When the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began spreading to North America in late February 2020, the financial markets entered a period of historic volatility. Asset classes across the board quickly became unhinged as investors braced for an unprecedented global economic shutdown. Amid the early-summer Phase 1 reopen, a single phrase crept into the nomenclature of nearly… Read more.
This year has been a pivotal year in finance, with markets around the world exhibiting rare and extreme volatilities. The catalyst behind the turbulence was a true Black Swan event: the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that made a major global economic downturn appear inevitable. Let’s take a look at a few safe-haven trading strategies that… Read more.
On Inauguration Day 2017, the United States entered into a new era of economic policy toward China. Led by the commercially hawkish, nationalistic tone of the Trump administration, U.S.-China trade underwent a sweeping overhaul. Everything from agricultural subsidies to intellectual property theft came under intense scrutiny. The result was an extended period of saber-rattling, tough… Read more.
In the modern era, the global credit crunch of 2008 is the standard for financial crises. A product of toxic asset securitization and subprime mortgage lending, 2008 brought to light severe shortcomings in the world’s monetary system. Twelve years later, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has once again forced the hand of the U.S. Federal Reserve… Read more.
The 2020 outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has driven unprecedented participation in the global financial markets. Heavy daily traded volumes and extreme pricing volatility have become new norms. Although the risk profile is greatly enhanced, active traders are privy to rare opportunities.