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Whispers in the Corridors of Power

The BlondeMoney team has spent the past couple of weeks on the ground in Westminster, talking to MPs, attending Select Committees, listening to speeches and attending dinners. We saw nothing to dissuade us from our core view that No Deal is a clear and present danger.
Our key takeaways:
1. No one knows what is going…

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Nothing. Has. Changed? Part II

  • Today Theresa travels to Brussels. Donald Tusk has deliberately raised the temperature ahead of their meeting, warning “there is a special place in hell…for those who promoted Brexit, without even a sketch of a plan of how to carry it out safely“. (Yes the same Donald Tusk who teased/taunted Britain via Instagram over…
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    Volatility Watch

    This time last year we got the start of the signal that lower and lower volatility wouldn’t be with us forever, with the biggest one-day percentage move in the VIX and the subsequent immolation of the linked inverse ETN, the XIV. Today, the VVIX, which measures the change in the VIX (that is, the volatility of…

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    Helen Thomas CFA

    Helen Thomas CFA has almost two decades of experience working in financial markets for banks and fund managers. Most recently she was Head of Currency Alpha at SSGA. She was also an adviser to the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and Director of the Financial Markets Reform Programme at Policy Exchange. She’s a Board Member of CFA UK and a Freeman of the City of London.

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