Contributor Posts

May 2020

How WTI Oil Became A Game Of Hot Potato

2020-05-17T03:45:02+00:00

Guest post by The Duomo Initiative.  If there’s one thing we’ve learned recently, it’s that some things which start off small and local can become a global problem very quickly. With that in mind, it shouldn’t surprise you when I say that a small town in Oklahoma with a population of fewer than 8,000 was [...]

How WTI Oil Became A Game Of Hot Potato 2020-05-17T03:45:02+00:00

Betting On Britain – Is The FTSE A Good Representation?

2020-05-17T03:40:25+00:00

Guest post by The Duomo Initiative.  Having declined over 30% from its peak during the onset of COVID-19, the FTSE 100, like most major stock indexes, has been garnering a lot of attention. It's hardly surprising, considering a drop of 20% or more is considered to be a bear market. The FTSE 100 is the the UK's [...]

Betting On Britain – Is The FTSE A Good Representation? 2020-05-17T03:40:25+00:00

April 2020

Just How Bad Is Unemployment In The US?

2020-05-17T03:40:49+00:00

Guest post by The Duomo Initiative.  Back in January, Wilbur Ross, the US Commerce Secretary, believed that COVID-19 would accelerate the return of jobs to the US. Unfortunately, as the economy comes to a standstill, businesses close their doors and people are asked to stay at home, it seems the very opposite is taking place. [...]

Just How Bad Is Unemployment In The US? 2020-05-17T03:40:49+00:00

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 [...]

The ‘short vol’ Trade 2018-02-11T20:17:22+00:00

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 [...]

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Without the Hype – and What They Mean for the Private Wealth Industry 2018-02-11T20:26:24+00:00

January 2018

US Government Shutdown … What now?

2018-02-11T16:16:21+00:00

This weekend, exactly one year since President Trump’s inauguration, the US Government shutdown became a reality as the US Senate were unable to agree a deal, meaning the US Government at the time of writing this article is now shut down. Of course, essential functions will still operate, but this is still a big problem [...]

US Government Shutdown … What now? 2018-02-11T16:16:21+00:00

August 2017

Scaling The Wealth

2020-04-11T18:06:27+00:00

Guest post by Vladimir Dimitroff with Aastha Dhawan MSc, LSE The Accelerating Consolidation within the UK Wealth Management Industry   The private banking and wealth management industry in the UK is going through a significant change. Historically evolved into a diverse ecosystem of company types and sizes, it responds to external challenges with a marked [...]

Scaling The Wealth 2020-04-11T18:06:27+00:00