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February 2018

The ‘short vol’ Trade

2018-02-11T20:17:22+00:00

In this article, we analyse the disastrous ‘short vol’ trade that wiped out a lot of traders last week and draw some lessons learned from it.   The VIX is the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index. It shows the expected 30-day volatility of the S&P 500 by calculating the implied volatilities on options relating [...]

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Without the Hype – and What They Mean for the Private Wealth Industry

2018-02-11T20:26:24+00:00

Guest post by Vladimir Dimitroff with Dr Alexander Cassar. . . . It is impossible today to open any news source without a headline (or several) about Bitcoin and related matters jumping out at the reader and loudly demanding attention. It is no longer the domain of techno geeks or shady characters trading in illicit [...]

Economic Outlook – 4 February 2018

2018-02-04T09:37:45+00:00

US The ISM manufacturing survey ticked down 0.2 points to 59.1, but new orders remained exceptionally strong and the backlog of unfilled orders increased. While the index declined slightly, it does not signal a slowing in manufacturing activity or the economy since the ISM survey is a diffusion index and measures the breadth of strength [...]

January 2018