Altice acquisition of Cablevision for $17.7B to expand in the US
Fed Funds Rate: decision or reaction?
Altice Group, a European telecom company controlled by serial dealmaker Patrick Drahi, has agreed to buy U.S. cable operator Cablevision (CVC) in a deal valued at $17.7 billion including debt. Not including Cablevision’s debt, Altice will pay about $10 billion in cash, or $34.90 per share, for the Bethpage, N.Y. based Company that is controlled […]
Volkswagen: the scandal explained
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 […]
Bitcoin: Property, Currency or Commodity?
On Sunday 20th of September, the world’ second largest carmaker Volkswagen admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in the US: indeed, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), several cars sold in America were equipped with software in diesel engines that could detect if tests on the implicated vehicles were being run, adjusting gas emission […]
On September 18th 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has decreed Bitcoin a commodity, while other U.S. agencies defined it as a property and as a currency. Who is right? It is common knowledge that Bitcoin, the world’s first peer-to-peer digital currency, was created by a Japanese hacker called Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009. […]