*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 →

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 →

RIYADH: SPACs could reshape Gulf financial markets, bringing together savvy investors and disruptive startups. Last week, the Abu Dhabi stock exchange, known as ADX, introduced its first SPAC framework, paving the way for these types of companies to launch on the exchange. A SPAC, also known as a blank checkRead 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 →

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 →

How “Stablecoins” Could Trigger Chaos October 07, 2021 Dollar pegged cryptocurrencies are proliferating rapidly. But without regulation, these so-called stablecoins pose serious risks to the US financial system, argue Gary B. Gorton of Yale SOM and his co-author. Should governments print money to survive the pandemic? March 22, 2021 CentralRead 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 →

Adam Smith wrote of the “invisible hand”, whereby the pursuit of the self-interest of individuals in free and competitive markets advances the interest of society as a whole. And Smith was right: free markets have generated unprecedented prosperity for individuals and societies. But, because we can be manipulated or trickedRead More →