Who Rates Ratings?

  The economy is a dynamic system which is far too complex for us to understand. Human nature is extremely complex and billions of irrational humans form the economy. How can such a system ever be thought to be efficient, in equilibrium and stable, as many prominent economists have claimed? But this system, like every…

Rating the Resilience of Major Markets, 31-st December, 2015

Resilience Ratings of major markets are reported in the table below. Analysis performed on 31/12/2015. The results are presented without comments.     Resilience is the capacity to absorb shocks or destabilizing events, such as financial contagion, stock market collapses, market bubbles, natural disasters or geopolitical events. Opposite of fragility, resilience provides an indication of…

Are We Facing a New Collapse?

A quick look at the resilience of the major indices on December 19-th, 2014. The analysis is performed on a daily basis, we report the situation we have registered after the markets closed yesterday. EU: FTSE.MIB – 63.7% SSMI – 81.5% FTSE – 64.5% CAC40 – 44.6% DAX30 – 76.3%   Asia: HSI – 68.9%…

Which US Markets are Most Complex (and Risky)?

In a turbulent economy, punctuated by destabilizing events, resilience and complexity as the main new factors which are impacting the global economy and driving financial performance. Increasing volatility, complexity and uncertainty are becoming the hallmarks of our times. While the unprecedented challenges affecting the global economy are a source of both opportunities and threats, traditional…

The Elegance of Frugality and Risk

Preface to “A New Theory of Risk and Rating” by Giulio Sapelli. The Elegance of Frugality and Risk. From a theoretical standpoint, risk is confronted in the very same way in which human interests and activities deploy and manifest themselves at given levels of self-organization. In fact, there cannot exist an objectivistic and deterministic theory…