Tulipmania The History of the First Market Bubble Blod Post

Blowing Bubbles You’ve probably heard the term bubble used quite along in reference to financial markets. If you turn on CNBC or Bloomberg for longer than 15 minutes, you’ll notice they like to throw that term around a lot: asset bubble, equity bubbles, the tech bubble, the bitcoin bubble, housing bubbles. The list is endless. I’m sure most of ...

2017-07-26 James Harte Read more
Uk inflation_BoE_2003

The currency markets will be taking a step back after a rather busy week that saw the U.S. Federal Reserve hike interest rates. Various Fed officials are lined up to speak during the week including Fed Chair Janet Yellen. In the Eurozone data shifts to flash PMI numbers while in the UK, the inflation data once again hits the spotlight as econo...

2017-03-20 John Benjamin Read more
Draghi_EURUSD

The euro has been consolidating near a 15-year low with the first two months of the year showing no major movements in the currency pair. While there are significant fundamental risks to the single currency in the form of the elections in Europe this year, the euro has been so far muted. However, this is likely to change over the coming weeks e...

2017-03-14 John Benjamin Read more
Dutch elections_Wilders_0903

Political leader Geert Wilders of the Dutch center-right party PVV defending his plans during a radio interview. Dutch Elections Not Key Focus but Still Important Markets this year have been predominantly focused on the upcoming French elections rather than the Dutch elections, as voters perceive the electoral system as preventing the PVV fr...

2017-03-09 James Harte Read more
Dutch elections

Image via harry_nl. Utrecht: D66 Campaigning for Local Elections Polls Favour Freedom Party The build-up to the March 15th Dutch elections will be watched by the market very closely. Current polling indicates that Geert Wilders’ anti-EU Freedom is ahead and likely to win over 30 of the 150 parliamentary seats. The party has called for “de-Is...

2017-01-12 James Harte Read more