Level K Thinking

Download PDF Introduction “For it is, so to speak, a game of Snap, of Old Maid, a pastime in which he is victor who says Snap neither too soon nor too late, who passes the Old Maid to his neighbour before the game is over, who secures a chair for Read more…

Market Recap 10/04/2022

Download PDF Sentiment in global financial markets was once again largely affected by the developments of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and by the Federal Reserve policy. USA The declarations of Fed Governor Lael Brainard on Tuesday and the release of minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee of mid-March on Read more…

Market Recap 3/04/2022

Download PDF USA On Monday, Ukrainian troops managed to liberate Irpin, a suburb town north of Kyiv. Negotiations to reach a cease-fire agreement resumed on Tuesday in Turkey, after the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken pointed out that neither the U.S. nor NATO are seeking a regime change in Read more…

Market Recap 27/03/2022

Download PDF USA Major US indexes advanced this week, extending large gains achieved during the previous 5-day session, with the S&P 500 now back at a level last seen on February 10. The VIX continued pointing lower due to this positive trend, closing the week at just above 20. Investors Read more…

Market Recap 06/03/2022

Download PDF USA US main indexes ended another week in red territory, with the S&P 500 down 1.27% and the NASDAQ Composite losing more than double this figure. The worst performers mainly pertain to the financial, technology and communication services sectors. The energy industry shined instead, yielding huge gains thanks Read more…

Relative Value Strategies for Equities

Download PDF Introduction Relative Value strategies in equities are all those strategies that seek to minimize their systematic risk exposures while retaining exposure to certain idiosyncratic factors. We decided to analyze those strategies because their non-directional nature can be interesting in the current environment characterized by high geopolitical tensions and Read more…

Market Recap 27/02/2022

Download PDF USA This Monday was Presidents day in the United States, therefore markets only opened on Tuesday for what would turn out to be an eventful week. In general all major US indices are up with health and communication services leading the pack and consumer discretionary underperforming. The S&P Read more…

Trading the Russian Invasion

Download PDF Time of writing: Thursday 24, February 2022 Introduction On Thursday, Russia launched a massive attack on Ukraine, spurring talks that an armed conflict might be about to start in eastern Europe. In this article, we pitch a directional global macro trade based on the currently unfolding scenarios, after Read more…