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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Short Covering Rally and Snapbacks

Short Covering Rally, this is what we are seeing. Well that is the word on the ground among some trader communities. 

Is this a snap back or the start of a recovery?

In this blog, we are going to look at what a Short Covering Rally is and where the market is going.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Resilience and Business Continuity

Resilience is perhaps the most important aspect of a solid business continuity program but when it comes to practice, operational continuity would become the measure of resilience.

The question we are asking today is; which industry sectors or which companies are most resilient?

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Volcker me sideways

Volcker me sideways, as the saying goes. Sorry its not a well-known term but I think its about time someone coined it. Really, jokes aside, this Volcker thingy is a vulgar beast and the US regulators need to think long and hard before pushing ahead with the ruling to the letter. 

Interpretations are important as we shall see and sound regulatory guidance will be one of the key factors for determining whether an investment banks business model remains viable at all and whether the ruling itself is effective in any manner.  What might be worse, is that the Volcker rule may encourage the very disorder it is designed to prevent and in this blog we will take a look at some of these issues.