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U.S. stocks, VIX dance in tandem in break with history; Risk On Trade Correlation Between Bitcoin And Wall Street’s Fear Index Raises Alarm Bells; Frenzied Feast of Bullish Buyers Puts Risk Market in Danger Zone Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories U.S. stocks, VIX dance in tandem in break with history Saqib Iqbal Ahmed – Reuters A rising U.S. stock market normally reduces fear among investors, but the blistering pace of the current rally has instead also driven up the anxiety factor in the market. The S&P 500 Index and the Cboe Volatility Index, which is the main gauge for measuring investor fears that benchmark stocks will drop in the near term, have moved in rare tandem form. jlne.ws/2DV9qZx ****SD: As of this writing VIX is around 13 and the S&P 500 is down about .3 percent. Risk On…

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Observations & Insight Jim Kharouf Resigns as CEO of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc.; Will Continue Work with Company in Freelance Role Jim Kharouf is stepping down as CEO of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. at the end of the year after having assumed the role on January 1, 2017. Kharouf is leaving the company as an employee, but will continue to work with John Lothian News and John Lothian Productions as an independent contributor. He will also be exploring his own bespoke initiatives, including in the Fintech sector. Despite accomplishing much during his tenure at the company…