Monthly Archives: December 2016
A look back at 13 market predictions for a most unpredictable year.
With the end of oil trading year 2016 in sight, the most surprising moment for many industry observers was the revelation late in the annual cycle that Russia would work with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to lower crude produ… Continue reading
UK companies ‘linked to Azerbaijan pipeline bribery scandal’
Documents filed with the Latvian courts allege that Armut helped siphon off $230m of funds paid by the hedge fund Hermitage Capital Management to the Russian treasury. The scandal involved an organised Russian criminal syndicate, the Klyuev Group, …
The open-outcry trading floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange in lower Manhattan will shut down after markets close Friday, the latest step in the inexorable shift toward electronic trading.
The S&P 500 is starting off with high expectations. A number of factors could make it go higher but there are headwinds. Continue reading
Most who are involved in the financial markets are happy that 2016 is finally over. It is been a year that has demonstrated the difficulty of predicting markets and politics based on traditional methods of analysis that are not based on hard market dat… Continue reading
When you think of emerging markets, what comes to mind? Growth opportunities are likely first on the list … followed ever so closely by stomach-churning volatility. What you probably don’t think about is income. But even in EMs, investors can dredge up some considerable dividend yield. We all know the basic emerging […] Continue reading
It’s been a great year for high-yield bonds. If you’ve held them during 2016, congratulations. But if you’re like me, you’re probably wondering whether to keep holding or take your profits and invest them somewhere else. That’s the question I’m facing with a high-yield bond fund that has gone up over 22% […] Continue reading
The euphoria that took the U.S. stock market to all-time highs on great expectations of fiscal spending and tax reforms, has begun to fizzle out and the next few weeks could make for some soggy price action, according to analysts
Equity, macro hedge funds look to bounce back
“Overall it has been a challenging year for hedge funds due to a lack of net asset inflows into the industry and difficult performance results,” said Zeynep Meric-Smith, Co-Lead for UK Hedge Funds at EY. Martin Kallstrom, head of alternative …