Here are seven (or so) links at 7AM Eastern.  Good luck out there today.

Going into year-end portfolio managers may feel the need to ‘chase.’  (TRB)

$VIX futures flatten out.  (SurlyTrader)

Is FedEx ($FDX) all that great a tell for the market? (MarketBeat)

Looking for a bright side, anywhere in the Netflix ($NFLX) quarter.  (SplatF, WSJ, Felix Salmon)

Optimist look to LinkedIn ($LNKD) or Amazon ($AMZN) circa ’99 for Groupon analogies.  (Dealbook)

The Brent-WTI spread is coming in as WTI futures go into backwardation.  (Bespoke, FT Alphaville)

Who are the ready buyers of the proposed floating-rate Treasury notes?  (Economist’s View also Modeled Behavior)

Maybe there is something to this whole mortgage refinancing business.  (Calculated Risk, Economic Musings also FT Alphaville)

Ray Dalio, “This growing populism will have important implications for monetary, fiscal and trade policies and will significantly increase risks of a markets downturn and a global depression.”  (FT)

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