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Operation Mars Bar

All eyes are again focused on central banks and whether or not to push the throttle further. In Europe, one possible scenario which was circulating – and hinted by Mario Draghi during the last rate setting session – involved a potential “negative rate”. The current ECB corridor is 0% (bank deposit rate excess reserves) – 50%…

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Operation Mars Bar

  All eyes are again focused on central banks and whether or not to push the throttle further. In Europe, one possible scenario which was circulating – and hinted by Mario Draghi during the last rate setting session – involved a potential “negative rate”. The current ECB corridor is 0% (bank deposit rate excess reserves) –…

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Operation Mars Bar

All eyes are again focused on central banks and whether or not to push the throttle further. In Europe, one possible scenario which was circulating – and hinted by Mario Draghi during the last rate setting session – involved a potential “negative rate”. The current ECB corridor is 0% (bank deposit rate excess reserves) – 50%…

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2012 - Straight cold players - 2013

“Life without music would be a mistake” – Friedrich Nietzsche. So before turning over to the 2012 review and 2013 outlook, let’s just have a quick playful stop first by way of introduction : most likely the best ouverture of all ouvertures ever made, 18th century purest form of Rock & Roll avant la lettre : Figaro, a controversial…

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2012 - Straight cold players - 2013

“Life without music would be a mistake” – Friedrich Nietzsche. So before turning over to the 2012 review and 2013 outlook, let’s just have a quick playful stop first by way of introduction : most likely the best ouverture of all ouvertures ever made, 18th century purest form of Rock & Roll avant la lettre : Figaro, a controversial…

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2012 - Straight cold players - 2013

“Life without music would be a mistake” – Friedrich Nietzsche. So before turning over to the 2012 review and 2013 outlook, let’s just have a quick playful stop first by way of introduction : most likely the best ouverture of all ouvertures ever made, 18th century purest form of Rock & Roll avant la lettre : Figaro, a controversial…

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Bubble complacency revisited

Complacency is usually a recipe for disaster and financial markets are no exception. Most common bubbles we have experienced throughout history mainly focus on overpricing risk and risk assets, usually stocks or high yield bonds. But when it comes to bonds these days, we have been going into bubble territory deeper and deeper by the day. Most people would argue…

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Screen shot 2012-12-11 at 2.57.36 PM.png

Bubble complacency revisited

Complacency is usually a recipe for disaster and financial markets are no exception. Most common bubbles we have experienced throughout history mainly focus on overpricing risk and risk assets, usually stocks or high yield bonds. But when it comes to bonds these days, we have been going into bubble territory deeper and deeper by the day. Most people would argue…

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Screen shot 2012-12-11 at 2.57.36 PM.png

Bubble complacency revisited

Complacency is usually a recipe for disaster and financial markets are no exception. Most common bubbles we have experienced throughout history mainly focus on overpricing risk and risk assets, usually stocks or high yield bonds. But when it comes to bonds these days, we have been going into bubble territory deeper and deeper by the day. Most people would argue…

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Market update : Not a single gun shot fired...

“Never underestimate the power of denial” – Ricky Fitts, American Beauty. It has been a while we reported on the European sovereign debt crisis so we thought it being appropriate to give a quick update. Greece finally has secured a new deal with the Troika but no new haircuts are involved. So no new debt relief. We had an interesting interview…

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