Lehman Brothers

Soros' Worst Trade

"...the seller was high-stakes Wall Street investor, George Soros. 'You ought to talk to George about that trade, if he’ll talk to you', Rubin suggests... 'Motty. He was long up the ying yang and he panicked." I just remember it as the day I out-traded the great George Soros."

 

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The calculated risks that a financial institution takes when investing is best understood by the institution itself, not the government or any outside party. So, shouldn’t these banks determine how to utilize their capital if they are the ones who best understand the risks they take?

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Why was international financial officialdom so eager to raise banks’ capital-asset ratios? The starting point for the global bank capital obsession is found in Britain and its infamous Northern Rock affair. Indeed, this was the true beginning of the Great Financial Crisis and the Great Recession.

The Most Important Chart For Stocks

"Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, central banks have bought $10.8 trillion in assets, and that liquidity has propelled financial markets all over the world. Now it appears that we are on the cusp of global synchronized monetary tightening..."

Goldman Sachs On What Happens Next - Recession, War, Or Goldilocks

After several months of low volatility across assets since mid-2016, particularly in equities, markets were more volatile last week owing to fears of central bank tightening. Volatility picked up first in FX and rates, and then spilled over to equities. However, as Goldman notes, this might not be the end of the low vol regime yet.