In this age of corporate and sovereign solvency risk, we correspond with Mohamed El-Erian, co-chief investment officer of PIMCO, the world’s largest bond trader, with more than $1 trillion in assets under management
The best traders often joke that the way to make money is not to lose it in the first place. All traders and systems lose money at times, but you don’t want to compound that reality by making these mistakes.
Financial reform was signed into law six months ago and regulators have been busy moving it from theory to a rules-based structure. Now, hopes and reality are starting to clash as challenges arise for all participants
Last year, world economies faced fears of national default and slower than hoped for growth. As 2011 begins, programs are in place on either side of the Atlantic to try and combat both of these problems
The May “flash crash” sent a chill down the markets’ collective spine, but there’s still no consensus on how to deal with collateral damage from such unforeseen events. Here’s a peek inside this complex debate
Last month we wrote about ratio condors (unbalanced condor) and how they can allow you to maintain a bullish position while protecting yourself against a dramatic downward spike. It can work in the reverse
In the second possible case in 2010 of a corner in a commodity market, an unknown buyer, reportedly a JP Morgan Chase customer, has stockpiled up to 80% of the copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME)