Posted on October 09, 2016
There are always some uncertainties and concerns on the market, no matter how safely we try to invest. Investors however have a great technique handling these problems: a new survey conducted by Barclays Research showed again how important patience is for professionals.
Posted on October 02, 2016
The usually forgiving banking regulator of China had enough of the less than transparent financing of city banks and warned them to put an end to their rather risky practices. There’s a good reason for this: a 2008-like crisis may happen in China if smaller banks start to fold.
Posted on September 25, 2016
Although the era of negative interest rates may end soon, the Fed decided to wait with its rate hike this Wednesday. This is not unexpected, as market only gave a 20-25% chance for the hike, but more and more people believe a hike should come soon.
Posted on September 18, 2016
Investors’ mood is getting worse on the Wall Street since last Friday when another Fed official mentioned the need for rate hike. Last time we saw such a fall on the markets was right after the Brexit referendum. Soon after that, the optimism returned. In September however volatility is back again, and, as every year, S&P 500 may perform worst in this season.
Posted on September 11, 2016
September is the best month of the calendar for gold – believes Mark Hulbert, the columnist of MarketWatch. He adds that since the 70s (when owning bullion become legal) the “average return for the 11 other months combined is 0.6%, or barely more than a quarter of September’s average gain”. These tendencies are in contrast to stock market’s performance, where September is the worst month.