Market Recap 07/11/2021

Download PDF USA The US stock market ended this week with all indices but the S&P 500 Value Index reaching all-time highs with the latter just barely closing under its all-time high. The main event last week was definitely the publication of the Federal Reserve’s decision to not raise interest Read more…

Systemic Risk

Download PDF Introduction This article will analyze the significance of the systemic risk in the current economic environment, delving into the Evergrande crisis and its impact on the Chinese economy and investigating the potential loopholes from the private credit sector. Finally, we will present some econometric methods applied towards systemic Read more…

Ex-Dividend Arbitrage

Download PDF Introduction This article will ostensibly be a distillation and discussion of the paper ‘Ex-Dividend Arbitrage in Option Markets’ by Hao, Kalay and Mayhew. [1] They find that a significant fraction of American call option holders do not behave in line with rational exercise policy regarding dividends, leaving money Read more…

Market Recap 31/10/2021

Download PDF USA U.S. equities rallied to new highs as the busiest week in earnings season came to an end, marking October as the best-performing month of 2021. The S&P 500 breached the 4,600 mark and closed 1.33% up on the week, at 4,605.38. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite also reached Read more…