Market News 4/18/2018

A sudden spike of the VIX index on a  calm market day is pointing to signs that the index is likely being manipulated. Link

 

The U.S. Commerce Department  has come to a preliminary determination that Chinese  aluminum sheets are being subsidized. The CD calculated subsidy margins to be around 31.20% to 113.30%. Link

 

The  Federal Reserve has reported that the US economy should continue to grow at its robust pace  citing  high levels of business borrowing, rising consumer spending, and a tight labor market.  Link

Austin Kuettel