Watch Out Wall Street-The Big Short is Coming

For Wall Street bankers and brokers who have been in the business since at least the early 2000's and are still working on the Street, and who think you've already been pilloried plenty for the work you do, watch out, former Lehman broker-turned best-selling author Michael Lewis ("Liar's Poker", "Money…Read More

23 September, 2015

Wanted: Fed-Watching Pundits: Requirement: Coin-Tossing Skills

MarketsMuse editors were relieved yesterday after the Fed announcement for two reasons; the first being we were reminded that at least half of Wall Street's Fed-watching pundits who get paid big bucks to predict events can be replaced by anyone who can flip a coin, as half of the pundits…Read More

18 September, 2015

Investment Grade Credit Spreads Are Saying…MarketsMuse

Most sophisticated investors, whether Tier 1 institutional investment managers, 'top minds' across the sell-side, or the truly savvy, self-directed types should all agree that fixed income market signals, and investment grade credit spreads in particular are a prelude to what equities market can expect to happen. Whether the 'lag time'…Read More

10 September, 2015

Leveraged ETF, ETP and Risk-Parity Schemes: Caveat Emptor

In the wake of recent weeks' volatility and pricing dislocations across the exchanged-traded product space, news media and Mutual Fund marketers are having a field day putting the feet to the fire--and those toes being torched are connected to the universe of juiced-up and levered ETF and ETN products, as…Read More

9 September, 2015

Oh My! RIAs: Forbes Advisor Playbook iConference-Sep 17-CE and…

For RIAs who want to be smarter (and at the same time, earn CFP and CE credits, MarketsMuse points you to the Sept 17, Forbes Advisor Playbook iConference. Why? Well for one, Shark Tank shark extraordinaire Kevin O'Reilly a newbie ETF Issuer of exchanged-traded funds firm "O'Shares"  (whose first product…Read More

9 September, 2015

Market Mayhem: A Rare View From Global Macro Guru

One needs to have 'been there and seen that' for at least twenty years in order to have been "loaded for bear" in advance of this morning's equities market rout. At least one of the folks who MarketsMuse has profiled during the past many months meets that profile; and those…Read More

24 August, 2015

News Alert: SEC Set To Hit Pimco With Wells…

Bond giant Pacific Investment Management Co. aka Pimco said Monday that it received a Wells Notice from the SEC and the firm could be sued by the country’s top securities regulator over how it valued assets in ETF $BOND, one of its most popular exchange-traded bond funds aimed at small…Read More

3 August, 2015

Global Macro Think Tank Rate Hike Hedge: A Rareview…

Within the context of continuous guessing as to the outlook for a rate hike, and how to hedge fixed income portfolios accordingly, getting a strong fix on fixed income strategies has proven to be a challenge for a vast majority of professional investors during the past 24-26 months, many of…Read More

3 August, 2015

GlobalMacro Rare View: Fixed Income Market Flashing Recession Alert?

MarketsMuse Global Macro and Fixed Income desks converge to share extract from 23 July edition of Rareview Macro commentary via its newsletter "Sight Beyond Sight". For those not following the corporate bond market, most experts will tell you the equities markets follow the bond market--which in turn is a historical…Read More

24 July, 2015

FinTech Fire in the Hole- Bond Trading Platform Bondcube…

Introducing electronic trading to the corporate bond culture is not easy. Fintech initiatives have been trying to crack this egg for 20 years, each promoting the theory that enhanced transparency via electronic trading leads to enhanced corporate bond market liquidity, and ultimately, a robust marketplace for institutional traders to traffic…Read More

24 July, 2015

Structured Products Percolate; Search For Yield Leads to Diversity…

MarketsMuse Fixed Income Dept. is keeping tabs on industry updates and re-distributes the following news release courtesy of Mischler Financial Group, the financial industry's leading minority brokerdealer owned and operated by service-disabled veterans. Stamford, CT—July 22, 2015—Mischler Financial Group, Inc., the financial industry’s oldest and largest minority investment bank and…Read More

22 July, 2015

Its All Greek..A RareView View…

As the events in Greece escalate to a frenzy, global macro strategists are lining up to opine on what might happen as the EU and the world calculate the impact of a Grexit. MarketsMuse tapped into one of the industry's most thoughtful strategists and one who is notorious for having…Read More

29 June, 2015

Electronifying The Corporate Bond Market Chapter 15: Liquidnet Tosses…

MarketsMuse editors are almost starting to lose count when it comes to the number of electronic trading initiatives from FinTech aficionados who purportedly intend to make the institutional corporate bond market more transparent, and hence more liquid.. Thanks to Liquidnet, the latest player to plug into the corporate bond market…Read More

19 June, 2015

French Firm Aims At China; Lyxor Launches Chinese Govt…

MarketsMuse ETF update courtesy of FundsEurope.com  profiles French asset management firm Lyxor, and their plan to launch a China government bond exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Europe. The firm has been awarded a licence on the S&P China Sovereign Bond 1-10 Year Spread Adjusted Index by S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI).…Read More

15 June, 2015

Broker-Dealer Gives Back: Fundraising Yields $20k Payout for Semper…

BrokerDealer Gives Back and Pays It Forward; Mischler Financial’s "Memorial Day Month" Pledge Yields $20k for Semper Fi Fund. MarketsMuse is honored to be the first financial industry news outlet to report an inspiring story that profiles thought-leadership on the part of boutique brokerdealer, Mischler Financial Group and their financial…Read More

15 June, 2015

Global Macro: Decomposing the Move in Yields-The Pendulum Swing

Decomposing the Move in Yields...Global Fixed Income Coming Closer to Decoupling from German Bunds MarketsMuse Global Macro and Fixed Income departments merge to provide insight courtesy of "Sight Beyond Sight", the must read published by global macro think tank Rareview Macro LLC. Below is the opening extract from 10 June…Read More

10 June, 2015

#WhatsNext: The First Crypto Bond Issuance aka Bitcoin Bond

#WhatsNext? wonders the MarketsMuse.com editors and Overstock's Patrick Byrne does not fail to surprise with another announcement that could disrupt the capital markets. As a follow-on to a $500mil stock offering reported here on April 29, now Byrne is pitching an offering that he hopes to be the first issuance…Read More

8 June, 2015

Fixed Income Fix: Fed Data and Wall Street’s Hadron…

Messing With Data aka When “Art” Smashes into “Science” in Wall Street’s Version of the Hadron Collider MarketsMuse Fixed Income update comes consequent to the Fed's June 5 release of Employment Data, and below is courtesy of extracted comments delivered to institutional clients of Mischler Financial Group under the banner…Read More

5 June, 2015