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A bear market rally causes 'directionless volatility’
With stock market indicators showing rapid growth, what is happening? Is the bear market ending or is this just a regular bear market rally that will soon end? Some way we might be facing a recovery, others say that it's just hopeless optimism.
Professor Daniel Kahneman at the 2022 Amundi World Investment Forum in Paris. Photo: Amundi
Kahneman: better decisions make world a better place
In an interview with Investment Officer, Nobel Economics Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, speaks about making decisions. His theory, which also holds value for the financial sector, has demonstrated that our decisions are often flawed, biassed and inaccurate. “If people made better decisions, the world would be a better place.”
Dutch national team in the 1974 World Cup Finals. Photo: ANP.
Back to the 1970s
Nowadays, when the term stagflation is mentioned, everyone thinks back to the 1970s. Anyone who suggests a stagflation scenario as a real scenario for the
Christine Lagarde in a 22 May appearance on Dutch television. Photo: ECB via Flickr CC BY 2.0
ECB flags July hike, hedges medium-term policy bets
The European Central Bank now is convinced that it will raise its benchmark eurozone interest rate at its 21 July monetary policy meeting and said
Inflation. Photo via Unsplash.
Savers to lose ‘hundreds of billions’, Betterfinance warns
A Brussels-based group standing up for European users of financial services has warned that European savers and investors in long-term savings and pension products face
The Yen has become a plaything of the markets
The Japanese yen is rapidly losing its value against the dollar, increasing pressure on the Japanese economy as well as the yen's status as a
Green inflation
For the moment, inflation is largely caused by a sharp increase in energy prices. Two years ago, the oil price was negative for a while
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department at the IMF.
IMF warns of 'permanent fragmentation'
The International Monetary Fund has warned of a more permanent fragmentation of the world economy into geopolitical blocks with distinct technology standards, cross-border payment systems, and reserve currencies. The fund has lowered its growth outlook for the global economy and warned that inflation in many countries is threatening to undermine future growth. “Inflation has become a clear and present danger in many countries,” the IMF said.
ECB President Christine Lagarde speaking at Thursday's monetary policy press conference. Photo: ECB.
Lagarde's roadmap for rates draws a mixed response
As inflation persists across Europe, with double-digit numbers for some eurozone countries, ECB President Christine Lagarde's road map for upcoming interest rates hikes drew a
A BNSF coal train in Wyoming. Photo via Flickr.
Warren Buffett's inflation-proof portfolio
Not surprisingly, Berkshire Hathaway has risen 16 percent this year and has outperformed the S&P 500 by 23 percent over the past 12 months. Pricing