Tag: Volatility

Volatility

And Another Thing…

We should not be blind-sided by the relative calm at this week’s quarter end WM Fix, the fact is FX market conditions are as bad as I can remember them in my almost 43 years in the industry – and that includes countless multi-big figure days (or hours sometimes). The difference when those conditions hit […]

In the FICC of It

It’s an all Profit & Loss affair for this week’s podcast as Colin Lambert is joined by P&L’s editor-in-chief Julie Ros to run through a long agenda in these “interesting” times. This being the podcast Lambert can’t resist a little cynicism to kick off as he “praises” some market analysts’ abilities, but Ros easily pulls […]

In the FICC of It

There is one theme for the podcast this week – the FX market’s ongoing challenges in the current volatile environment. Joining Colin Lambert, managing editor of Profit & Loss is Rob Loft, founder and CEO of performance consultants Harvey Loft, to talk through the issues, starting with a perspective of how markets have handled the […]

And Another Thing…

I occasionally get the odd bit of grief from those who disagree with my views, no more so than when I criticise the shift towards an equities market model. Criticism has never bothered me, someone much smarter and more successful than me once told me she preferred to talk to people who disagreed with her […]

And Finally…

There’s nothing like a crisis to bring out the best and worst in people and the Covid-19 calamity is right up there with the best of them. Overall though, in terms of markets, I am not that surprised by how things have gone, indeed I am a little bemused at the amount of people who […]

In the FICC of It

The podcast lives up to its name this week with an in-depth look at conditions in fixed income, credit and FX markets as volatility spikes continue in markets generally. After a few observations on bitcoin’s failure to live up to its hype as a hedge in times of turmoil and conditions in the FX market […]

In the FICC of It

The is one subject on the agenda for this week’s podcast – the return of volatility to FX markets. Joining P&L’s managing editor Colin Lambert to discuss the issue are David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Group, and Joel Kruger, currency strategist at LMAX Exchange. After Kruger provides his view of current conditions in, and drivers […]

And Finally…

In this column on February 10 I bemoaned the lack of risk takers in markets, noting that the surge in passive investing in equities markets meant that inevitably the market swings, especially during corrections, will be wild. The last week has kind of highlighted what I meant, it is to be hoped that CTAs and […]