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US Banks - Geronimo on a horse with no name

Despite several headwinds facing each and every developed nation, stock markets have made a fairly good run this year. Some sectors even shined, especially in the US. And it comes from an unexpected angle when looking at this through the glass of a European observer: Financials. The S&P 500 financial sector total return index (81 members) posted a 30%…

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US Banks - Geronimo on a horse with no name

Despite several headwinds facing each and every developed nation, stock markets have made a fairly good run this year. Some sectors even shined, especially in the US. And it comes from an unexpected angle when looking at this through the glass of a European observer: Financials. The S&P 500 financial sector total return index (81 members) posted a 30%…

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US Banks - Geronimo on a horse with no name

Despite several headwinds facing each and every developed nation, stock markets have made a fairly good run this year. Some sectors even shined, especially in the US. And it comes from an unexpected angle when looking at this through the glass of a European observer: Financials. The S&P 500 financial sector total return index (81 members) posted a 30%…

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Sunday's cup of tea : "Show" me instead of "Trust" me

This week we came across a nice article by Laurence Kotlikoff. The guy isn’t exactly popular in the US because some time ago, he calculated that the true fiscal cliff is “slightly” larger than foreseen : the true US national debt is about $211 trillion instead of $14 trillion. But this time, Kotlikoff strikes quite hard when it comes in evaluating…

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Sunday's cup of tea : "Show" me instead of "Trust" me

This week we came across a nice article by Laurence Kotlikoff. The guy isn’t exactly popular in the US because some time ago, he calculated that the true fiscal cliff is “slightly” larger than foreseen : the true US national debt is about $211 trillion instead of $14 trillion. But this time, Kotlikoff strikes quite hard when it comes in evaluating…

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DSC_0238.jpg

Sunday's cup of tea : "Show" me instead of "Trust" me

This week we came across a nice article by Laurence Kotlikoff. The guy isn’t exactly popular in the US because some time ago, he calculated that the true fiscal cliff is “slightly” larger than foreseen : the true US national debt is about $211 trillion instead of $14 trillion. But this time, Kotlikoff strikes quite hard when it comes in evaluating…

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An update on the adventures in the landscape of banking

Before taking on the most important latest novelty – the main dish – a short appetizer on 2 items which also to a great extend stress the dangers of systemic risk still present today : 1) Yesterday the central bank of New Zealand urged its most important financial players to speed up their capital adequacy requirements : “Banks’ overall capital…

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An update on the adventures in the landscape of banking

Before taking on the most important latest novelty – the main dish – a short appetizer on 2 items which also to a great extend stress the dangers of systemic risk still present today : 1) Yesterday the central bank of New Zealand urged its most important financial players to speed up their capital adequacy requirements : “Banks’ overall capital…

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3876337-businessman-in-pinstripe-suit-and-traditional-bowler-hat-with-umbrella-reading-the-financial-newspap.jpg

An update on the adventures in the landscape of banking

Before taking on the most important latest novelty – the main dish – a short appetizer on 2 items which also to a great extend stress the dangers of systemic risk still present today : 1) Yesterday the central bank of New Zealand urged its most important financial players to speed up their capital adequacy requirements : “Banks’ overall capital…

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"The Fear Index"

“Dear investor. Over the past 3 years, Hoffmann has generated Alpha of 112%. That”s why we twice have been voted Algorithmic Hedge Fund of the Year. It’s now our opinion that our new system, VIXAL-4, is robust enough to cope with portfolio extension…. I agree, we can’t analyze every aspect of human behavior in the markets and…

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  2. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @Schuldensuehner @welt That’s a solution for Italy, and a systemic problem for the eurozone.about 8 hours ago
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  4. EconopolisEconopolis said: Wil nu toch het toeval dat onze blogpost van vorige vrijdag de titel "De toekomst is tech" droeg! #ontopofthings Le… https://t.co/aJi6uXLchHabout 9 hours ago