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Why Derivatives are so Hot

Recalling a chapter from Traders Guns and money Beautiful lies on sale side how derivatives are misinterpreted or mis-sold, It’s blog 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 🙂

Few days back I did Derivatives derivatives so 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.  Continue reading

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The risk/return tradeoff could easily be called the “ability-to-sleep-at-night test.” While some people can handle the equivalent of financial 813530skydiving without batting an eye, others are terrified to climb the financial ladder without a secure harness. Deciding what amount of risk you can take while remaining comfortable with your investments is very important.

In the investing world, the dictionary definition of risk is the chance that an investment’s actual return will be different from expected. Technically, this is measured in statistics by standard deviation. Risk means you have the possibility of losing some or even all of our original investment.   Continue reading

Reading between the lines from the  Bank of Italy  , Back to 2012 in the month of July Mario Draghi, on the verge of yet another Eurozone 813530collapse, promised the world that he would do literally “whatever it takes” to defend the Euro, banks in the insolvent continent took his promise seriously, and ramped up their participation in the most epic Ponzi scheme conceived in Europe to a whole new level. The scheme, of course, was one where banks would buy sovereign bonds issued by their host country (most notably Spain and Italy), and subsequently repo them back to the ECB for near full cash (net of a minuscule haircut) collateral.

The IMF also published a crucial paragraph doing the spillover analysis indicates that a shock from Italy could have a marked impact on the Europe and beyond through trade and financials channels. Continue reading

Shadow Banking

The Topic is not new but the confusion still prevails to many, In the past have already done 4 post on it , the short link been shared below the article.images

There is much confusion about what shadow banking is. Some equate it with securitisation, others with non-traditional bank activities, and yet others with non-bank lending. Regardless, most think of shadow banking as activities that can create systemic risk. This column proposes to describe

shadow banking as ‘all financial activities, except traditional banking, which require a private or public backstop to operate’.

Backstops can come in the form of franchise value of a bank or insurance company, or a government guarantee. The need for a backstop is a crucial feature of shadow banking, which distinguishes it from the “usual” intermediated capital market activities, such as custodians, hedge funds, leasing companies, etc.  Continue reading

In the recent past the financial media has glamorize the Free fall of the rupee and its been showcased as mere panic to the viewers, one of imagesthe major reason you should better be watching National geographic channel or Discovery.

Here are some thoughts on the financial development of India

We have reversed financial development, we have messed up the operating procedure of monetary policy, we have created chaos in the short end of the bond market, we have impeded Indian households taking refuge from high inflation by purchasing gold, we have resurrected gold smuggling, we have raised the possibility of reversing trade reforms. In return for what?

There are numerous problems that require the attention of the government. :-   Continue reading

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