Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Bank stress tests to trade or invest?

Here we go again. Europe is about to take its latest stab at the quality of assets in its banking system. In the absence of any shocks, savings pools/funds will continue to own shares in this sector… but should they? 

October 24th, 2014 by

Financials

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Europe: Is the herd bond trade unravelling?

Yesterday we wrote about our concerns re Europe and the optimistic view that all euro sovereign bond yields should trend down as if we were on the road to Japan. We didn’t have to wait long to witness investor pain…..

October 15th, 2014 by

Debt

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Banks: Technology with a Twitter twist….

As we await stress tests for European banks you do wonder how focused banks can be on technology and consumer trends. With a litany of regulatory and litigation issues still on desks many could be left behind….

October 14th, 2014 by

Financials

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Rio Tinto: An unpolished precious asset?

Amid the volatility and falling share prices check out the strength of Rio Tinto. We have a few thoughts and a helpful graphic from our friends at ActivateAlpha….

October 14th, 2014 by

Value

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Is this the best trade of the year?

Ok, so we have been banging on about delusional prospects for the oil price for ages so a 20% fall in Brent pricing in recent months is no huge surprise. But who would have picked the following as the other … Continue reading

October 14th, 2014 by

Debt

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Europe is not Japan, it might be worse…..

This writer was listening to a former EU commissioner speak in recent days and it wasn’t Germany’s rapidly deteriorating growth which bothered him. He readily acknowledged structural reform issues but his big worry was nationalism wrapped in populist politics…

October 14th, 2014 by

Editorial

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