Everything you need to know about oil – Part 1

With this series of articles, BSIC will present the supply and demand dynamics of the oil industry which are most relevant to create well-grounded predictions of the future. This week’s article will focus on the supply side trends including supply disruption resulted from geopolitical issues, pipeline construction projects around the world, and countries’ exploratory initiatives […]

Market Recap 17/11/2019

US The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 28k mark with a close at 28,004.89 on Friday, recording a weekly gain of 1.2%. The S&P 500 closed at 3,120.46 up 0.9% w-o-w. These numbers outline a 6th consecutive week of gains for the index – for the first time in 2 years. Additionally, it’s interesting […]

Inflation Derivatives and the Inflation Risk Premium – Part 2

Following the article from last week, we now investigate the Inflation Risk Premium. We start by introducing the role inflation plays in monetary policy decisions and what are the mechanics of the Inflation Risk Premium, which is one of the most important drivers of market-based inflation rate. Then we analyse how the changes in the […]

Argentina on its knees… again

At the beginning of a new election term, Argentina finds itself in another economic crisis. After Alberto Fernández, a centre-left opposition leader, defeated president Mauricio Macri in election primary this August, the Argentine peso lost 33% of its value in three days, hitting a new record low. But this was only a catalyst exacerbating the […]

Road to Consolidation: FCA and Peugeot merge to become 4th largest auto producer

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (BIT:FCA) – market cap as of 10/31/2019: €30.28bn Peugeot SA (EPA:UG) – market cap as of 10/31/2019: €26.22bn Introduction On the 31st of October 2019, France’s Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles entered into an agreement to merge into the world’s 4th largest original equipment manufacturer with a capacity to produce […]

Italian NPL market: a goldmine for Credit funds?

Introduction – NPL definition The term NPL stands for “nonperforming loans” and it is about loans whose collection by banks has become uncertain, not only for the total repayment but also for the interest portion. Non-performing loans are generally the result of an adverse economic situation, but often also of an inefficient credit assessment by […]