A2A with Rob Kirby
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2016 has begun with a bang and much of the volatility is due to global derivative exposure. With that in mind, what better time than now for another A2A webinar with bond trading and derivative expert, Rob Kirby.
Over the course of this 48-minute presentation, we tried to answer as many of your questions as possible. Some of the topics discussed include:
- The meltdown at DeutscheBank. What could be causing it and what it might foreshadow.
- The global sovereign liquidation of treasuries and how/why rates have barely budged.
- The "oil patch" exposure for the Canadian banks and which banks might be at most risk to collapsing oil prices.
- The fragile nature of the current precious metal paper derivative pricing scheme and what you can do to protect yourself from its inevitable collapse.
- And much, much more.
Thanks again to Rob for being so generous with his time today and we look forward to speaking with him again soon. His expertise is sorely needed as we all attempt to navigate this "year of consequence".
Rob Kirby was born in 1960 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and moved to Toronto, Ontario with his parents when 11. He received his post secondary education at York University [Economics] in Toronto. When he finished his degree, he went to work in the financial district [Bay St.] in Toronto. He worked on an institutional trading desk for most of the 1980s and right up until 1996. He also worked for 11 years at Prebon Yamane, an international inter-dealer broker of foreign exchange and interest rate products. He spent an additional year at another money/bond broker called Freedom Bond Brokers [which has subsequently been bought out by Cantor Fitzgerald], then spent two years at Garban Inc., another inter dealer bond brokerage in Toronto - and left the industry in 1996.
He started writing in 1997, and was involved in a number of entrepreneurial pursuits from marketing Buffalo meat to a part time stint in the giftware business. In 2002, he went to work for Investor's Group, the largest Mutual Fund Company in Canada. He worked there up until September '04 when he resigned to write about the markets - and his book - from a "gold bug's" point of view.
Rob is currently the editor and proprietor of Kirby Analytics and the Kirby Analytics Newsletter. More info can be found here: http://www.kirbyanalytics.com/index.html