Forecasting Interest Rates and Applications workshop: December 22nd, 23rd

Interest Rate Forecasting and Modeling workshop The workshop is aimed at treasury, risk and fixed income investors who use interest rate forecasting tools for arbitrage, ALM, risk or credit policy decisions. Teaching methodology is based on intensive hands on model building and application cases. The workshop covers four different families of interest rate models starting…Read moreRead more

A risk applications textbook with a difference: Risk Frameworks, 2nd Edition is here

Ever since I started running risk management training workshops and teaching Executive MBA students, I had been looking for a textbook that walked the middle ground between plain English, as few mathematical equations as possible and exactly the right topics I needed to teach. It had to be concise and to the point yet cover…Read moreRead more is now live

Eight months ago I asked myself a simple question. Is it possible to make money online selling content and advertising to people I haven’t met with only Google as a facilitator. The general answer I had received over the past few years was yes but the details about “how” were missing. Three friends held out…Read moreRead more

Crude oil and gold price update: Oil on the rise while gold declines

Crude oil, as we expected yesterday, continued its rally on Tuesday on the back of strong data from the Chinese economy and on the high expectations of second round of quantitative easing this week, especially after the quarterly US GDP figures showed less than expected growth last Friday. Light sweet crude oil for December delivery…Read moreRead more

Crude oil price insight: Oil rises with reports of increased China’s PMI and weak dollar

China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing released the official PMI for China today, which showed an increase in its PMI of 0.9, rising from 53.8 in September to 54.7, indicating strong growth. HSBC China manufacturing PMI was also released today which showed an increase from 52.9 to 54.8. This increase in China’s PMI left a…Read moreRead more

USD price insight: 50 factors that affect the value of the USD

A very good link which talks about a number of factors that determine the value of the US dollar: So next time you need to determine the outlook for USD, consider the outlook of these factors to determine which the USD is most likely to move.

Silver price update: Silver on the rise

Silver was seen to be having a bullish trend in today’s trading in the Asian market. Silver for December delivery was trading $0.411 or 1.67% higher at $24.975 per troy ounce at 0632 GMT in the Globex e-trading session. Weak USD has been responsible for this recent increase in the price of precious metals. At…Read moreRead more

Crude oil review: Week in review

Crude oil prices last week saw considerable fluctuations, mostly because of the uncertainty over the size of QE2 which overshadowed the market the whole week. Such was the volatility in the price of crude oil that the week saw price of crude oil for December delivery above $83/barrel and below $81/barrel as well. At 0323GMT,…Read moreRead more