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Currency War Series

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After several years of extremely loose monetary policy, the U.S. Federal Reserve intends to start tightening, for clear reasons, markets will remain focused on the crucial event, which is set to have a major impact on almost all asset classes. Economic data releases will provide clues to the robustness of economies- some of which are vulnerable to investment outflows as higher rates make U.S. assets more attractive. Emerging economies are already struggling to support currencies hit by Fed rate hike expectations and will lead to intensified currency wars further. In this exclusive series we will provide insightful analysis and views on central banks decisions, emerging markets currencies, Fed's tools for managing monetary cycle, investment outflows, including direct government intervention, the imposition of capital controls, and, indirectly, quantitative easing.
After several years of extremely loose monetary policy, the U.S. Federal Reserve intends to start tightening, for clear reasons, markets will remain focused on the crucial event, which is set to have a major impact on almost all asset classes. Economic data releases will provide clues to the robustness of economies- some of which are vulnerable to investment outflows as higher rates make U.S. assets more attractive. Emerging economies are already struggling to support currencies hit by Fed rate hike expectations and will lead to intensified currency wars further. In this exclusive series we will provide insightful analysis and views on central banks decisions, emerging markets currencies, Fed's tools for managing monetary cycle, investment outflows, including direct government intervention, the imposition of capital controls, and, indirectly, quantitative easing.

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Islamic Finance Series

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In this series, we aim to provide the latest news from the Islamic Financial Sector: from emerging Islamic economies across Africa and Asia to industry leaders such as Malaysia and the GCC along with developed nations in Europe and the Americas seeking to enter the sector.
In this series, we aim to provide the latest news from the Islamic Financial Sector: from emerging Islamic economies across Africa and Asia to industry leaders such as Malaysia and the GCC along with developed nations in Europe and the Americas seeking to enter the sector.

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Currency Peg Series

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Trading a peg-break/withdrawal has been one of the most successful trades in history. George Soros name went into financial history as he successfully traded peg break of UK pound and German Deutsche Mark earning about a Billion Dollar. These opportunities still persists in modern financial market, evident by 40% appreciation of Euro-Franc in January peg withdrawal by Swiss National Bank. In this series, we hunt for such opportunities.
Trading a peg-break/withdrawal has been one of the most successful trades in history. George Soros name went into financial history as he successfully traded peg break of UK pound and German Deutsche Mark earning about a Billion Dollar. These opportunities still persists in modern financial market, evident by 40% appreciation of Euro-Franc in January peg withdrawal by Swiss National Bank. In this series, we hunt for such opportunities.

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Demonetization Series

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Demonetization is the act of stripping a currency unit of its status as legal tender. Some reasons include to combat inflation, to combat corruption, and to discourage a cash system. The process of demonetization involves either introducing new notes or coins of the same currency or completely replacing the old currency with new digital currency.
Demonetization is the act of stripping a currency unit of its status as legal tender. Some reasons include to combat inflation, to combat corruption, and to discourage a cash system. The process of demonetization involves either introducing new notes or coins of the same currency or completely replacing the old currency with new digital currency.

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US Election Series

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US election is a must watch global events, where democrats and republicans fight out for the top job, years ahead of the D-day, to become the most powerful person in global politics. While financial markets usually tends to ignore, day to day happenings in the race, which is one of the longest in the world, an investor and long term positional traders can't ignore its vast implications, that reach from foreign to fiscal policies, impacting fund flows for years to come. As the fight has reached next stage and within next few months US would be choosing its presidential nominees for grand finale that ends on November the 4th, in this series we bring about the latest vitals to our readers, while safeguarding the trivia.
US election is a must watch global events, where democrats and republicans fight out for the top job, years ahead of the D-day, to become the most powerful person in global politics. While financial markets usually tends to ignore, day to day happenings in the race, which is one of the longest in the world, an investor and long term positional traders can't ignore its vast implications, that reach from foreign to fiscal policies, impacting fund flows for years to come. As the fight has reached next stage and within next few months US would be choosing its presidential nominees for grand finale that ends on November the 4th, in this series we bring about the latest vitals to our readers, while safeguarding the trivia.

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Zika Virus Crisis

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As of early 2016, the most widespread outbreak of Zika virus in history is ongoing in the Americas. The outbreak began in April 2015 in Brazil, and subsequently spread to other countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. In January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the virus was likely to spread throughout the majority of the Americas by the end of the year. Subsequently, in February 2016, the WHO declared the virus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
As of early 2016, the most widespread outbreak of Zika virus in history is ongoing in the Americas. The outbreak began in April 2015 in Brazil, and subsequently spread to other countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. In January 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the virus was likely to spread throughout the majority of the Americas by the end of the year. Subsequently, in February 2016, the WHO declared the virus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.

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Social Media Revolution Series

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Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. In this series, we look at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law.
Social media has revolutionised how we communicate. In this series, we look at how it has changed the media, politics, health, education and the law.

