Odd Lots

Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics.



Volatility Suppression Turned The Entire Economy Into One Big Carry Trade

In a carry trade, an investor borrows money cheaply to buy an asset that yields more. As long as nothing changes overall, the investors get to pocket the spread. In our latest episode, our guests argue that more and more aspects of the economy resemble this trade, and that the culprit is the policymaker suppression of volatility. We speak with Tim Lee, Jamie Lee, and Kevin Coldiron, the authors of the new book “The Rise Of Carry: The Dangerous Consequences of Volatility Suppression and the New Financial Order of Decaying Growth and Recurring Crisis”.


 2020-10-01  46m