Bitcoin is making headlines every day. Investors are increasingly treating it as a new asset class, sometimes referring to it as gold 2.0. But how does bitcoin stack up as an asset class?
Equity market volatility is low. Hence, recommendations to invest in volatility are abundant again. But before you pursue such an investment, let me warn you first. Because, making a profit from such an investment strategy requires perfect foresight. On average, a long position in volatility is a very unprofitable strategy. Especially, when volatility is low! […]
The CAPE ratio, or Cyclically Adjusted Price Earnings ratio, is making headlines again. The stock market valuation indicator developed by Nobel laureate Robert Shiller is giving many investors headaches. But, […]
Some of the major events in financials markets this week shown in charts.
Markets are pricing in a low probability of a bear market, but are they right?
13. Base effects! Eurozone inflation came in significantly lower than expected, mostly due to a bigger than anticipated drop in energy prices. Core inflation fell as well, but this has […]
Here’s an overview of some of the most telling financial markets charts of this week.
After disbelieving the Fed for months, markets braced for a powerful message accompanying the first rate hike of this year. But that didn’t happen. One dovish hike and speech made […]
11. Mark Rutte’s VVD wins Dutch elections, Wilders’ PVV second In the end, things were much less exiting than the polls made us believe. Rutte became the clear winner obtaining […]
This week in financial markets summarized in charts.