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Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 4

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 4

The finance ministers and central bankers from the seven largest advanced economies (G7) met in Japan over the weekend discussing a wide range of global issues that included, the Brexit, crude oil prices, financial regulation, cybersecurity, monetary policy, tax evasion and global growth. The meeting adjourned with the participants all calling for more efforts towards growth. […]

Austria Is A Bellwether For European Politics

Austria Is A Bellwether For European Politics

The presidential election this past Sunday was going to change politics not only in Austria, but throughout the European Union. The stage for this was already set in April, when the mainstream parties of Austria were relegated to the third and fourth place status in the preliminary round election. Economic uncertainty and the deluge of […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 3

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 3

The finance ministers and central bankers from the 7 largest advanced economies (G7) are meeting in Japan to discuss a wide range of global issues that will include, the Brexit, crude oil prices, financial regulation, cybersecurity, monetary policy, tax evasion and global growth. The week began with a surge in oil prices on news that […]

The Philippines Elect An Outsider In President Rodrigo Duterte

The Philippines Elect An Outsider In President Rodrigo Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte known locally as The Punisher has been elected president of the Philippines after competitors dropped out of the race to succeed outgoing President Benigno Aquino III. The results of May 09th election have made him the unofficial winner, in that all the ballots have not been tallied yet. Although investors remain apprehensive upon […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 2

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 2

The week began with global equities and markets mostly up, helped by some good corporate earnings, a surge in oil prices and news that Japan was willing to devalue the yen. As the week progressed the markets would then reverse as investors assess various economic indicators. The American New York Stock Exchange will decline for […]

Democracy In Turkey At Risk With Erdogan Power Grab

Democracy In Turkey At Risk With Erdogan Power Grab

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become the most powerful political leader in Turkey since the introduction of a multiparty democracy in 1950. He consolidated his power further by insisting on the resignation of the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu earlier this month. President Erdogan has been coalescing his power base and dominating Turkey, since he […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 1

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills May Week 1Fort McMurray residents evacuating along Highway 63 in Canada as the fire encroaches on the area

The week began with global equities and markets mixed, but kept moving down as the week progressed. This was the result of a number of factors beginning with Japan reporting domestic manufacturing contracting, at the fastest pace since 2013. China also stated that factory activity edged down last month, indicating to investors a further weakening […]

Denmark: Ground Zero For The Failure Of Negative Interest Rates In Europe

Denmark: Ground Zero For The Failure Of  Negative Interest Rates In Europe

Denmark was the first country to begin the experimentation with negative interest rates back in July of 2012. The Danish central bank applied a negative rate for deposits that banks would place with them. The objective at the time was to defend their currency against the Euro. Both Denmark and Switzerland would later resort to […]

Ireland: Growth With A Divided Government And No Real Alternative To Austerity

Ireland: Growth With A Divided Government And No Real Alternative To Austerity

As a further harbinger of events to come in Europe, the voters of Ireland left the conservative leaning party Fine Gael with the largest representation in Parliament. The problem is the election took place in February and the country has been without a real government since. This situation is the result of an electorate that […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills April Week 5

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills April Week 5

The week began with global equities and markets almost all down. This was the result of a number of factors that included the fall in German business sentiment in Europe and the growing fear of corporate defaults in China. Investors were also looking to see what the central banks in Japan and the United States […]