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…

How to define a Stop Loss

Download PDF Introduction One of the most basic tools used by traders to manage risk is a simple order given to a machine, the stop-loss order. Despite being accessible to all retail traders through their online brokers, it is often neglected or misused. In the first part of this article Read more…

Market Recap 20/02/2022

Download PDF USA Equities markets dropped for a second consecutive week following continued angst of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Shelling in the border region prompted fears that Russia was fishing for a pretext for war and was exacerbated by U.S. President Joe Biden’s remarks that he is convinced that Read more…

The Overnight Puzzle

Download PDF Over the last few decades, the overnight and intraday returns of the American market exhibit strange behavior, considering that the highest share of returns accrue in the after-hours trading and not during the day, as most would have expected. Indeed, a good visualization of the phenomenon is shown Read more…

Market Recap 13/02/2022

Download PDF USA This week, the selloff in US equities, especially growth stocks continued. The most decisive event this week was the publication of inflation numbers this Thursday, which swung all indices but the S&P 500 Value Index into red territory after having started out the week with slight gains. Read more…

Market Recap 28/11/2021

Download PDF USA The US main index dropped sharply on Friday, after the Thanksgiving session, following a new Covid variant thread found in South Africa. “This variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning,” the WHO said on Friday. The new variant is still under examination, Read more…