Category Archives: Financial crisis and various bubbles to be continued

How brave and new is our world of finance today?

After four months of blogging on BraveNewFinance, it has now become time to look back. Can we already be able to conclude that sufficient actions have been taken? Actions that change the world of finance for a better and safer … Continue reading

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A provocative idea: linking income inequality and the subprime crisis

He was called Raghuram Rajan, the economist introducing the controversal hypothesis about a causal link between increasing income inequality and the financial crisis, at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association.

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The trigger of the crisis: Sloppy risk management?

“Risk management is a systematic process of identifying and assessing company risks and taking actions to protect a company against them.” (Reference for Business) In his previous blog post “Anticipating risks in 2011… but can we?” bravenewloock emphasized how important … Continue reading

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A long story about a short position to be continued

I sell you something I don’t have. Do you agree? – This doubtful trading practice, called short selling, takes place every day in our financial markets. It is highly speculative and has even been accused for fanning the flames of … Continue reading

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Anticipating risks in 2011…but can we?

”Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” says Warren Buffett. As true as that seems, there is a very powerful second dimension to it: If you don’t anticipate what’s coming, you can do as well as you want and … Continue reading

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A long story about a short position

– The doubtful transaction of short selling – Even during a financial crisis there are two sides of the same coin. The beast ruining countries, families and making people homeless; but the beauty seems to be forgotten quite often. These … Continue reading

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Euro bonds – the answer to the €-crisis?

The debt crisis is still spreading from one European country to another and the euro as a single currency is in danger. To ensure a brighter future and a survival of the euro zone the EU President proposed the issuance … Continue reading

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