Category: Markets

2018 Tentative Outlook – An Eye On The Future And On The Past

In this article we would like to assess the current year from a macroeconomic as well as from a market perspective. 2017 – The Year Almost Behind Us So far, 2017 has been characterized by: Synchronized global growth reaching 3,7% Equities (+17,3%) outperformed bond (+2,6%) Sector-by-sector speaking healthcare (+19,3%) and tech (+36,6%) over-performed global markets […]

Market Recap 03-12-17

United States US stocks closed mostly higher on the week ended December 1, 2017. The Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded its best weekly gain for the year, gaining 673.60 points (+2.9%) to close at 24,231.59. The S&P 500 Index gained 39.80 points (+1.5%) to close at 2,642.22, while the Nasdaq index recorded a loss of […]

Trading the Dispersion: chapter III

Trading the Dispersion: chapter III Here is the final part of our series about the strategy known as dispersion trading. The article will first focus on an additional dispersion indicator we will employ to time the entry and exit points of our strategy. Then, we will derive the optimal number of portfolios of options for […]

Euro risk-free asset wanted

Introduction The introduction of the common currency started a landmark European integration process. However, the sovereign debt crisis showed all the limits of an incomplete European integration, limited to monetary policy only, with a single central bank and 19 independent debt markets. The sovereign debt crisis was exacerbated by a vicious relationship between peripheral Europe […]

Market Recap 26-11-17

United States Stocks were higher in the holiday-shortened week amid expectations that a strong holiday season would boost top-line growth for retailers, ending a two-week stretch of lower markets. The S&P 500 gained 0.93% on the week and finished at a record high of 2,602.42. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.86% on the […]

Yield harvesting in US govies

Introduction In this article, we look at the yield curve of US govies, and in particular we will try to understand its flattening upon rate hikes. This puzzling phenomenon is not something new under the horizon. The same effect was observed under the Greenspan led of the FED. Between June 2004 and December 2005, the […]

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