Category: Business

09 Jan 2019

Alternative Links: Crude oil hits three-week high

Back in November we talked about crude being in a down trend, but it looks like that could be in jeapordy on shorter time frames. This week crude hit a three-week high. Oil Hits Fresh 3-Week Highs on US-China Trade talks, Dovish Central Bank Signals (The Street)   A “flash crash,” conventionally, means that some […]

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03 Jan 2019

Asset Class Scoreboard: An Ugly 2018

Well that was ugly…. 2018 is in the books, and looking at the asset class scoreboard for the full year is like looking at who won in a race to zero.  What was down?  Take your pick!  Stocks, yep. World Stocks (worse). Commodities (worse yet). Real Estate (down). The diversifiers Hedge Funds and Managed Futures? […]

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11 Dec 2018

Wild Trading is Straining the Plumbing?

You have to hand it to the WSJ – they really know how to make the safety of Trillions of Dollars in derivatives trading across dozens of exchanges look pretty pedestrian. Their hero image of the firm, which cleared 4.3 Billion contracts last year and holds about $130 Billion in margin deposits for clients, is […]

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01 Nov 2018

AMAZONIAN sized risk

We can’t help but stare at the Amazon ($AMZN) charts this month in amazement. An investment down -25% over the case of a few weeks is generally seen as an unmitigated disaster. As a sign of big problems and a failing business. But while Amazon has shed a quarter of its Trillion dollar value recently […]

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13 Jun 2017

The Man behind the Sharpe Ratio

Hearing William Sharpe talk about his namesake ratio that now reigns as one of the most quoted risk-adjusted ratios feels a little weird – like meeting Gordon Moore of Moore’s Semiconductor Law or Pythagoras of triangle fame.

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