Unrest in Thailand, Venezuela and Ukraine, as well as precarious governments in Turkey and Argentina have all conspired to give emerging markets a black eye over the last few months. This week the Ukrainian situation took the spotlight as protestors struggled to form some sort of government after the ouster of the former Prime Minister.
Here's what's going on and how it's affecting our stock m... ››› more
After a dreadful start to the year, global markets consolidated towards the end of week. Though the recent fall was quite painful for investors, it wasn't exceptional. Since 2009, the S&P 500 has fallen by 5% or more 18 times. Twice by more than 10%. This week's fall was only around 6%. If history holds, we can expect another two similar pullbacks this year alone! Despite this, since 2009 the S&P ... ››› more
There's an age old saying that goes: “To know where you're going, you need to know where you've been” and this week, investors should remember this. After all, news flow that came out of major economies like the US and China have a huge effect on the stock market. So let's have a look at what happened last week, starting with America…
Speculation that the Federal Reserve will begin windin... ››› more
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