- The stock market's eerie calm despite crisis after crisis. Are world events more constrained than they appear, or are we just ignoring everything except stock performance? The S&P 500 hasn't been this steady since 1995
- Hedge fund redemption requests have reached the highest level since December. Investors could be making quarter-end portfolio adjustments, or they could be positioning for liquidity. Redemption indicator hits 4.8%, up from 4.3% in May
- When it comes to inflation, consumers part ways with the Fed. Consumer prices in May saw the biggest increase in more than a year
- Activist investor Carl Icahn vs. Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO). The stock price has gained 22% since May 20. A proxy war threat if the company is not put up for sale
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