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February’s “volmageddon” good for banks, brutal for hedge funds Newsletter,Options


Observations & Insight Tangents of the day Spencer Doar – JLN The Wall Street Journal story Your Location Data Is Being Sold—Often Without Your Knowledge is an alt data industry story with tentacles reaching everywhere (we all use some apps right?). According to a cited research firm, 40 percent, or $16 billion, of all mobile ad spending was location targeted. Knowing where and when people are various places is big business and definitely tradeable information. It reminded me of a related recent story about the fitness app Strava that had a global heat map of activity. The problem? The heat…

JLN Environmental/Energy: May 18, 2012 Environmental/Energy,Newsletter

In this edition of EMN, the AP and other major outlets cover the first steps taken by the UN to craft a new pact. Long-time climate and business editor Todd Woody, writing for Forbes, takes a look at the California carbon market and the state’s budget woes. For its take, the San Francisco Chronicle points out the tough choices and lingering questions surrounding the California plan. The New York Times, meanwhile, reports high anti-dumping U.S. tariffs on Chinese solar panels.