Exciting Times as Volatility Returns

One of the major hallmarks of the Bull Run after the financial crisis was the lack of volatility. The implications of this lack of volatility has been dire. In the past few quarters, the trading revenues from big investment banks has fallen while others have been forced out. As shown in the chart below, the […]

Trump Allies Pushing for a Deal with Muller

Some of President Donald Trump’s key allies are urging him to compromise with the special counsel in the Russia probe, according to a new report. The president’s legal team and close advisors are exploring ways to avoid an in-person interview with Robert Mueller without stonewalling the investigation outright, Politico reported Wednesday. The development comes after […]

German Leaders Reach Breakthrough in Coalition Talks

Political leaders in Germany have reached a breakthrough in talks to form a new coalition government, following months of uncertainty after elections in September failed to produce an overall majority for any party. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian alliance (the CDU-CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD), led by Martin Schulz, have agreed on a deal […]

DAX Recovers After Falling to 5-Month Low

The DAX index has posted gains in the Wednesday session. Currently, the index is trading at 12,490.00, up 0.79% on the day. On the release front, German Industrial Production declined 0.6%, close to the estimate of -0.7%. This marked the third decline in four months. On Thursday, Germany releases Trade Balance. It’s been a volatile week […]