Monday, January 16, 2012

“Margin Call” sells it as a surprised discovery of faulty volatility assumptions. Bullshit!

“Phrases such as ‘absolute risk-free arbitrage opportunities’ should be banned in our ‘Knowledge Bank’. We (I) believe that much of the world’s financial markets are currently being dangerously overstretched through an exaggerated reliance on intrinsically weak financial models that are based on very short series of statistical evidence and very doubtful volatility assumptions.” 

And I was even only a lowly financial and strategic consultant who had never worked in the area of investment banking or portfolio management.

As others who might have made similar warnings I was just too right too early… and therefore I and many others are now being ignored by all those who have an interest in wanting to explain the current crisis as a Black Swan event… and by those media producers who feel more comfortable with their Monday Morning Quarterbacks.