Normality? Not yet

In economics there are different definitions of interest rate, which could create a bit of confusion, especially by their different usages. A rough definition of interest rate is the cost of borrowing money. In the Central Bank world, the interest rate is the one at which the Central Bank lends money to commercial banks, and […]

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Fed Funds Rate: decision or reaction?

This article aims to analyse the yield curve of the US Treasury bond form 1962 until now. The analysis has been carried forward with monthly data from FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Database provided by the FED of Saint Louis). The final goal is to spot possible fixed income strategies from the expected fed decision of raising […]

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Volkswagen: the scandal explained

On Sunday 20th of September, the world’ second largest carmaker Volkswagen admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in the US: indeed, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), several cars sold in America were equipped with software in diesel engines that could detect if tests on the implicated vehicles were being run, adjusting gas emission accordingly […]

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