Finance

With the spread of zero and negative interest rates, ballooning worldwide debt, looming currency wars, and the specter of another recession, financial risk is everywhere. Yet there are countless opportunities too—start uncovering them below.

The Bitcoin Bubble Explained in 4 Charts
Cryptocurrencies have surely been the best-performing asset class of 2017. The crown jewel of the crypto world Bitcoin has run up over 604% year to date. But that pales in comparison to Ethereum’s 3,562% gain this year. Naturally, these sorts of monstrous returns in such a short period of time spark heated debate. In fact, many financial pundits and crypto advocates have scrambled to argue whether Bitcoin is a bubble or not.
Is Indexing Wrecking the Markets?
On the grand scene of financial innovations, the exchange-traded fund was fairly innocuous at first. It took a good 15 years of slow realization for people to figure out how disruptive they would ultimately be.
Tail Risk is Growing: But Not Where You Might Think
Risk is commonly measured by volatility as well as various types of interest rates and yields, for example the yield of credit default swaps. However, to what degree do these indicators reflect the real level of risk exposure in financial markets today?