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The Treasury Options Volatility Force Awakens

Until the equity market’s abrupt correction in late January, Treasury options were in a state of deep slumber, with volatility near record lows for 2Y, 5Y, 10Y and 30Y Treasuries.  Over the past month, Treasury options volatility has staged a mini-spike that seems significant by recent standards (Figure 1) but …

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investments

South Africa’s Ramaphosa says will stop illegal land grabs

South Africa will not allow illegal land grabs, new President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday, as the country prepares to expropriate land without compensation following a vote in parliament. Ramaphosa, who replaced Jacob Zuma as president in February, is under pressure to deliver on promises to speed up land reform …

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Ethereum nears its lowest level of 2018

Ethereum fell more than 5% Wednesday morning, bottoming out at $651 per token — quickly approaching its lowest level of 2018 so far. The previous low was $689 per ETH, set on February 6, according to Markets Insider data. Most cryptocurrencies took a big hit on Wednesday after Google announced it …

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economy

These 25 countries have the most billionaires

Reuters/Lindsey Wasson According to Forbes, there are just over 2,000 billionaires in the world. TitleMax made an infographic showing which countries have the most billionaires. The US, China, and Germany take the lead. There are roughly 36 million millionaires in the world. That means if you meet someone from the …

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investments

Helicopter harnesses under scrutiny after deadly NYC crash

Federal investigators are looking at the safety harnesses passengers were wearing during Sunday's deadly helicopter crash in New York City. The five people killed were part of an aerial photography tour, and the pilot was the only survivor. Kris Van Cleave reports.

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