It has been a bit over four months since the latest bailout of Greece was negotiated. This bailout featured a write-down of most privately held debt in exchange for further austerity measures. It is already clear that Greece will not meet its deficit targets from this bailout, the main reason being that cuts to the budget have led to a much steeper recession than official forecasters had predicted. The Greek government now expects the economy to shrink 7% over the course of the year.
Archive for July, 2012
I truly believe it pays to be an optimist in life. it’s practically part of the job description. You can fearfully view a crisis as a time of loss and peril, or you can choose to view it as a time of opportunity with potential for positive change. The Eurozone crisis has triggered a ripple effect across global markets, and many investors are expressing pessimism about the economic health and sustainability of the region. Me? I’m an optimist. The output of Greece and the increasing intensity of financial shock waves radiated from Europe are approaching, and there is much we can do about it. The best advice that is not really very useful, and is closing the hatches, because we have rough seas ahead. View full article »
There are several types on Investors in the market making investments in one or more categories of assets with the objective of making a profit. To name a few Individual investors, Angel investors, Sweat equity investor, Venture capitalist funds, Investment Trusts, Mutual funds, Hedge funds and Sovereign wealth funds.. here are some of the views how investment defined by them.
Warren buffet: A good business that can be purchased for less than View full article »
One of the biggest fears that most people experience is public speaking. Most people would rather do anything else than get up in front of a group of people large or small.
Have you ever thought the Traders, bankers has some kind of phobia, Yes they do have and some of them are posted below which is very common one working in the Investment banking domain.
Jitters about the euro zone have roiled financial markets this week, sending the rand reeling and causing foreigners to dump SA bonds. As Spain and Greece move to the forefront of concerns about the global economy, the million dollar question is: How will these countries’ problems play out?
The so-called Grexit — a term coined by Buiter — would most likely take place by early 2013.
The renewed fears about a euro zone break-up may come as View full article »
I started writing the blog in the early summers of 2008 with the intension of sharing views on the global financial markets and macroeconomics:- In the autumn of 2008, the banking sector collapsed with remarkable rapidity. It seemed that every weekend something remarkable happened, from the demise of Lehman Brothers, through the sale of Merrill Lynch to Bank of America, the rescue of AIG and so on. My initial post FAIRY TALE OF INVESTMENT BANKING in 2008
In contrast the euro zone crisis has unfolded in slow motion so we all feel a bit battle-weary, like First World War soldiers; if we date the problem to the start of 2010 . There is the same feeling that View full article »
The European debt crisis is over! Italy and Spain have it all figured out! The problem isn’t unsustainable debt loads, ineffective economic policies and a lack of competitiveness on the global stage. It’s that evil short sellers are pushing down the shares of European banks just so they can make a profit.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, securities regulators around the world have waged ineffective wars on short selling.
The short selling bans in Italy and Spain are the latest attempt by View full article »
Structured products remains the hot selling cake in the open economies of the world, even the Euro looks grim, people loosing confidence but certainly its US and the other emerging economy eyeing at European Union and trying to build hope against hope. Investment banks continue to sell the structure products them and customize as per the client needs.
As all of you must be aware of that the field of behavioral finance has helped us to understand that we don’t always make rational investment decisions.We often make poor decisions because of our biases. And the View full article »
Its been over weeks that the world may world faces food crisis as worst US drought in more than 50yrs pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs. The scenario is same across the globe and we have some political statements that India has not reached drought situation: Sharad Pawar – He is just waiting for the next big commodity import scam as reported by the leading news paper from India. View full article »