An OPEC deal to reduce oil production failed to bring down world inventories as countries such as the US and Lybia continue incrementing their levels of production, which has caused prices to slide substantially as a result. However, these prices are reaching unsustainable levels, and with world consumption expected to rise, there is a lot of hope … More OIL? For Bullish Investors Over 3 years
At current levels of volatility, investors may not be contented with the Coupon returns of newly priced Notes. Does this mean that the happy days are over? Maybe, maybe not. We can’t say for sure whether volatility would improve six months down the road, but we have come up with a temporary solution for the … More Can’t find the perfect structured product pricing?
By Brian Barral From crushing candy on the subway to work, to the mother-in-law that insists Wii Tennis is real exercise, gaming is an essential part of everyday life. Quantum leaps in technology has given individuals access to interactive entertainment at home, on-the-move and even….at work (don’t tell my boss). With more and more people embracing … More Press ‘Start’ to enter the $91.8 billion Gaming Industry
As we know, pricing of most structured products are usually reliant on volatility levels since they are are made up of a different type of options. This article generically shows how volatility affects the different popular structures available.
Previously, we wrote about how guaranteed coupon investments could possibly be worse than conditional coupon investments in certain scenarios.
It is easy for investors to be seduced by the phrase “GUARANTEED Coupons” when designing his or her bespoke product.
However, it may not always be the most efficient course of action. … More 3 Reasons why Guaranteed coupons are NOT always superior (Part 1 of 2 Series)