Poste Italiane IPO

  On Tuesday the 27th  of October, Poste Italiane S.p.A, Italy’s national post office, listed about 35% of its shares on Borsa Italiana, the Italian Stock Exchange, thus opening a new round of privatizations in Italy. Indeed, the long awaited IPO is either the biggest country’s privatization in 16 years or a part of the plan of the Italian government […]

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Normality? Not yet

In economics there are different definitions of interest rate, which could create a bit of confusion, especially by their different usages. A rough definition of interest rate is the cost of borrowing money. In the Central Bank world, the interest rate is the one at which the Central Bank lends money to commercial banks, and […]

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Fed Funds Rate: decision or reaction?

This article aims to analyse the yield curve of the US Treasury bond form 1962 until now. The analysis has been carried forward with monthly data from FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Database provided by the FED of Saint Louis). The final goal is to spot possible fixed income strategies from the expected fed decision of raising […]

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