Devastating Losses in Markets and Pensions

March 18, 2020

It has been an eventful week in financial markets, which seems to be becoming the new norm. In the past week the DJI has printed under 20,000 twice, hitting 18,915 Wednesday and Thursday. A -36% move from the peak o...

Breaking The Copper Jar, A Demand Side Case for UBI

March 17, 2020

There have been growing calls from around the world about the essential need for Universal Basic Income (UBI) in response to the economic paralysis caused by the government response and social panic to the novel coronav...

The Economic and Market Disruptions of COVID-19

March 16, 2020

As the COVID-19 Black Swan pandemic continues to hit global markets, disrupt trade lines and wreck destruction wherever it goes, we wanted to take a closer examination of the economic and market forecasts that are comin...

Central Banks Respond to Desperate Markets

March 13, 2020

European Central Bank boss Christine Lagarde came under fire yesterday as she appeared to panic markets at an ECB press statement by saying that “we are not here to close [bond] spreads, there are other tools and other...

The Weekend that Shook the World and the Exit of the Bull

March 11, 2020

This Monday, widely being labelled as 'Black Monday', saw large numbers of U.S. stock-market sectors entering a bear market (defined as a 20% drop from a recent high) after major European and Asian indexes similarly dro...

A Rude Awakening for Investors – BIS’ QR1

March 6, 2020

The Bank for International Settlements (the Central Banker's Central Bank) released their Quarterly Review for Q1 at the beginning of this month. This report comes hot at the heels of the fastest market correction in S&...

Credit Suisse on the Swiss Real Estate Market and – Rates

March 4, 2020

The continuation of record-low interest rates is driving a never-ending cycle in the Swiss real estate market. This has multiple consequences: Negative interest rates are making home ownership unaffordable and – contrar...

Thought Machine banks $83m as cloud native tech attracts FIs

March 3, 2020

Thought Machine raises $83m in series B funding to drive global growth and banking transformation mission. Thought Machine, the cloud native core banking technology firm, has raised $83 million to drive the next phas...

Gold and Goldman

February 28, 2020

Goldman Sachs Group boosted its gold forecast to $1,800 an ounce as the coronavirus, depressed real rates and increased focus on the US election continue to drive demand for the metal as a haven. The bank raised its 12...

Why Wealth Management Firms are Swallowing Brokerages

February 24, 2020

Last week Friday, it was officially announced that the Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley was buying E*TRADE in a deal worth $13 billion. The combination will significantly increase the scale and breadth of Morgan Sta...

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