Past experience has taught us that market environments that feature cheap financing, easy access to investments, the incentive to engage in speculative activity, and a technological or political “spark” tend to lead to bubbles. Bond prices are so elevated that a quarter of all global bonds are trading with negative interest rates. Tesla now has
The US election was, as many predicted, a hard-fought election. Although the coronavirus pandemic was a key issue for both sides, the election was characterised by the overt populist support that Trump enjoyed and played out through his large rallies, and the more mainstream support for Biden. Although the result of the election has not been formally announced and President Trump has not yet formally conceded, we now expect
Wills. Something that we put to the back of our minds. Something to sort out later on when you are old and grey. As it has been said, the only certainties in life are death and taxes – and a certain Mr. Trump has shown that even taxes may be optional. So, we get back
2020 has already turned out to be a year for the record books for all the wrong reasons, with the coronavirus pandemic and global shutdown making most of the headline news. However, despite the end of the year being near, 2020 still has a few tricks up its’ sleeve. Chief amongst these is the US Presidential
Around the world, economies have re-opened with a degree of reservation. However, since August many countries have faced a resurgence in coronavirus cases, prompting concerns that a ‘second wave’ is already underway. Several European countries have witnessed a spike in coronavirus cases including France, Spain, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Even once ‘safe’ countries such as Denmark & Iceland have been
Stock prices started the month strongly thanks to good early results from COVID-19 vaccine trials, better-than-expected employment reports, and higher-than-anticipated manufacturing activity. In the US, despite multiple States reporting increased COVID infections, stocks continued to climb, especially in large technology. American indices are now back in positive territory for the current year. These behemoth companies,
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