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Taking stock in a volatile world

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

Volatility seems to be the name of the game lately, with one event after another shaking markets across the world.

Take Brexit, which shook global markets last month, when the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union suddenly became a reality. 1,571 more words

Current Affairs

Negative Interest Rates

Negative interest rates are a new and strange phenomenon. This concept causes a lot of head scratching, particularly regarding option valuation and VAR calculation, since the lognormal paradigm, applied for the last thirty years, breaks down.   500 more words

The Bond Black Swan

Everyone knows that bonds are rich. Right thinking people and smart beta types have looked for ways to get fixed income type results without buying bonds. 236 more words

“Perma-bears” overanalyze how bad Brexit may be

Two articles from ABglobal

Beware of “Perma-Bears” in Volatile Markets

https://blog.abglobal.com/post/en/2016/06/beware-of-permabears-in-volatile-markets

Since the Great Recession of 2008–2009, a few macro scares have rattled the global capital markets: 345 more words

All Time Highs: Party Like It's 1929!

For mainstream financial pundits the new all time highs in US equity markets seen this week are cause for celebration. The narrative is intact! The economy is great! 361 more words

Current Events

Forex Volumes in June Hit Above $5 Trillion A Day

Daily volumes in the global currency market surged to their highest in more than a year in June, the burst of trading around the Brexit vote lifting trading activity back above $5 trillion a day, settlement system CLS said on Thursday. 153 more words

Finance

Your Emotions Behind the Stock Market

If you’re starting out in the investment game or have even been in it for a while, we guarantee you this is a MUST read. Behavioral finance is an emerging field and crosses finance with psychology. 1,079 more words

Finance