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The first quarter of 2018 was marked by the return of volatility. Although this was not unexpected given the maturity of the bull market, it probably felt a bit more intense to most investors, given the quiescent environment of the prior year. Read more
Brilliantly devised structured notes promising principal protection and upside participation have proven to be a hit with emotionally-scarred retail investors. These investors place a high premium on principle protection, and brokerage firms are more than happy to engineer away the risk of capital loss. For their troubles brokerage firms receive yet another highly profitable, and opaque, revenue stream for their shareholders.Read more