Market Thoughts Archive
Posted on January 16, 2019
Stock markets had their best year kickoff since 2006. Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Nasdaq all started with a hike in their first 10 days of the year. We compared the data for this period between 2006 to 2019 to see how stocks usually perform at the start of the year. So far, 2019 is a success and still seems to be a great year to invest.
Posted on January 13, 2019
This might be the year for investments as more and more analysts expect the markets to turn upwards soon. Although 2018 wasn’t especially kind for the markets, a turn is also expected by us. Blackstone, biggest alternative investment firm’s strategist goes as far as envisioning a 15% surge on the stock market in 2019. That would make this year a great time to (re)invest!
Posted on January 06, 2019
Global R&D expenditure reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2017. The USA, China and Japan spent almost 50% of that sum alone. They are the biggest economies as well. It’s not only them: 8 out of the 10 biggest economies are on the list of the greatest R&D spenders. Research and development is becoming more important than ever.
Posted on December 23, 2018
Gold is at an interesting place right now. Several economic and historical factors are pushing its price down, but we can already see some other events that can make it skyrocket in the near future. Several countries (and investors) are betting on this, too. We also remain bullish about precious metals, and now you can read why!
Posted on December 05, 2018
The world of successful companies is changing fast. The average age of an S&P500 company is now 18 years. In 1950 it was 60. But not all young companies thrive: most of them fold before they can celebrate their 6th birthday. We investigate how companies develop and what age means to their success.