mercredi 17 septembre 2014

Margin Debt

Let's zoom on one of the current bubbles - see the "multi-bubble" article for more bubbles!

The margin debt is money borrowed to buy securities, like equities.
A high level of margin debt means that the market is more vulnerable to a crash.




Source: NYSE Market Data (nyxdata.com)

mercredi 10 septembre 2014

A little time travel...

Casio TC-500, 1983, with 1 app (a calculator) and a touchscreen !
Apple Watch, 2015, displayed on the screen behind.



Avindex 1.0, the Big Mac(ron) edition

Stock markets celebrated the election of Emmanuel Macron with VIX (implied volatility index) close to record lows, below 10. On the big...