Weekly research notes covering the full spectrum of asset classes

Market Commentary—28/11/18

November 28, 2018 / Hamza Ahsan

World markets closed shining green. S&P 500 and Dow closed at 0.33 percent and a 0.44 percent high, respectively. The Hang Seng Index closed 1.33 percent high while FTSE 100 showed stability staying up by only 0.02 percent. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan will make people worse off and may result in 4 percent […]

Market Commentary—26/11/18

November 26, 2018 / Georgios Bitsonis

Stocks: Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. Europe: The U.K. agreed to divorce terms, with European leaders warning British politicians that this is the best possible deal as well as there is no “plan B.” Theresa May backed that view and now she is seeking support to persuade Parliament against the odds […]

Volatility-Based Positioning and Trade Diversification

November 23, 2018 / Ole Urfels

Diversification is one of investors’ most important and well-known concerns. However, for traders, the basic notion of diversification (holding a portfolio of uncorrelated positions) is not suitable for most cases. Still, there are many other lesser-known ways to diversify that traders can employ. For example, traders focusing on only one security can diversify by trading […]

Market Commentary—23/11/2018

November 23, 2018 / Ole Urfels

Today, in the big picture, we have a slowdown and increased uncertainty in Europe, which has led to a decline in EURUSD. Nevertheless, the indexes are still holding up. A Chinese sell-off in tech stocks has put pressure on the Chinese equities over fears of the trade war hitting the industry. Investors seem to wait […]

Market Commentary—22/11/18

November 22, 2018 / Claudio Cirillo

Stocks: Tech shares keep on bringing the U.S. market down. Apple led the downward trend, which led to a loss of 200 points of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. As customers’ demand for iPhones has weakened, Apple announced cuts to the 2018 production, according to the Wall Street Journal. Goldman Sachs pushed the target price […]