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Tag Archive 'Capital Markets'

Affordable Protection?

Credit Default Protection received reasonably unappealing press over the past few years. But if price is the core signal, then where are we now that prices are cheap?

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Spreading Expectations

This article reviews the potential for five year fixed for floating swap spreads in highlighting some shifts in core inflation measures as they relate to the US Economy.

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This site’s push for long duration with minimal cash-flow is comparable to a rare form of debentures: are Perpetuals a valid option for Sovereign debt issuers?

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A quick review of a the VIX term structure as it stands now compared to start of year prices.

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Tricky VIXy

VIX is moving again and, as in her habit, she is moving hard and fast. If you like that kind of rough tumble action then this post might give you some insights into her enticing curves.

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The Gridlock Yield

The US Government showdown promises to be a headline grabber over the next few months. But could a gridlock yield positive news for the global economy?

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A VIXen Curve

There are few things nicer in the early hours of the morning than seeing a smoothly convex term structure (or maybe that’s just me). This article reviews the progress over the VIX term structure and, what appears to be, some progression from steepness to smoothness.

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