Paris Conference 2019 – Program

Session 1   INSEEC U – Campus Eiffel, 10 rue Sextius Michel 75015, Paris : ROOM EM224   9:30am Passive Investment Bubble Damir Tokic Editor-in-Chief Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance/International University of Monaco   9:45am Exploring the difference between implied volatilities of options embedded in convertible bonds and exchange-traded options and its contributing factors Tanawit… Read More

US Dollar Index Turning Point

US dollar Index (UUP) is currently breaking below the key support – 200 day moving average. Is this a head-fake, like in June, or is it a major turning point, indicating further US Dollar depreciation? The recent uptrend in US Dollar index started in April of 2018, with the beginning on trade war escalations, which… Read More

Timing the Stock Market Top

We follow a simple stock market investing strategy: stay invested in stocks as long as you don’t expect a recession within the next 6-12 months. Tactically, we also aim to short the stock market as a recession approaches. However, timing the stock market top is notoriously difficult. Selling stocks in anticipation of a recession could… Read More

G20 Osaka 19: US-China Trade War Update

At the G20 meeting in Osaka, the US and China agreed to a trade war truce, whereby no additional tariffs would be levied, and to continue talks, which would eventually result in a cancellation of all tariffs. Further, China made the concession to potentially buy more US farm goods, while US made the concession to potentially… Read More

Bear Market in US Stocks?

S&P 500 (SPY) reached the peak in April 2019, and still remains near the peak. However, the financial sector (XLF), the industrial sector (XLI), the materials sectors (XLB), and the consumer staples sector (XLP) all peaked in January 2018, while the energy sector (XLE) continues the downtrend since 2014. The healthcare sector (XLV) peaked in… Read More