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Crisis Alpha Series

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‘Crisis alpha’ here refers to profits made by exploiting trends in markets during times of crisis. Most investment strategies are susceptible to suffering devastating losses during equity market crisis. Given this, for almost any investor, the key to finding true diversification is in finding an investment which is able to deliver performance during these turbulent periods. The recent losses of the equity crisis have also reinforced to investors the importance of diversification to other asset classes and it is well known that diversified Managed Futures strategies tend to perform well when equity markets take losses, making them an excellent candidate for diversifying a portfolio. In this series, we will cover real stories and strategies that are designed to deliver a 'crisis alpha' stream for investors who worry about their long-only exposure in global equity markets.
‘Crisis alpha’ here refers to profits made by exploiting trends in markets during times of crisis. Most investment strategies are susceptible to suffering devastating losses during equity market crisis. Given this, for almost any investor, the key to finding true diversification is in finding an investment which is able to deliver performance during these turbulent periods. The recent losses of the equity crisis have also reinforced to investors the importance of diversification to other asset classes and it is well known that diversified Managed Futures strategies tend to perform well when equity markets take losses, making them an excellent candidate for diversifying a portfolio. In this series, we will cover real stories and strategies that are designed to deliver a 'crisis alpha' stream for investors who worry about their long-only exposure in global equity markets.

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Negative Rates Series

32 Articles

In this exclusive series, we cover on negative rates and its fallacies and implications on global economy. Two fundamental ideas underlying this series are (1) the world may have moved from a positive carry to a negative carry and (2) negative rates are contradictory.
In this exclusive series, we cover on negative rates and its fallacies and implications on global economy. Two fundamental ideas underlying this series are (1) the world may have moved from a positive carry to a negative carry and (2) negative rates are contradictory.

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Panama Papers Series

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The Panama Papers form a leaked set of 11.5 million confidential documents created by the Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca that provide detailed information on more than 214,000 offshore companies, including the identities of shareholders and directors. The documents identify (as directors and shareholders of such companies) current government leaders from five countries — Argentina, Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates — as well as government officials, close relatives and close associates of various heads of government of more than 40 other countries, including Brazil, China, Peru, France, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Syria and the United Kingdom. Comprising documents created since the 1970s that amount to 2.6 terabytes of data, the papers were supplied to the Süddeutsche Zeitung in August 2015 by an anonymous source, and subsequently to the U.S.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The papers were distributed to and analyzed by about 400 journalists at 107 media organizations in more than 80 countries. The first news reports based on the set, along with 149 of the documents themselves, were published on April 3, 2016, and a full list of companies is to be released in early May 2016.
The Panama Papers form a leaked set of 11.5 million confidential documents created by the Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca that provide detailed information on more than 214,000 offshore companies, including the identities of shareholders and directors. The documents identify (as directors and shareholders of such companies) current government leaders from five countries — Argentina, Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates — as well as government officials, close relatives and close associates of various heads of government of more than 40 other countries, including Brazil, China, Peru, France, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Syria and the United Kingdom. Comprising documents created since the 1970s that amount to 2.6 terabytes of data, the papers were supplied to the Süddeutsche Zeitung in August 2015 by an anonymous source, and subsequently to the U.S.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The papers were distributed to and analyzed by about 400 journalists at 107 media organizations in more than 80 countries. The first news reports based on the set, along with 149 of the documents themselves, were published on April 3, 2016, and a full list of companies is to be released in early May 2016.

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Paris Fallout Series

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Amid series of terror strikes in one or other major parts of the world investors are focused on international security issues and bracing out for safer assets. In light of the 'Paris Fallout' we exclusively provide readers an analytical and insightful views on European markets, geo-politics, economic threats and security concerns.
Amid series of terror strikes in one or other major parts of the world investors are focused on international security issues and bracing out for safer assets. In light of the 'Paris Fallout' we exclusively provide readers an analytical and insightful views on European markets, geo-politics, economic threats and security concerns.

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Briferendum Series

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​UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s clinching a deal with 27 members of European Union, paved the way for UK’s referendum on EU on June 23rd. Mark your calendars. With poll showing close call and heavy weights like London mayor Boris Johnson joining the exit camp, it’s no telling upfront, which side may prevail. Just like Mr. Cameron, promised to campaign in favour of stay with heart and soul, we promise to bring our readers latest ins and outs, surrounding the referendum as well as UK asset class, FTSE 100, Gilts and Pound.​
​UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s clinching a deal with 27 members of European Union, paved the way for UK’s referendum on EU on June 23rd. Mark your calendars. With poll showing close call and heavy weights like London mayor Boris Johnson joining the exit camp, it’s no telling upfront, which side may prevail. Just like Mr. Cameron, promised to campaign in favour of stay with heart and soul, we promise to bring our readers latest ins and outs, surrounding the referendum as well as UK asset class, FTSE 100, Gilts and Pound.​

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