*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset Management By Nick Downing* The full-scale Russian invasion took most political analysts by surprise. The consensus view was that Putin was all bluster about getting concessions from NATO. When the invasion began on February 24, most analysts thought the war wouldRead More →

Broader US market averages fell on Friday, with the S&P 500 down nearly 3% in the past week. Consumer Staples led the way lower, while the Energy sector was a beacon. Traders sought to uncover stock, bond and commodity prices as news of the deteriorating situation in Ukraine met hopesRead More →

Investors were already nervous about interest rate hikes before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent markets spiraling. Wall Street ended sharply higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled that the central bank would likely raise interest rates less than some investors feared. Powell’s comments, in testimony before theRead More →

The fight against covid-19 is not over and a new fight is beginning in Russia and Ukraine. It is understood that these behaviors are part of history and that at present, one must have a cool head to be able to invest wisely in these products which offer support forRead More →

Politicians around the world would be happier if persistent inflation could be brought under control without triggering a recession or market shocks. Unfortunately, in the real world, it rarely works that way. With elections looming in the United States and France, and with leadership challenges elsewhere, threading the needle ofRead More →

We have experienced significant market volatility over the past two years, which affects not only our current financial plans, but also our long-term investments and retirement goals. Navigating the uncertainty surrounding inflation and taxes can feel overwhelming, but it’s wise to consider preparing your financial assets for the unpredictability ofRead More →

IT was long overdue — the earthquake in financial markets, and now it’s here. The fact that interest rates are entering the rising cycle is not a surprise, even if, however prepared investors are for the financial earthquake, it is more than difficult to predict in advance the extent andRead More →

Veteran hedge fund manager Ray Dalio says financial markets are entering a new era as crypto assets may become more vulnerable to government regulations. In a new interview on The David Rubenstein Show, the billionaire says the days of “cheap money” are ending as the Federal Reserve loses the abilityRead More →

INDIANAPOLIS, February 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In a recent article for Medical economicsDave Gilreath, CIO of Sheaff Brock, reviewed current trends likely to affect sectors, companies and funds with the aim of guiding investors into early 2022. The Fed’s planned interest rate hikes sparked media coverage predicting a market decline.Read More →

Applications are now open, the deadline to apply is March 8 PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) February 02, 2022 What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for the upcoming Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists virtual program. The March 2022 program will feature Wharton professors Itamar Drechsler, Emilie FeldmanRead More →

PHILADELPHIA CREAM, February 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business journalists to apply for the upcoming Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists virtual program. the March 2022 the program will include Wharton professors Itamar Drechsler, Emily Feldman and Jules van Binsbergen which will feature “TheRead More →

European stock markets fell on Friday as the end of a highly volatile trading week around the world neared, with investors weighing expectations of an economic recovery against soaring inflation, rising interest rates interest and with mixed benefits. Meanwhile, Wall Street opened higher on signs that inflation may ease, whileRead More →

It’s a new year, with new resolutions, and several investment strategies to accomplish. However, the advent of the new year does not necessarily mean that the gains and losses of the previous year are ignored. For most of the past year, Covid-19 and inflationary pressures have been top concerns forRead More →

Historical crises are consummate teachers, and this is especially true in the financial sector, where failures are too often duplicated with often devastating consequences. international banker has compiled a series of articles focusing on many of the most impactful financial calamities, frauds and scandals of the 20and and 21st centuries,Read More →

The current health crisis, with its long-term repercussions on the political structure of countries, offers new avenues for researchers to understand how political systems interact with financial players. The topic was recently discussed at the inaugural London Workshop on Political Finance (POLFIN), which reached an international audience of over 200Read More →

Until the eve of the crisis of 1929, the worst that America had ever known, everything was rosy. Cars and construction flourished in the 1920s, and strong jobs in both industries helped raise wages and consumption. Ford was making 9,000 of its Model T cars a day, and spending onRead More →

The 21st century has proven economically as tumultuous as the previous two centuries. This period saw multiple financial crises hit nations, regions and, in the case of the Great Recession, the entire global economy. All financial crises share certain characteristics, but each tells its own unique story with its ownRead More →