Futures contracts – Finance for everyone

Futures contracts - Finance for everyone

A futures contract is a transaction agreed between two counterparties (buyer and seller) on an organized and regulated market called “futures market”. AND a futures contract represents an obligation to buy (for the buyer), sell (for the seller) the underlying asset at today’s set price but for delivery and payment in the future. The underlying … Read more

CDS – Finance for everyone

CDS - Finance for everyone

CDS (credit default swap) is a type of insurance by which financial institutions protect themselves against the risk of loan default by paying an insurance premium. Contrary to what their name suggests, these credit derivatives they are options rather than swaps. Let’s take the example of a company (called the “reference entity”) that has issued … Read more

Authority for Prudential Regulation and Resolution (ACPR) – Finance for all

Authority for Prudential Regulation and Resolution (ACPR) - Finance for all

The financial crisis of 2007-2008 prompted new considerations for the organization of the French supervisory framework for the regulation of the banking and financial sector. In this context, there is the creation of the Office for Prudential Control, which was created in 2010 and which in 2013 became the ACPR, which is mainly responsible for … Read more

“Alternative Investments: Enhance Your Assets by Investing in Great Wines”

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In this period of inflation and volatility in the financial markets, savers who want to protect their capital in the long term should not hesitate to diversify their investments. Among alternative asset classes that are likely to generate consistently increasing returns, fine wines have many advantages to offer. Tasting a grand cru from Bordeaux or … Read more

Financial Markets Authority (AMF) – Finance for all

Financial Markets Authority (AMF) - Finance for all

The Office for Financial Markets (AMF) is responsible for ensuring the supervision of financial markets, protecting and informing natural persons about savings and regulating financial operations. It also participates in the harmonization of financial regulations at the European and international level. AMF organization L’Financial Markets Authority (AMF) is an independent administrative authority with legal personality … Read more

12/21/1972: marriage enters the economic realm – Finance for all

12/21/1972: marriage enters the economic realm - Finance for all

In an article completed in December 1972, Gary Becker, a future Nobel laureate in economics, analyzes marriage as an economic phenomenon like “the others.” This approach, which has since been heavily criticized, has in particular been accused of representing a form of economic imperialism. The field of economics according to G. Becker The American economist … Read more