It’s a Lazy Sunday sharing some of the random thoughts, observation that will come to your mind if you are in the Corporate financial jungle, or may be your boss have shared with you..if not you would love to read them for once :-
- Drinking is bad, but feelings are worse.
- What most people would call the greatest night of their lives, I call just another Friday.
- I thought there’d be worse nicknames to have for a girlfriend, but she didn’t find “The Warden” funny at all.
- Some of the best moments in life are the ones you can’t tell anyone about.
- A Blackberry and a 6-figure pay check is the crutch that single chicks call a career. That facade crumbles at 30.
- Haircuts are the ultimate economic indicator. In bad times, it’s every 8 weeks. In good, it’s every 6. I go every 3 weeks. 🙂 Continue reading
Taken from the Big chill of 1983:
Michael: I don’t know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They’re more important than sex.
Sam: Ah, come on. Nothing’s more important than sex.
Michael: Oh yeah? Ever gone a week without a rationalization?
Self-deception is especially costly when it comes to investing. So let’s consider some of the lies that a lot of you may be telling yourselves and the impact they may have on your portfolios.
- You know what your investment returns are. You would be surprised at how few people actually know what their returns are. Even fewer understand their performance relative to a benchmark. It is not that complicated to correct this. Set up a simple spread sheet using Microsoft Excel or Google Drive or one of the available online tools. Continue reading
Whenever the financial crisis happen the concept of bad banks becomes common. In 2009 during the sub-prime crisis so called Lehman crisis the concept of bad banks was very famous.
As per the information from Bloomberg:
The Bank of Portugal unveiled a 4.9 billion-euro ($6.6 billion) bailout over the weekend that will leave shareholders and junior bondholders with losses, while sparing senior creditors and unsecured depositors. Banco Espirito Santo, once the country’s largest lender by market value, will be split in two, with depositors and healthy assets joining the newly formed Novo Bank while bad loans and junior creditors stay with the old bank until it can be shut down.
“To regulators in Frankfurt and Brussels, this must have seemed the safest way to isolate any residual and tail risks” related to the bank’s Angolan unit and loans to other parts of the Espirito Santo group, Citigroup Inc.
Who is a Rogue trader? Every one of us has a rogue in us. Trading is such a profession where the set rules procedures are not followed if you are making money for the firm. It would not be harsh to define rogue trader as a lone-wolves, because they are being covered by the rogue managers.
But, even lone-wolves belong to a group. They just prefer to avoid the assistance of others in certain matters. The rogue trader’s pack is the howling, fierce management for which he works. Lone-wolves always have alpha members they take orders from, don’t they? Lone-wolves are sometimes excluded from the pack to protect that alpha-male, thus preventing ‘in-breeding’ in the pack. It’s exactly the same in the trading world of finance. The rogue trader is excluded from the pack, forced to work alone, shunned so that if caught, there will be no ‘inter-breeding’. The alpha-male manager won’t be caught and be brought down if the rogue falls! Continue reading
Europe finally has agreed on the terms of MiFID II, extending its regulatory reach into fixed income, FX, OTC trading and commodity speculation. Here are seven details you need to know as implementation begins.
We still have technical meetings to go through to finalize details, so the complete text is unlikely to be available until won or close to January 27, but here is what we understand so far:
1. HFT will be restricted through greater testing of algorithms, but there will be no 500 m/s rule.
- Final organizational requirements for investment firms engaged in algorithmic trading have been passed to ESMA Technical Guidelines for greater analysis concerning the risks potentially raised by technology-advanced trading practices. Continue reading