Posts Tagged ‘volatility’

A New Way To Think About Equity Volatility

A New Way To Think About Equity Volatility By Russell Clark, author of the Capital Flows and Asset Markets substack I have been fascinated by “volatility” markets for years. Products that sell volatility to generate yield (or converting the premium you receive from selling volatility into a form of fixed income) – autocallables – have […]

Chile Copper Strike Highlights Volatility of Green Economy

Workers for CODELCO, Chile’s state-run mining company and the largest copper producer in the world, launched a nationwide strike on Wednesday to protest plans to shut down a foundry employing 350 people.

What the SEC May Have Missed in Its Report on ‘Meme Stock’ Volatility

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a report earlier this month suggesting brokers—via gamified user interfaces and mechanisms such as payment for order flow—lured investors to increase their trading, which, in turn, resulted in higher revenues. Context The SEC report comes after a wave of speculative commentaries on online forums like WallStreetBets earlier this year […]

Oil price volatility increases amid Suez Canal aftermath, OPEC meeting

Oil price volatility has increased in the past two weeks due to the blockage incident in the Suez Canal and an OPEC+ meeting earlier this month, Dr. Gil Michael Bufman, chief economist for Bank Leumi, wrote in a report by the bank released on Monday. The price of brent oil decreased from about $64.12 per […]

Understanding the Cryptocurrency Boom (and its Volatility)

  Speculative booms are often poor guides to future valuations and the maturation trajectory of a new sector. I recently came across a December 1996 San Jose Mercury News article on tech pioneers’ attempts to carry the pre-browser Internet’s bulletin board community vibe over to the new-fangled World Wide Web. In effect, […]

How Market Volatility Affects the Global Banking System

We are all aware that the wizard behind the proverbial curtain is represented by the banks in these modern times. Whether referring to interest rates, international monetary policies or inflation, the fact of the matter is that these institutions impact our daily lives. One of the catch phrases associated with 2017 […]

Venezuelan Opposition Sets New Conditions for Dialogue with Government

Lucas Koerner (VA) : Venezuela’s right-wing opposition coalition, the MUD, unveiled Thursday a new set of preconditions for dialogue with the Maduro government. MUD General Secretary Jesus Torrealba. (Noticias 24) On Wednesday, President Nicolas Maduro refloated an invitation for exploratory talks with the opposition aimed at finding a solution to the South American country’s ongoing political […]

Supreme Court of Philippines Confirms Genetically Modified (GM) Eggplant Ban

The Philippines Supreme Court permanently halted the field testing for genetically modified eggplant, Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), upholding the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) which stopped the field trials for the GM plant. Not only did the High Court deny the petition to continue cultivation of the GM eggplant, but the appeals court’s May 2013 decision was also amended. […]

Russian scenarios to respond to Turkey’s downing Russian warplane

Alwaght- A Turkish F-16 fighter shot down a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 fighter jets which killed one of the Russian co-pilots and the other one was captured by Syrian armed Turkmen sponsored  by Turkey. These events could have very important effects on future developments in the West Asia, especially in Syria. In the first reaction, the […]

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