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 […]

The Rise Of User-Based Valuation In Tech

Introduction When we look at the biggest companies by market cap, many of them are Tech firms, capable of leveraging innovative technologies to create new types of businesses. Most times they offer business models that are so different from the companies we are used to, that we struggle in finding the best way to give […]

Consolidation under the shadow of giants: Marvell and Cavium join forces in $6bn deal

  Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) – market cap as of 24/11/2017: $11.80bn Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ:CAVM) – market cap as of 24/11/2017: $6.14bn Introduction On November 20, 2017, Marvell Technology Group has agreed to buy rival chipmaker Cavium in a cash and stock deal which values the target company at around $6bn. The deal marks […]

Emaar lists through an IPO 20% of Emaar Development for $1.5bn

Emaar Development PJSC (EMAARDEV:DFM) – market cap as of 24/11/2017: $6.26bn (AED 23bn) Introduction On November 22, 2017, Emaar Properties sold on the DFM (i.e. Dubai Financial Market) 20% of the shares of its domestic development arm in an Initial Public Offering, at $1.64 per share. Emaar capitalisation at listing was c. $6.56bn with 800m […]

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