Monthly Archives: July 2013

Top Down Vs. Bottom Up Style of Investment Analysis: Risk Versus Research Desk Perspectives

In the field of Investment Risk and Research Analyses, the research / risk analyst has to make a choice between two asset selection and / or allocation approaches.  First approach is referred to as the “Top Down Analysis” and the … Continue reading

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What is Happening In Global Flows

Originally posted on tradehaven:
US Treasuries and USD “Custody holdings are falling at the Fed and, while the impact is not so clear for the USD, it’s negative treasuries….the securities held in custody for foreign official and international accounts, which…

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The Housing Financial Crisis, part 1: Subprime Loans and Associated Risks

Originally posted on wtar3:
(Silva, Housing crisis prices fall in the US market) Subprime Loans: The Under-the-Radar Loans that Felled a Market Subprime Loans and Associated Risks      The housing crisis beginning in 2007 resulted in approximately 1.5 million foreclosed…

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India: Weak Growth Continues into Start of FY13/14

Originally posted on Consensus Economics blog:
Economic weakness, which was evident throughout FY12/13, looks to have continued going into the start of FY13/14, judging by the recent batch of data releases for the month of April. Ongoing weak economic activity…

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Argentina: Currency and Capital Controls Slow Activity

Originally posted on Consensus Economics blog:
GDP forecasts have held firm this month despite ongoing disquiet about the stuttering economy. The Fernández government’s policies are triggering further capital flight, with many conglomerates rethinking their investment plans in the wake of…

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Difference between Good and Bad Volatility? My Views

We often refer to volatility as risk! yes it is a barometer of Financial Risk indeed. Before I start writing this blog in detail, let me ask myself few basic research questions as shown in the order given below: But … Continue reading

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Price to Earnings Multiple in Context of Stock Market Investments

Many Stock Traders today are using PE Multiples for different reasons. I have seen the greatest abuse and misuse of such ratios as a risk manager in the financial sector.  I had way too many arguments with Dumbo Non-Technical Traders … Continue reading

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