The dismal debut IPO of Coinbase

Capital Markets

It was touted as the biggest IPO of all time. It SHOULD have been the biggest IPO of all time. And if #bitcoin had shot up, then it may well have been the biggest IPO of all time. Interestingly though, Airbnb IPO’d duri...

Why is the Bank of Japan changing its approach to QE?

Capital Markets

Less than two weeks ago the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced it is to abandon its 6 trillion yen annual target for the purchase of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Whilst retaining the upper 12 trillion yen limit to what it c...

Stock Markets in China look Bearish, should you worry?

Capital Markets

Many of us have been observing the dip in equities markets in China this week. Stock Markets in Hong Kong and Shanghai have both been dropping on consecutive days, while Shenzhen has also dropped, although not as badly....

Interest Rates held by the Federal Reserve, market reactions

Capital Markets

Yesterday the Federal Reserve issued the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement. In the statement it focused on Interest rates going forward and protecting U.S. economic growth.

Disruption or Democratisation? Can Elizabeth Warren help “democratize finance”?

Capital Markets

With Joe Biden having taken office as president in January and Democrats having gained a slight majority in the Senate, in addition to their majority in the House of Representatives, Democrats face little obstacles to d...

FinTech ‘Origin’ launches Airbrush in collaboration with LuxSe and Clearstream

Capital Markets

With stories about the recent acquisition of Refinitiv by the London Stock Exchange still trending in the news. It should be no surprise to see that smaller stock exchanges like the ‘Bourse de Luxembourg’ or Luxembourg...

Should London worry about Euronext Amsterdam?

Capital Markets

Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam is not Capital Markets. However, from 2021, Euronext Amsterdam is reported by the FT to be trading the largest volumes of any Stock Exchange in Euro...

Speculative fictions: GameStop, Bitcoin and beyond

Capital Markets

Investors are reportedly making fortunes from their sofa using online trading apps to pursue highly speculative assets and trading strategies. Many experts don’t think these are sustainable investment strategies, but th...

SPACs, Wall Street’s next dot com bubble?

Capital Markets

SPAC, yet another abbreviation that has become ‘famous’ recently; is a special purpose acquisition company that helps to take companies public without going through a traditional IPO’s lengthy process. This innovative a...

The 7 Potentially Disastrous Investments of 2020

Capital Markets

It is always a challenge to write a fitting epilogue to a Year, and even more so in the case of the disastrous year that 2020 has been. And, as opposed to some of the other large financial newswires, we won’t tell you a...

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