Jun 18, 2012
58: Cracking the Bond Code
Volatility Review: NASDAQ realized volatility
makes a slight upward move, and until we get any evidence to the
contrary, this action will likely continue.
Volatility Viewpoint: Today's guest is Dr.
Madhu Kalimipalli, Associate Professor of Finance and Director of
the Financial Services Research Center at the School of Business at
Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Kalimipalli discusses:
-His research, in which he looks at correlations between overall
equity market vol and the treasury markets.
-What kind of skews he sees in the bond markets insofar as implied
volatility is concerned.
-Which variable is preferable to use, VIX or the stock turnover, or
-How the volatility of a particular underlying correlates to
corporate bonds on the underlying.
-If he finds a more exact bond spread relationship in the near-term
as opposed to the long-term.
-How actual equity or stock market volatility matters in terms of
pricing when you throw in the liquidity factor.
Crystal Ball: Greek elections on Sunday. Could
send us off in any direction. The movement of volatility will creep
back up to normal levels again.