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Simon Constable is an economics and markets commentator. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, US News & World Report, and Forbes, as well as many other well-known publications. He co-authored "The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators that Really Matter," an economics category winner in the Small Business Book Awards at Small Business Trends. Constable also is a fellow at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise.

WRITTEN BY Simon Constable
Volatility returned so much this week that one fund that focused on trading volatility futures decided to shutter itself: an inauspicious sign.
Eurocrats are disguising their work as an effort to save the public from a repeat of the 2008-09 taxpayer-funded banking bailouts.
This anomaly should matter to anyone whose income is inflation-linked or who might get sick enough to need medication.
The longer-term effect of less capital would be lower growth, fewer jobs, and higher inflation. That would pretty much put America in a worse place than it is now.
Oil supplies look set to get interrupted this year, the dollar is weaker, and activity on the surface of the sun portends a period of frigid winters.
Drug deaths are way higher among whites despite the fact that minorities often face harsher economic problems.