As I write this post, I’m currently on a visit to one of the smallest economic engines in the European Union: Portugal. In my opinion, speaking Portuguese is exponentially harder than speaking Spanish and that has caused me to rely on some new technology. There is a… More >>
Considering all the chaos throughout Emerging Markets, the U.S. equity markets have been remarkably calm over the past few weeks.
The indication for this calm is the low and declining levels of volatility in the U.S. equity markets, as reflected by the VIX Index… More >>
Ten years ago, on September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. That event symbolized the ultimate consequence of excessive lending by banks. [i]
Over the period to follow, known as the “Great Financial Crisis,” the three major U.S. stock market indices—the… More >>
If you’ve caught any of the recent news headlines, you would know Emerging Markets have been hit hard in 2018. If you haven’t, a Google search will probably yield something like the following: [i]
Year-to-date, the Emerging Markets Index has fallen 7.78 percent;… More >>