Rand selloff looms: Pressure to reverse Carry Trade reaching boiling point

While the American economy was under pressure and its Quantitative Easing policy pumped money into the global economy faster than it could be spent, all was well with Emerging Market currencies like the Rand. Forex desk jockeys in London and New York borrowed greenbacks at low interest rates to reinvest them in Emerging Market countries … Read more

Craig Martin

A Pairs Trade: Long Old Mutual and Short Sanlam

If you have ever travelled along a road that meanders alongside a river, you will find that occasionally the road must divert away from the river, perhaps because of the terrain. However, eventually the road reverts back to its position parallel to the river. We can speak of the road and the river as having a correlated relationship.