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CME Group June trading volume jumps on Fed policy bets
Reuters via Chicago Tribune
CME Group Inc. futures trading volume jumped in June, driven by a high surge in trading of interest-rate contracts as the Federal Reserve suggested an end to massive stimulus might be close. CME Group's Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade handled an average of 8.58 million futures and options tied to U.S. Treasuries and short-term lending rates daily last month.
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Ned Davis — 'increased to must see'
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Ned Davis will be the next guest for our Distinguished Speaker Series. Davis, a Senior Investment Strategist, founded Ned Davis Research Group, in 1980, and has been professionally involved in the stock market for more than 40 years. While arguing that forecasting reliably ("Being Right") is impossibly difficult, he espouses a philosophy that he feels can consistently win ("Make Money") through a disciplined strategy of following the weight of objective indicator evidence.
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Practical investment decision-making tips from neuroscience
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VideoBriefIn a recent white paper titled, "The Art of Algorithmic War," the ReThink Group's Denise Shull and Bill Long provide a practical overview of recent neuroscience research into decision making and judgment. Much of this investment decision-making research is put to practical use by Shull in her practice, in which she advises Wall Street traders and investor on how to do their jobs better.
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Morningstar says clients' credit card data may have been leaked
Reuters via Crain's Chicago Business
Investment research firm Morningstar Inc. said personal information, including credit card details, of about 2,300 users of its Morningstar Document Research service may have been compromised due to a security breach last year.
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Interview with Distinguished Speaker Series guest Ned Davis of NDR
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If you are a regular main street investor, you may never heard of Ned Davis. If you are a market technician, however, you certainly have — Ned Davis may be the single most highly respected technical analyst working today.
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Billionaire's Michigan bank entering Chicago market
Crain's Chicago Business
An acquisitive Michigan-based bank owned by a group led by billionaire Wilbur Ross is elbowing into the Chicago market with dealmaking on its mind.

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IIT Stuart MS Finance ranked among top global programs
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IIT Stuart School of Business has ranked among the world's best programs in the 2013 global ranking of pre-experience master's programs in finance.

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Master the fundamentals: Live Claritas Prep Program
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Herencia is thinking big for rescued Metro Bank Group
Crain's Chicago Business
Roberto Herencia is back in Chicago's banking game. And the former CEO of Rosemont-based Banco Popular North America likes the chances of Metropolitan Bank Group Inc., the troubled $2.4 billion-asset lender he and a group of wealthy Mexican investors rescued on June 28 with $207 million of fresh capital, to thrive in a market most observers believe has too many banks.
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Nuveen banking on Doll for turnaround
Pensions & Investments
Nuveen Investments Inc. executives, positioning for an IPO in the next few years, are counting on Robert Doll and a new product line to help broaden the firm's asset base and prepare it to shed more than $4 billion in debt. Eight equity mutual funds and companion institutional strategies managed by Doll were launched on July 1 by Nuveen Asset Management LLC, the largest of seven investment shops owned by Nuveen Investments.
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With bond market in turmoil, nontraditional investments deserve closer look
Chicago Tribune
After Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated that the Federal Reserve would likely slow down its purchase of government bonds, the stock, bond and commodities markets saw steep price declines. Unfortunately, the volatility is unlikely to stop. Investors have a right to be concerned. Traditional safe investments such as Treasury bills, money-market instruments and short-term certificates of deposit still earn less than 1 percent, while inflation is approximately 1.4 percent.
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