Russia's Insider Traders Know Putin's Plans

(Bloomberg) -- "On Feb. 27 the VPIN for the RTS index spiked, reaching 52.5 percent -- way above the norm [...] March 3 was the first trading day after Saturday, March 1 -- the day Crimea's new, pro-Russian local government asked Russia for help in "securing peace" and Putin asked his rubber-stamp Parliament for permission to send troops to Ukraine. The RTS index dropped 12 percent as the rest of the market caught up with the insiders..."