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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 ...

    - May 25 2015 - 10:09am - 25 comments

  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 ...

    - Mar 21 2015 - 8:00pm - 26 comments

  3. Negative bond yields

    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 discount ...

    - Apr 9 2015 - 11:10am - 23 comments

  4. FI Trading Down?

    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 ...

    - Jan 21 2015 - 7:44am - 25 comments

  5. "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, ...

    - Sep 29 2014 - 5:02am - 19 comments

  6. Bond modeling test help

    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 ...

    - Mar 17 2015 - 11:18am - 7 comments

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

    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 ...

    - Jan 16 2015 - 11:22pm - 9 comments

  8. Investing in bonds in a rates hike environment

    Out of interest, is there any way to invest in bonds in an environment when US rates will be rising? bonds ...

    - Oct 4 2014 - 6:10pm - 14 comments

  9. Question about Bond Market Type

    Hey guys, I have a basic question about bonds I was hoping you could answer. I'm a beginner, so please take it easy on me. To my understanding, a bear market for bonds (as with any other security) is when the prices fall. But this also means that ...

    - Aug 25 2014 - 4:27pm - 14 comments

  10. Crash Course on Debt Investing?

    I have an interview with one of the major ratings agency coming up for an entry level position in about a week. I've been trading stocks since I was 10, so talking about stocks comes much more naturally. As far as bonds go, I only know what I've ...

    - Sep 21 2014 - 11:58pm - 10 comments

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