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Causal Capital - Knowledge Capital Specialists

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Okay the Bank for International Settlements relents and let's slip about its insecurity on threats from the onslaught of noise from the cryptocurrency corner in a new publication it has titled "looking beyond the hype".

Right up front, here we go:

"They [ cryptocurrencies ] garner attention because th...

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The last week of market madness [LINK] should be a stark reminder to all of us that [1] Donald Trump may not be the reason for the market highs [LINK] (nothing unexpected there) and [2] as a community, we haven't learned too much since the Global Financial Crisis. The good old saying for bubbles, wh...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Papers on disruptive technology or the companies that are researching and developing such novel ideas are abundant, especially in the Fintech domain, but papers on how there is also a shift in the way these companies are being valued is well, umm quite an interesting read.

 Corporate Strategies for a...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A new paper from the Bank for International Settlements on "Endogenous Wage Indexation and Aggregate Shocks" finds empirical evidence that there is considerable time variation in the degree of wage indexation and past inflation.

More information on the BIS whitepaper can be found here [LINK].

There ar...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The research paper on The Changing Shape of the Interest Rate Derivative Markets in 2016 by Ehlers and Eren is an interesting read. It clearly evidences the Interest Rate Derivative market has massively grown since the global financial crisis of 2007, more can be found here [LINK].

If anyone bel...

Monday, March 21, 2016

If you are working across the securities market, investing, trading or supplying treasury services to businesses, this white paper from IOSCO is a good read from a risk management perspective.

Risk registries are certainly not an uncommon feature of a typical enterprise risk management framework...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

There are several market dynamics that when viewed together will paint a very clear forward-looking picture on the state of an economy, even the global economy can be drawn this way. The five indicators we are looking at today are:

  • 1 Low trade volumes

  • 2 Collapse of prices in commod...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Last year we heard from Lord King on the state of the banking system, an interesting quick bite in the Telegraph that has Mervyn King describing the banks being in a place of "not fully recovered from the Global Financial Crisis".

Yesterday, Mervyn King was back at it introducing his new book "T...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

In the theme of Party like it's 1999, we should be partying likes it's 2016. That's what comes to mind when I read through the "A lens for viewing the global economy" presentation that has just been published by the Bank for International Settlements.

We all know from looking at the markets, it's far...

Monday, February 22, 2016

It was reported today in The Australian that Aussie banks have repriced their loans upwards despite the Reserve Bank's urging against such a move. While the average citizen is going to feel a tad ripped off paying a higher rate on their loans, there is much more going on below the surface that needs...

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