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CME Data Fee Increase More Onerous Than Originally Thought

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

I ran into an old friend at the Chicago Board of Trade yesterday and he told me the following joke: "What does Obamacare and CME Group's new data fees have in common? One is 28,000 pages the other is 18 pages and both were voted on without anyone reading them."

Managed Futures Is Answer to Commodity/Stock Index Correlation Dilemma

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media
Daniel P. Collins

Since the credit hit in 2008, commodities have become increasingly correlated with the S&P 500, especially when you don't want it to be as an investor.

Do Hedge Funds Really Need Viagra?

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Daniel P. Collins

What is being communicated is that these guys are not the studs producing strong returns many folks believe them to be but weak (limp) pretenders. Are they right or this just another case of the traditional business media protecting the traditional investment world?