Should The Top 4 Tech Firms Be Broken Up?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The top 4 tech firms, which are Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet, are being attacked by some commentators because they have become ‘too powerful.’ With a similar mindset to how Teddy Roosevelt chose to break up the trusts because they garnered too much influence over the market, these commentators believe these tech firms have gottenCONTINUE READING

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What Sowed The Seeds Of The Bitcoin Mania?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Financial Conditions Ripe For Speculation 2017 was an unusual year where financial conditions actually eased despite the Federal Reserve raising rates. The financial tightness in 2015 and 2016 was catalyzed by weakness in the energy market. With the help of central banks, as we have previously stated, the economy narrowly avoided a recession. It’s stillCONTINUE READING

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Low Volatility In Stocks & Bonds There are a few ways to sum up 2017. It was the first time in years where the initial earnings estimates ended up being realized. Inflation and wage growth didn’t meet expectations despite the low unemployment rate. Global equities rallied as economic growth improved in emerging markets. The U.S.CONTINUE READING

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Are Negative Interest Rates Coming To An End In Europe?

Reading Time: 3 minutes How Is Negative Yielding Debt Possible? Currently over $9 trillion bonds are trading with negative yields in the open market. Most Euro zone government bonds up to 5 years are trading with negative yields and it seems that this madness in the markets could continue forever. The question you’d probably ask yourself is: “how didCONTINUE READING

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