More on OTC derivatives reform :

As I am trying to communicate from my last post that the market for OTC derivatives is mammoth in size. I have tried to put my views in my past articles over OTC.Derivatives Central Clearning & Dodd – Frank .Central Clearning Of derivatives & Dodd – Frank continues… , Credit derivatives Cat bonds & Cat Swaps ,OTC derivative series CDS, Bonds and Basis Trade

I got the opportunity to read one of the recent paper on Reforming the OTC derivatives market by William C Dudley .

Dudley believes the pre-crisis OTC derivatives market needed reform. Let’e examine his case. Continue reading “More on OTC derivatives reform :”

France weekend, Indian Commodities for the week

The weekend was very important for the Europe mainly for the france as the Presidential Election is underway and Francois Hollande: 28.4% – with victory virtually assured in the runoff round on May 6, it is now Hollande’s election to lose, and Nicholas Sarkozy: 25.5% – make the runoff round.

It’s a big day tomorrow for the Indian markets as it’s the day of Akshaya Tritiya in India has been traditionally considered very auspicious for purchasing gold, silver, ornaments, precious stones, real estate and other long-term assets. It’s the occasion for traders,Broking houses,Banks and exchanges too who have increased their working hours for the day. Continue reading “France weekend, Indian Commodities for the week”

The Great Indian commodities market

I have been writing over commodities from the last 2 years and the potential of it and the hurdles it faces, In one of my recent post I raised the concerns for cotton & gold and indeed for the cotton too.

Off late the retail investors allowed entering in the Indian commodities market, which has been dominated by the big corporate, trading houses and industries by large. Commodities as a separate asset class has immense potential for the market savvy investors, arbitrageurs and speculators. Out of the three the market is more of speculation and arbitrage, Continue reading “The Great Indian commodities market”

Ratings & the Countries

In the past months lot of country ratings were reviewed in the European region as well as across Asia, I tried to figure out how they are being monitored in the mean while came across an interesting paper on the risk ascertain by the International Banks.

The risk had been divided on the basis of 5 ratings that are issued to access country risk:

OTC derivative series CDS, Bonds and Basis Trade :

As I wrote about central clearing some catastrophic bonds like to continue the series as lot of terminologies yet to be explored in this mammoth market of OTC derivatives. I had tried to accumulate few of them from various sources:
  • [h]ypothecation is when a borrower pledges collateral to secure a debt. The borrower retains ownership of the collateral but is “hypothetically” controlled by the creditor, who has a right to seize possession if the borrower defaults.