‘Black Swan’ author says if investors don’t use a ‘tail hedge,’ he recommends ‘not being in the market’—‘We’re facing a huge amount of uncertainty’

2020-06-27

“ ‘If you don’t have a tail hedge, I suggest not being in the market we’re facing a huge amount of uncertainty.’  ” That’s “Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” author Nassim Nicholas Taleb offering his view on the risks swirling in the market and a growing lack of clarityRead More →

Asian markets fall as trade-deal uncertainty returns

2019-07-02

Asian markets retreated in early trading Wednesday, as the afterglow of last weekend’s trade-truce announcement gave way to uncertainty that a deal will actually be made anytime soon. Peter Navarro, President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser, said Tuesday that talks between the U.S. and China were headed in a “veryRead More →

Chinese investment in U.S. startups peaks but ‘tremendous uncertainty’ ahead By Reuters

2019-05-07

© Reuters. Chinese investment in U.S. startups peaks but ‘tremendous uncertainty’ ahead By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Chinese investors maneuvered around heightened geopolitical tensions to make record-level investments into U.S. startups in 2018, but increasingly hostile conditions will likely lead to a dropoff in Chinese funding for thisRead More →

Asian markets mixed amid global geopolitical uncertainty

2019-02-27

Asian stocks were mixed in early trading Thursday as investors remained cautious amid a spate of worldwide geopolitical concerns, including President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, U.S.-China trade talks, testimony by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, Brexit and conflict between India and Pakistan. Japan’s NikkeiRead More →

Asian markets fall as uncertainty grows

2019-02-14

Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, -1.25%   retreated 1.2% and the Kospi SEU, -1.59%   in South Korea tumbled 1.6%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, -1.84%  Read More →