Bitcoin is making headlines every day. Investors are increasingly treating it as a new asset class, sometimes referring to it as gold 2.0. But how does bitcoin stack up as an asset class?
Equity market volatility is low. Hence, recommendations to invest in volatility are abundant again. But before you pursue such an investment, let me warn you first. Because, making a profit from such an investment strategy requires perfect foresight. On average, a long position in volatility is a very unprofitable strategy. Especially, when volatility is low! […]
This week in financial markets summarized in charts.
The price of bitcoin shot up again and that hasn’t gone unnoticed. Interestingly, the rise of the ‘crypto-currency’ is, at least partly, attributed, to recent developments in traditional financial markets. […]
I start off this episode of the Week End Blog with a shameless example of self-advertisement. This week I made it to Business Insider’s list of ‘the 128 finance people […]
Didn’t you love the military parade in China? Not because of the military ‘gadgets’ that were showcased, but primarily because Chinese markets were closed for a couple of days. Some […]
How to start this Week End Blog? The picture below seems appropriate. After an already ugly end of last week, bears rushed back from the weekend to demonstrate their willingness […]
Equity market volatility is low. Hence, recommendations to invest in volatility are abundant again. But before you pursue such an investment, let me warn you first. Because, making a profit […]
Never, never a dull moment in Europe. As Grexit would be upon us, at least predicted by most economists, investment brokers and other ‘gurus’, Greece handed in yet another bail […]
Ok, I give in, or up, or whatever. Financial markets are held hostage by Greece. Therefore, in this Week End Blog lots and lots of Greece. Things are really starting […]