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  1. Fearful of the past

    The VIX index, a.k.a. the Fear Index, has risen this year. A reason to be scared?

  2. Banking on bond market growth

    Connect the dots: 1) Record-high global corporate bond issuance. 2) A very competitive price of risk, compared to bank loans.

  3. Slave to flows

    I bet you never really worried about the comovement of stocks (provided you ever gave it a thought). With steadily increasing assets under passive management, maybe you should.

  4. Merry Xmas Everybody

    I’ve opted for a slight twist this time. No figures, no rumination on market whims, no mathematics.

  5. The paramount choice

    The importance of asset allocation? Lock stock and barrel. Or not that much, really. Or something in between.