This week on the Derivative we’re doing it a little differently sharing our platforms with RCM’s Agriculture podcast, The Hedged Edge. The Hedged Edge is back online with a guest who could be it’s podcast’s most important guest of all time. At a time when inflation is running rampant through the world economy, drought conditions […]
Jeff loves it when he sits across from someone who, like him, has been in the niche-managed futures part of the investment world for their entire career. There’s not all that many of them, and today’s guest, Michael Harris(@mikeharris410) fits the bill. Michael’s unique backstory began within the Sales and Product Development group at Morgan […]
How do all these smart people end up in the crypto space? Versus the hedge fund world or traditional finance, or doctor/lawyer, etc. And how do investors separate the signal from the noise amongst all the meme stock pumps, Web 3 scams, and crypto deep dives? And is Winter coming, to borrow the Game of […]
Cover the kid’s ears… because we’re going back to our WTF format to ask what the actual Fingazi is going over in the UK with the bank of England raising rates, then buying a bunch of Gilts to save their pensions. The headlines say it’s some new-fangled LDI concept which led these pensions into trouble. […]
How do you create a new futures contract? You need an exchange. And you need something that changes in price, like a commodity market – or a financial index. This week we’re diving deep into crafting an index with T3 Index’s founder and CEO, Simon Ho. Simon is no stranger to the vol space, and he has worked […]
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