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Weekly Market Review & Target Fills April Week 4

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills April Week 4

At the beginning of the week, shares on equity markets on a global scale headed down. This was the result of the news that the 15 largest exporters of oil both in and outside of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), failed to reach an agreement in Doha, Qatar over the past weekend. Together, […]

Economies Of Southeast Asia Facing Slower Growth

Economies Of Southeast Asia Facing Slower Growth

If the 11 countries of Southeast Asia comprised one country, it would rank between the eight and ninth largest economy globally. It would also be the most dependent on trade, with a trade to GDP (Gross Domestic Product) ratio in excess of 150%. Over the past decade taken as a whole, the region has averaged […]

How Elections In Peru Could Change The Direction Of the Economy

How Elections In Peru Could Change The Direction Of the Economy

The elections in Peru on April 10, resulted in no single candidate gaining more than half of the popular vote. This is what is required in order to prevent a run off. The two top presidential contenders were together able to garner 61% of the vote. Keiko Fujimori, the conservative daughter of a jailed former […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills April Week 3

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills April Week 3

Global equities moved higher earlier this week on the trade and economic news from China, but stagnated on both Thursday and Friday for investors. Six of the world’s central banks have already moved forward with negative interest rates. The most notable ones are the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BOJ). The […]

Global Economy Is Nearing Recession

Global Economy Is Nearing Recession

Last year the global economy grew 3.1%, which is just above what is considered to be a recession by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It is the fourth time in a year that the international agency has downgraded growth for 2016. The further reduction of 0.02% from January, is an acknowledgment that the constraints on […]

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Is Facing Impeachment

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Is Facing Impeachment

In attempting to guarantee her re-election in the fall of 2014, the incumbent Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff manipulated the federal budget figures to mask a rising deficit. There were fears that if the public was more aware of the rising debt levels, her chances of being returned to office would have been diminished. The President […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills April Week 2

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills April Week 2

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has revised downward global trade growth for 2016 from 3.9% to 2.8%. This is the same rate of growth for 2015 and it is the fifth year in a row, that it has remained below 3%. The slowdown in China and the volatility in world markets, continue to depress growth […]

The United States Recession Of 2016 Is Already Here

The United States Recession Of 2016 Is Already Here

On March 18th of this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) was finally in positive territory for the year at 0.3%. For most of the quarter, investors had witnessed massive losses in most equity markets in the United States and globally. The domestic GDP (Gross Domestic Product) slowed further to below 1% after a […]

Weekly Market Review & April Week 1

Weekly Market Review & April Week 1

The week began with markets closed for the Easter holiday in Europe and in Hong Kong. Asian indices were mostly in the red on Monday. In contrast, the major exchanges in the United States started positive for investors. The most important financial news of the week was the announcement by the United States Federal Reserve […]

Massive Migration Into Europe Has Created A Crisis

Massive Migration Into Europe Has Created A Crisis

What had began as a mainly humanitarian effort has turned into a full scale crisis. The deluge of migrants arriving into Europe from not only the war shattered countries of Iraq and Syria, but from all over the Middle East has created an untenable situation for a number of countries. Time is rapidly running out […]