Macro View: Europe getting momentum

Most global equity markets are on a tear this year, which has many investors fretting about abundant complacency. The fact is, that despite recent strong gains, I don’t expect a recession anytime soon. The vast majority of major economies are seeing solid growth that continues to improve all the time, even as we navigate event […]

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The Future of U.S. Rate Regime: FED’ s Challenges

The Monetary Divergence The Federal Reserve, as widely expected, announced on March the 15th that it intends to raise interest rate to 0.75% to 1%, up from the 0.5% to 0.75% range set in December 2016. This is the third rate hike from the FED since the financial crisis. The Federal Open Market Committee (the FOMC, the interest rate-setting body […]

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ECOWAS, a light in the dark continent

Who follows the African politics was certainly pleased by the military and diplomatic intervention in Gambia performed by ECOWAS in early 2017. Code name: Restore democracy. After the defeat in the December election, the incumbent president Yahya Jammeh, who led the country for 22 years of terror and repression, refuse to relinquish power. This opens […]

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Germany and the Euro Manipulation

In late January Peter Navarro, the Head of Trump’s new National Trade Council, said the euro’s low valuation was giving Germany an edge over the US and its EU partners. He described the single currency as an “implicit Deutsche Mark”. We can observe, from the chart provided by Yahoo-Finance that the Euro has fallen nearly […]

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