Analysis on Precious Metals: is Gold a real leader? – Part 1

Introduction: The aim of this academic article is to improve an efficient analysis on rare metals, looking at their behaviour and interconnections. Many evaluation metrics and techniques have been applied to reach this purpose. Huge importance has been attributed to the economic interpretation, providing both a theoretical explanation and real data ex-post evaluation. Unfortunately, the […]

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Value Investing: a timeless stock-picking strategy

  “Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike” B.Graham – The Intelligent Investor   In today’s market, choosing the right formula on how to pick a stock to invest in, may sound a bit challenging. Going through the vast world of stock-picking methodologies, one of the most inspiring strategy, endorsed by the majority of individuals and institutional investors is the […]

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State aid is dead. Long live state aid

The EU State aid regime The European Union is the only jurisdiction in the world which effectively operates a binding State aid control system. It is fair to claim that the project of a European Single Market, enshrined in Article 3 TEU, would not have achieved the remarkable current grade of economic integration without the […]

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Repopulating the Repo market

At the end of December 2016 the European Repo market experienced an unprecedented level of volatility and dislocation, raising worries over the stability of the whole European Money market. During the trading day of December 28th the repo-rate for specials of several ‘core’ government bonds (including Germany, France, Belgium, Netherland and Austria) tightened to record-low […]

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