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This is the kind of thing that often marks tops. Those clamoring for bitcoin futures, ETFs, and options may wish to consider. Nah. It's different this time.

A portion of the yield curve may invert when the Fed hikes in December. Spreads between some durations are around 10 basis points.

I discussed Italy here: Italy Target2 Imbalance Hits Record €432.5 Billion as Dwindling Trust in Banks Plunges

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