Market Recap 11/10/2020

Download PDF United States This week the S&P 500 index experienced its biggest weekly gain in three months, going up by 3.84% and closing at 3,477.13, slightly more than the +3.27% characterizing the Dow Jones that finished its rally at 28,586.90. Generally speaking, volatility appears to have decreased across the Read more…

A short dive into SSAs – a European perspective

Download PDF Introduction The supranational, sub-sovereign and agency (SSA) market sits on a highly niche portion of the general bond market, having composed of sovereign government issuers and private credit borrowers. The issuer landscape is made up of international institutions that have differing funding requirements, such as development banks, infrastructure Read more…

Market Recap 04/10/2020

Download PDF United States Last week the S&P 500 went up by 0.44% and closed at 3,348.44, whilst Dow Jones registered a weekly gain of 1.17%, finishing at 27,682.81. Hopes for another coronavirus-relief bill contributed to the recovery of the market after having four consecutive weeks of bearish trend. The Read more…

Introduction to Leveraged ETFs

Download PDF   INTRODUCTION Nearly 2 years ago, we wrote our article titled “Investing in the ETF Era”, describing Exchange Traded Funds and their ever-expanding popularity and role in the world of finance (formulating a useful introductory reading to the world of ETFs). This trend hasn’t changed ever since then, Read more…

Tail wind for tail-risk hedge funds

Download PDF Introduction Tail-risk hedging strategies were once again on investors mouths, following the March 2020 drawdowns. April 2020 headlines were dominated by tail-risk hedge funds performance numbers and tenfold returns were not uncommon. By mainly incorporating complex option-based and CDS strategies, the funds look to minimize portfolio drawdowns in Read more…

Market Recap 27/09/2020

Download PDF   United States Last week the S&P 500 went down by 0.63% and closed at 3,298.46, whilst Dow Jones registered a weekly loss of 1.75%, finishing at 27,173.96. These figures represent the fourth straight weekly fall for both indexes, the longest losing streak in over a year. Gloomy Read more…