Market Thoughts Archive
Posted on January 29, 2017
Most commodities had a great 2016, base metals, oil and gas having an excellent time. Some of these commodities rose more than 50% in a year. This was good for many, but 2017 may bring nice growth as well.
Posted on January 22, 2017
After his inauguration on Friday, Donald Trump officially became the 45th president of the United States. His election came as a shock to many, and as we wrote before, his presidency may bring some surprises. But now, we just can’t know exactly what he will and will not do. At least, we have some clues based on his own words.
Posted on January 15, 2017
Bitcoin, the best-known cryptocurrency of the world has a rather hectic time lately. 2016 was a great year: bitcoin rallied 125% against the USD from $433 to $968. A great chunk of this rise happened only in the last months of last year. 2017 started good again, bitcoin rallied to $1140. But then things went bad: the prices fell $120 in days and it seems that after a bubble burst they stay under $900. As we can see, bitcoin is unpredictable and it can have other problems too.
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.
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.