How does global trade look like?

How does global trade look like?

Posted on January 08, 2017
How does international trade look like? Metrocosm, a page specialized in data-driven content has an answer for you in the form of an interactive map. The map is based on data from 2015 but it still looks extraordinary, even if this year may bring great changes to the picture.

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How much money do you need for investing?

How much money do you need for investing?

Posted on December 30, 2016
Many believe that investing is for the already wealthy and it’s hard to find good investments with smaller amounts of money. Despite this, it’s common knowledge that it’s best to start saving up and investing as soon as possible. This two might be contradictory, so what is the truth and how much money do we need to start investing?

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Rate hike is here at last

Rate hike is here at last

Posted on December 23, 2016
It took quite some time for the Fed to hike rates, but last week they made the step and raised interest rates with 25 bps. Markets expected this change for a while now and the reactions were rather like textbook examples.

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Big changes are coming to the oil market

Big changes are coming to the oil market

Posted on December 18, 2016
There seems to be a new competition on the oil market: which OPEC country can cut back its production the most. OPEC members met on the 30th November and they reached an agreement but just days later Saudi Arabia announced: they’ll hold themselves back even more. Meanwhile, there are countries like the U.S. which would probably rev up their production, so the market may balance itself.

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What comes after the Italian referendum?

What comes after the Italian referendum?

Posted on December 11, 2016
The referendum in Italy last week swept away Matteo Renzi but what else might change because of his loss? Investors expected the prime minister to lose the vote, so there were no big changes on the markets so far. The EU stays intact, it may even start to rise again, but Italy will have problems in the future.

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