3 Key Themes From Bank Earnings Reports

2019-10-24T03:24:37+00:00October 24th, 2019|Banks, Earnings Season, Indexes|

Earnings season is now in full swing. Banks led the way with a flurry of earnings reports reflecting key themes in the global economy:

  • The trade war is a constant worry for corporate clients and we are just beginning to see the financial markets impact.   
  • The US consumer economy is strong, but bank executives are seeing signs of growing unease. 
  • Banks are in a technological arms race that will require significant ongoing investment to stay competitive

BLX Bank Indexes

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Options Trading Strategies For Quantamental Alpha

2019-09-02T17:19:26+00:00August 20th, 2019|Earnings Derivatives, Indexes, Quantamental|

“Fundamental” analysis and “quantitative” analysis used to be separate.  Fundamental analysts read 10-Ks, built 3 statement models, and did channel checks,  leading a to a final qualitative buy or sell decision.  In contrast, quantitative analysts or “quants” built algorithms to scour mountains of market data for hidden signals on which to make ultra fast buy/sell decisions.  

Typically firms specialized in either fundamental analysis or quantitative analysis, but not both.   Larger multi-strategy firms might have both fundamental and quantitative strategies, but their analysts were likely to be […]

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