US: Gold popular but volatile underlying

June 25, 2010

The latest US issuance is much larger than usual, although, as with a lot of the US offering, reverse convertibles issued by Barclays make up the majority of the products issued. A good portion of these are based on gold, which continues to be an attractive sector.

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Structured Product’s Market focuses on US equities

June 11, 2010

There is a focus on the US indexes emerging in the offerings this week, with the latest including several products that use the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 as an underlying. This trend comes as the dollar is strengthening and there is uncertainty about some of the emerging markets economies.

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World Cup infects structured products

May 28, 2010

How much can investors earn if their national football teams perform well at the Fifa Football World Cup? Buy a structured product based on the fortunes of your favourite team and find out, some experts advise.

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