Straddling outside and into earnings

Download PDF Introduction An ATM equity long straddle position is delta neutral. If systematic risk is the only factor predicting expected returns, a delta neutral strategy should have an expected return equal to the risk-free rate. In this article we will review academic literature suggesting that not only is this Read more…

The Game Theory of GameStop

Download PDF Introduction From reputable Wall Street bankers and hedge fund managers to the average Joe, everyone heard of GameStop over the last weeks. How did this unprecedented phenomenon start? What cause stands at its root? How will this story affect trading and modify its rules? This article explores all Read more…

Is time up for Universal Banks? Deutsche Bank – Postbank case

Introduction As the financial system stabilises after the recent crisis, three distinct business models are emerging. First, focused retail institutions with a specific offering of products and services, such as American regional banks and Europe’s savings banks. Second, investment banks which also operate asset management businesses and private equity investments. Read more…