Market Thoughts Archive
Posted on May 01, 2016
As Volkswagen does its best to negotiate with the US authorities to dodge a possible multi-billion dollar fine for cheating on emission tests, new companies get involved in emission scandals of their own. The latest is Mitsubishi which admitted manipulating fuel economy data, but Mercedes has its problems too.
Posted on April 24, 2016
Good news just keeps coming from Brazil lately: the analyst of All Star Charts noted that Brazil got back above the 2008 lows. Although we (and other professionals) were expecting the growth, this is still great news. But there are some other problems in the country.
Posted on April 17, 2016
Since last year, the dollar has weakened periodically against the major currencies. The reasons include the different central bank communications and currency traders have been continuously unwinding the US dollar long positions. Now it seems there is no need to bury the greenback yet.
Posted on April 10, 2016
Tesla probably made history with the announcement of the Model 3. They created the affordable electric car for the masses. Founder Elon Musk stated: no one “would be able to buy a better car for $35,000”. He might be right: there were already 325,000 pre-orders for their affordable electric car since the announcement. But what does this mean for them and for the industry?
Posted on April 01, 2016
Start-up is probably the most used buzzword lately with a good reason: companies can change whole industries in years. For the same reason they also tend to attract money like magnets through venture capitals, or later through stock exchanges. But start-ups are risky business, even big ones can have their problems.