Picking up from the CDX.NA.IG indices are composed of 125 North American corporate credits that are investment grade when the index begins trading understanding JP Morgan loss. As derivative’s are zero sum game so if JP Morgan lost $2 billion from April 2012, than who made a $2 billion profit in the same time, well I don’t know.May be some unidentified hedge funds apparently. It was like once the sharks smelled blood in the water, they started betting against the whale, making his losses much bigger. The huge size that traders were complaining about
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The post is about entrepreneurship in India where I have tried to put the views.
From the last couple of years Baba Ramdev, Kishore Biyani, Vijay Mallya and Govt. Of India has been making the news and there is lot more things common between them.
Lets begin with Baba Ramdev who became a household name by selling the benefits of yoga to the masses. He claimed that even diseases like cancer could be cured through yoga. Those who have seen his yoga View full article »
Leading financial media broke the story on thursday night about the $2bn trading loss on credit derivatives trading, which chief executive Jamie Dimon blamed on errors,sloppiness and bad judgement” and warned “could get worse”.
Well the Centre of loss in non other than bank’s chief investment office (CIO).It is responsible for managing and offsetting the vast amounts of “credit exposure” the bank incurs through its daily View full article »
The world financial market where already under pressure from the Euro crisis, untill yesterday late night when the news broke out JPMorgan has trading loss of at least $2 bln, reputation hit . The CIO unit is where Bruno Iksil was making $200 billion-sized bets. Basically JPM has suffered massive losses at its CIO group most likely due to its IG/HY positions held by Iksil.
Below quotes from Mr Jamie Dimon
- “…Errors, sloppiness, and bad judgement.”
- “Bad strategy, badly executed and poorly monitored”
- “It could get worse. This could go on for a little bit.”
- “Badly executed, badly monitored. I’m not going to repeat it 800 times” View full article »
As I have been continuously posting on the Credit derivatives these days thought of sharing a post that I did early in 2008 when the face of Investment banking completely changed after sub-prime crisis.
There was an era when Investment banking (IB) was on the role … hefty packages, luxurious life, dream job for a financial student were some of the features of IB. Over the years evolved as a very big concept coined by the US, In India we use to call that as a merchant banking .
Goldman Sachs, Bear stern, Morgan Stanly, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch were the 5 icons which use to shine at the wall street over the period of time. View full article »
Lot of Hedge funds and Investment banks have started publishing the margin FAQ’s after the Credit crisis. As part of Dodd-Frank, by the end of 2012, all standardised over-the-counter derivatives will have to be cleared through central counterparties.
That’s the biggest challenge for the market as OTC derivatives account for almost 95% of the derivatives markets. In June 2011, the notional value of outstanding OTC derivatives was around $707 trillion or €540 trillion. View full article »
Recalling a chapter from Traders Guns and money Beautiful lies on sale side how derivatives are misinterpreted or mis-sold, It’s very simple trying to figure out the hierarchy of the trading floor. There are Sales people – they lie to clients. Traders lie to sales and to risk managers. Risk managers ? they lie to people who run the place – a small correction they think they run the place. The people who run the place lie to shareholders and regulators
The last post that I did Derivatives derivatives soooo many, resembles outstanding derivatives with the top 5 banks of the world, here is some basic background for my non financial market friends about derivatives. View full article »
It’s not mandatory that all good investors are good writers and visa viz that all good finance writers are good investors. It’s the experience of the people who is good or bad that counts . Here again some of the best remarks from Peter Lynch :
- When the operas outnumber the football games three to zero, you know there is something wrong with your life.
- Gentleman who prefers bonds don’t know what they are missing.
- Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon.
- You can’t see the future through a rear view mirror
- There’s no point paying Yo-Yo Ma to play a radio.
- As long as you’re picking a fund, you might as well pick a good one.
- The extravagance of any corporate office is directly proportional to management’s reluctance to reward the shareholders.
On an average the Indian market has given a 19% return in the last financial year that is the 3rd highest return after Egypt & Brazil who gave the better returns. The underlying is how many made the money because the markets where volatile , ruthless and driven by crisis over the year.
Wondering whether the 20 golden rules holds true for today’s market scenario :
- Your investor’s edge is not something you get from Dalal/Wall Street experts. It’s something you already have. You can outperform the experts if you use your edge by investing in companies or industries you already understand.
- Over the past 3 decades, the stock market has come to be dominated by a herd of professional investors. Contrary to popular belief, this makes it easier for the amateur investor. You can beat the market by ignoring the herd.
- Often there is no correlation b/w success of a company’s operations and the success of its stock over a few months or even years. In the long-term there is 100% correlation b/w the success of the company and the success of the stock. This disparity is the key to making money: it pays to be patient, and to own successful companies.
- You have to know what you own, and why you own it. “This baby is a clinch to go up!” dosen’t count.
- Long shots almost always miss the mark