Topic/Theme Reports

Country Risk Chat: Earning Season in High Gear, Geopolitics in Low

07/22/2019

US earnings season in full force as the banks led the way with mixed results while the Techs go strong this week. Geopolitics heated up with the summer sky high temperatures as Iran, China turn the tension/trade screws. US to ease, but by how much is now the question.


Country Risk Chat: The Fed, Earnings & a Whole Lot of Geopolitics

07/15/2019

The Fed, earnings, China & Mexico trade upheavals. What a way to enjoy the summer season. Dr. Scott spices it up with his rates view, macro earnings concerns and worries on China and the Hong Kong demonstrations. 


Country Risk Chat: US Women’s World Cup Winners, US Geopolitical Losers?

07/09/2019

While the US Women's Futbal team were World Cup Winners, the US has its hands full with volatile situations across the globe. Will the US win the geopolitical competition, or take some losses along the way?


Country Risk Chat: Tariff Tartufo - Gloom, Doom or Dolce?

06/04/2019

Wall Street wobbly as the Tariff Man, President Trump, gets warbly. Still, VRA has a more dolce view as the Tariff Tussle could lead to a smoother tasting Trade Tartufu. 


Country Risk Chat: EM a Mess – So What’s New? UK & Italy Political Friction

05/20/2019

The high yield EM trade is in disarray as the real risks grip the markets and drive down currencies and bond values. And the UK and Italy are not really that much better as the political carnival continues for both. 


Country Risk Chat: Brexit – Shm-exit, Ukrainian Borscht-Belt Humor, Asian Fusion Pu Pu Platter

04/01/2019

World affairs are a smorgasbord of absurd realities that still need to be invested in or risk managed. From the UK, to the Ukraine, to the panopoly of Asia, there is no reason to watch Comedy Central. Just read this report. 


The Six Million Dollar Securities Analyst: Topping The Scales as Part Human, Part Robo-Analyst

03/18/2019

Viola Risk Advisors recently presented to the Surrey Business School, part of the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK. We explored how incorporating Robo-Analyst tools can enhance the human analyst’s capabilities and lead to better analysis and a more productive career. 


Country Risk Chat: Europe, The Old Man of the World

03/08/2019

Europe is limping along and would someone please put it out of its misery? It's mean, cruel and heartless to continue the ECB's flawed over-easing monetary policy. Just killing the banking system & forcing it to do speculative and unsavory activities. AML & KYC are foreign phrases in the Eurozone. Need to get compliance-real or else no one will deal. 


Country Risk Chat: More Storms Ahead: Trump-Congress Spats, Cash Heads to Sidelines

02/11/2019

February will out-storm January as geopolitical nor'easters hit. Trump/Congress friction heats up the globe. While ex-US economic slowdowns make GDP conditions frigid. 


Country Risk Chat: European Outlook: Goulash, Galoshes, Ghoulish

01/28/2019

We put on our galoshes to face the European election & political storms. With a hearty debt goulash to digest across the issuance calendars, it may make for a ghoulish year for investors & risk managers alike. 


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