Tag Archives | economy

grey swans

10 grey swans to watch out for

‘Grey swans’ are surprises that are improbable but more likely to occur than ‘black swans’, and investors should consider the possible impact on their portfolios. Some of these swans will paddle by this year.

Volatility Index

‘Episodic’ market volatility ahead for 2017

Contrary to popular understanding, markets have been below normal volatility levels in the last year, but it might be time to prepare portfolios for greater volatility and a potential downturn in 2018.

brexit

Two Brexit visions as seen from London

There were two camps in the ‘leave’ campaign, and the one negotiating with the EU should be pro-immigration. While this increases the chance of the UK retaining access to the common market, will the other camp allow flexibility?

recession

Are recessions a thing of the past?

Less than half of today’s workforce has experienced a proper recession, but in the absence of serious reform and vision, Australia may break its 25 years of economic growth.

What can investors expect from QE in Europe?

The European Central Bank was reluctant to embrace a QE strategy following the GFC. But in late 2014 it was introduced to fight deflationary forces and boost growth in the euro-zone. The question is: will it work?

What the weekly polls revealed in 2014

Cuffelinks ran a weekly poll on many subjects throughout 2014, and we have compiled all the results. Thank you to those who became involved, it was interesting to learn your opinions.

Postcard from Brazil

Graham is currently enjoying the buzz and excitement that has taken over Brazil for the FIFA World Cup. He took some time out to write this postcard to give us a look behind the football.

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