Commentary: Investment Clock – A pivotal October
By Trevor Greetham in London
An astonishing 97% of global stock market returns since 1973 have accrued during the seven months from October to April. Volatility also tends to peak in October, underlined by famous crashes in 1929, 1987 and 2008. Cross-currents in the world economy are causing volatility again this October as financial markets engage in a tug of war between good news coming out of the US and bad news out of China. Investor sentiment may be beginning to falter once more, but October volatility presents an opportunity for buying stocks.
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Meeting: Risk management in Islamic finance
Obiyathulla Bacha, professor of finance and head of the graduate studies department at the Kuala Lumpur-based International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, joins Rein de Loor, programmes manager at OMFIF.
They discuss risk management in Islamic finance, the role of sukuk and the benefits of Islamic finance for investors. Taking into account the rules that govern Islamic banking, this episode assesses how financial institutions manage risk and conduct business.
Listen to the recording, or search for OMFIF on your smartphone’s podcast app.