Market Recap 12-02-2017

United States Last week saw US equities slightly increasing in a low-volatility environment. Indeed, the S&P 500 closed 0.81% up from last week close, while the Nasdaq and the Dow Jones closed on Friday up 1.18% and 0.92% respectively from the previous week. The VIX index floated between 10.5 and 11.7 continuing to show the […]

Teva Pharmaceuticals Heading to the Emerging Markets

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (TEVA); market cap (as of 02/10/2015): $51.05bn.   Introduction Following a wave of consolidation in the healthcare industry, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. and Representaciones e Investigaciones Médicas, S.A. de C.V. (Rimsa) announced on October 1 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Teva will acquire Rimsa through a […]

Special Issue: Mexico Report

We are proud to publish a comprehensive report on one of the most promising emerging markets of the year: Mexico. Mexico finds itself in between two different and opposite macroeconomic forces: on one side, reduced cost of power will significantly lower the production costs of Mexican manufacturers; on the other side, it has experienced a strong […]

PUT OPTIONS ON OIL: PLACE YOUR BET!

The recent OPEC’s meeting amplified the downward trend in Oil price as the counsel decided not to cut Oil supply. The cartel decided – tough not unanimously – to leave the current OPEC supply target at 30 million barrels per day. The target was actually not respected for the last 6 months (latest figures of […]

Is Mexico the EM ‘winner’ for 2013?

The Emerging Markets boom has been driven mostly by easy money and commodity exports. As the Federal Reserve continues to retreat its massive bond-buying programme, and China shows signs of a slowdown, Emerging Markets are taking a hit. We’ve seen their currencies depreciate dramatically and their stock markets plunge. The latest Markit/HSBC PMI fell to […]