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Activist Investors ?

Investing, at its core, is often about identification of a pricing anomaly and, thereafter, realization of profit from its correction. The approach of some investors is to take positions and hold onto them in the belief that the market will, over time, also come to recognize the anomaly and correct the value naturally. Others, however, […]

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Asset-Swap Spread (ASW) & Zero-volatility spread ( Z-spread)

Definition ASW The difference between the yield of a bond and the LIBOR curve, expressed in basis points. The asset-swap spread is designed to show the credit risk associated with the bond. Analysts will typically look at both the Z-spread and the asset-swap spread to see if there are discrepancies in a bond’s price. Unlike […]

Citigroup Economic Surprise Index

Posted on June 21, 2011 by Babak The Citigroup Economic Surprise Indexes are a clever concoction that measures the variations in the gap between the expectations and the real economic data. The input consists of the actual econometric data that moves foreign exchange markets – the bigger the data moves forex markets, the more significant […]

A Good explanation of CDOs (Collateralized Debt Obligations)

By Kimberly Amadeo, About.com Guide Definition: CDOs, or Collateralized Debt Obligations, are sophisticated financial tools thatbanks use to repackage individual loans into a product that can be sold to investors on the secondary market. These packages consist of auto loans, credit card debt, mortgages or corporate debt. They are called collateralized because the promised repayment of the loans […]

Wikipedia contents: Economics/Financial markets/Banking/Corporate finance/Personal finance/Public finance

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Quantitative easing

Quantitative easing (QE) is an unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when monetary policy has become ineffective. A central bank implements quantitative easing by buying financial assets from commercial banks and other private institutions, thus creating money and injecting a pre-determined quantity of money into the economy. This is […]