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  1. Top 20 Hedge Funds List

    Excellent 2015 edition of the Barron's Best 100 Hedge Funds list. Many of the funds on the list fly under the radar on WSO. I am sure that people working in the industry have heard about most of those these funds, but probably ca. 50% have never been ...

    25 comments - 4 silver bananas - May 25 2015 - 10:09am -

  2. Can QE save the Euro?

    After sustaining long disagreements with German leaders, the European Central Bank finally announced Draghi’s victory with QE to be launched in Europe. QE in the Euro would witness bond purchases of 60 Billion Euros per month for at least a horizon of 19 ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2015 - 8:00pm -

  3. Recent Safe Havens for when the Market Takes a Hit

      Quote   Bookmark   An interesting dynamic was at play in the market's most recent connection. Money wasn't following into bonds, gold, or oil- it was flowing into the Franc, Euro, and Yen. The markets have rebounded fast and furiously off the ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2015 - 6:05pm -

  4. Negative bond yields

    Quote Just want to check my understanding on this. A government issuing a bond at a negative yield implies they are charging you, for example, $1,010 in exchange for $1,000 one year from now. Who would buy this? Or are yields negative relative to a discou ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2015 - 11:10am -

  5. Free Bloomberg alternative for EM bonds

      Quote   Bookmark   Hey everyone, we're making a market data platform for traders called TRDATA, which is absolutely free to use and currently has FI coverage in CIS, and partly Europe, Africa & Middle East. For some our instruments in Ukraine w ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2015 - 7:27am -

  6. FI Trading Down?

      Quote   Bookmark   What do you guys think is driving FI trading profits down at the big banks? Seems to me across the board the BB 's have decreased.. trading BB bonds FI ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 21 2015 - 7:44am -

  7. Bond modeling test help

    Quote Hello fellow monkeys, I just got a modeling test for a DCM role. I will finish it after work tonight and was hoping someone would be willing to check it over quickly. Anyone willing to help? Thanks bonds modeling test ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2015 - 11:18am -

  8. "It is different this time."- Rate hikes, Dollar strength, S&P 500 correction incoming?

    Is it really different this time round? More often than not that phrase tends to go around the room, with various reasons justifying how the current scenario is different from the previous ones and the implications around it. Whilst backward looking, hist ...

    19 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 29 2014 - 5:02am -

  9. How would you convince your Client that a "higher" yield bond does not really give a higher yield?

    Quote Saw this question on an interview guide but had no answer. Does it have to do with the relation between the nominal yield and the current yield? Or is it relating to YTM? bonds ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2015 - 11:22pm -

  10. What Is A Bond?

    A bond is a financial product that allows an investor to lend money to a company or government. The company or government issues a bond that is essentially an IOU, which is then purchased by investors. Investors will receive the full amount (principal) at ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 4:30am -

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