concept to be explored on their merits. Sound a bit like a manager working to convince an investor that what they do makes sense for an investment portfolio

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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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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

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