WHAT’S THE ALTERNATIVE?

In an economic world where interest rates languish at historic lows, bond yields fail to impress, and stock market and commodity volatility can be unsettling to say the least, what’s the alternative? Alternative Investments generally offer an interesting option when “traditional” investments (essentially stocks and bonds) alone cannot provide either the returns that are required,…

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IEA WARNS OF CONTINUED EXCESS OIL PRODUCTION

The International Energy Agency has warned that the amount of oil hitting world markets will continue to grow excessively if OPEC fails to negotiate and agree to production cuts. The cartel, an intergovernmental organization composed of 14 nations, last year accounted for a massive 43% of the world’s global oil production and 73 percent of…

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BANG… IT’S GONE! FAMOUS FLASH CRASHES

On the 7th of October 2016, there was a flash crash in the value of the Great Britain pound, where it dropped by 6% against the USD within two minutes. It was the GBP lowest level against the greenback since May 1985. Though the pound managed to recover in the next few minutes it still…

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THE LOVE AND HATE RELATIONSHIP: GOLD/USD

Ah, gold and the USD. To the untrained eye they seem to never get along. However, they both have something very special in common and that is they are both members of a very special club. The safe haven club. Along with the JPY, CHF, Gold and the greenback, they are often the trader’s choice…

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