Financial Derivatives

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Emerging Market GDPs are a Trap

Prudent investors are correcting in wondering why the emerging markets need stimulus packages when they are growing at impressive rates. Either the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers do not represent the true state of affairs within these economies, or GDP declarations by governments are largely... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cyclical Case for Equities no Longer Valid

Recent facts from the emerging markets demand that American corporations conduct a fundamental review of the nature, quality and behaviour of their offshore assets. And stock analysts recommending long positions in American companies with significant overseas income flows need to recognize that the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Why these central bank rate cuts are simply not working

Three-month Libor settled at 4.75% today, and as the spread between three-month treasuries and three-month Libor (TED spread) breached the 400bp barrier. Are these indicators of liquidity simply awaiting adjustment following the completion of the Lehman Brothers credit default swap auction on... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Why Equities must follow debt meltdown

While the turmoil in the debt markets is set to continue, despite the passage of the bailout package, Wall Street analysts are now busy making the case for equities. “There are unique buying opportunities out there today,” is a classic refrain in the television and print media. Really? Wilful... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Credit Quality heading for total catastrophe

Wall Street analysts and prominent economists are trying to convince investors that the worst of the mortgage debt crisis may well be over, and that the fundamentals disclose a sustainable basis for a gradual turnaround. In reality, unless there is a dramatic adjustment in the pricing of loans... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Equity or Debt? Which is Cheaper?

An overwhelming majority of mining juniors are engaged in a continuous struggle to raise equity at the best possible corporate valuations. Given the existing levels of their share prices, are they simply creating dilution for their shareholders? Is debt, or convertible debt, a much more viable... Sign in to see full entry.

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