Macaskill on markets: How to fight the Fed

Macaskill on markets: How to fight the Fed

May 26, 2020
By JON MACASKILL

Investors looking to profit from – and hedge against – credit deterioration due to Covid-19 will need to pick their spots when fighting the Federal Reserve.

Markets: Coronavirus boosts contrarians

Markets: Coronavirus boosts contrarians

March 02, 2020
By JON MACASKILL

Recent years have been challenging for market doomsayers, with big equity markets steadily rising and volatility dampened across asset classes.

Sideways: Bloomberg

Sideways: Bloomberg's billion-dollar US election bet

November 29, 2019
By JON MACASKILL

Wall Street leaders alarmed by the prospect of a populist anti-finance president such as Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders were given some hope when Michael Bloomberg declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination.

2020: The year women will take Wall Street

2020: The year women will take Wall Street

November 01, 2019
By JON MACASKILL

Next year promises to be such an exciting year in banking that our resident soothsayer, Mystic Maca, couldn’t wait to share his predictions…

Sideways: WeWork hasn’t worked

Sideways: WeWork hasn’t worked

October 14, 2019
By JON MACASKILL

The fiasco of the failed IPO of WeWork has embroiled some of the most prominent figures in global finance, including SoftBank chairman Masayoshi Son and JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon.

Sideways: Buffett and Icahn – old dogs stick to old tricks

Sideways: Buffett and Icahn – old dogs stick to old tricks

June 04, 2019
By JON MACASKILL

Veteran investor Carl Icahn has filed a lawsuit accusing Occidental Petroleum chief executive Vicki Hollub of being played by Warren Buffett in accepting aggressive terms for a $10 billion financing from Berkshire Hathaway to complete an agreed bid of around $56 billion for Anadarko.