Market Thoughts Archive
Posted on July 29, 2018
In 2018 global markets reached an important milestone. As the most important central banks stop their large-scale asset purchasing (QE) programmes, it seems that the era of cheap money is over. In the meanwhile, shortage of labour, wage inflation, and general inflation are also appearing. This means that we can expect higher rates, tighter monetary policies. Government bonds can also become more important to investors.
Posted on July 25, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, overtook Warren Buffet as the third richest person of the world. This means that for the first time in history, the three wealthiest people are all from the tech world. But not only founders do good: US-based tech companies are skyrocketing just as well.
Posted on July 22, 2018
After the map of the top 10 exporters of the world, now we can see the map of the biggest importers as well. Unsurprisingly, the leading 10 is the same on both lists, but there are changes in their order. Let’s see the top 10 and the differences, too.
Posted on July 15, 2018
15 The European Union is making the financial sector safer: with MiFID 2, the EU is now among the best regulated markets and provides the safest environments for investors. The regulations can also make things more transparent and easier to understand. Six months after the launch of the new regulation, there are already some important experiences.
Posted on July 11, 2018
The world’s 100 most valuable brands are worth more than a breathtaking $2.15 trillion. That is more than the GDP of Brazil. What’s even more surprising is that 8 of the most valuable 10 is an American brand.