What is Fixed Income Arbitrage ?

Before diving into this hedge fund strategy, let us remind ourselves of the basics: when interest rates fall, bond prices rise. The opposite is true when interest rates rise. To understand this strategy, we assume that bond portfolio managers are skilled in: This strategy relies on the premise that the credit risk of a bondContinue reading “What is Fixed Income Arbitrage ?”

What is Convertible Arbitrage ?

Convertible Arbitrage is a strategy that hedge funds use to make consistent returns while experiencing minimal volatility regardless of market direction. On a basic level, this strategy involves selling short an overpriced stock and using the proceeds to buy the same issuer’s underpriced convertible bond. To keep things simple, let us assume the number ofContinue reading “What is Convertible Arbitrage ?”

3 Tips for Writing Better Rhymes

Almost any beginner rapper knows how difficult it is to construct quality rhymes. To be a killer emcee there is a lot of work that goes into it: You need to find complex rhyme schemes, use stylistic devices, have relevant references (and the list goes on !) However, with these tips, you can get startedContinue reading “3 Tips for Writing Better Rhymes”

ILL Tone gears up to launch music video of ‘Up in My Head’

The suspense rises as rapper/producer, ILL Tone announces that the music video to the title song of his latest EP, Up in My Head, drops tomorrow. This weekend, I had the opportunity to interact with him via an email interview and got a sneak peek into what the MC had going on in his mind. Continue reading “ILL Tone gears up to launch music video of ‘Up in My Head’”

Using instruments instead of picket signs to protest Vancouver busking ban

“I would like Arts, Entertainment and Music to be part of Vancouver’s COVID agenda. To work towards something we can do safely as opposed to something stopped completely.” Bo Henrik, a Vancouver-based RnB artist, alongside many other street performers, is challenging the City of Vancouver’s ban on busking by bringing (the proverbial) it to theContinue reading “Using instruments instead of picket signs to protest Vancouver busking ban”

Vancouver Hip Hop : A Chat with Sam

If you have walked through Vancouver and have not seen this man, you aren’t a true Vancouverite. Moreover, if you have seen him but walked past him, you aren’t a real hip hop stan. From producing to rapping, this man is making massive gains in the hip hop community and I had the opportunity toContinue reading “Vancouver Hip Hop : A Chat with Sam”