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23rd November 2011
There's a lot of talk about government debt-to-GDP ratios lately. Greece's government debt stands at 160 percent of GDP. Japan has a debt-to-GDP ratio of over 200 percent.
16th November 2011
Here’s the latest Monthly Bulletin from VAM Funds: VAM Monthly Bulletin – October 2011
Debt isn't always a dirty word - if you are responsible. “Neither a borrower nor a lender be,” was Shakespeare’s advice in Hamlet.
27th October 2011
It looks that way according to the recently released Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data. That's not good news because the PMI Index has now fallen below the 50 level.
24th October 2011
It seems the U.S. has turned the corner in terms of bank failures. However, Europe is likely to see a spike over the coming weeks once banks are forced to write-down loses on Greek bonds.
5th October 2011
How can you tell if your hard-earned cash is invested right now in some vastly inflated asset? In this article, we take a look at financial bubbles and how to avoid them.
It seems that the banks are in trouble again. We take a closer look at the current situation. Here are a couple of interesting charts taken from Bespoke: Trouble in Financial Land.
3rd October 2011
We take an in-depth look at global currencies and breakdown their performance in the current climate. Here is Holborn Assets overview of global currencies for September 2011.
The stock markets have taken a hammering over the past few months. Is this your normal, garden variety equity market sell-off, or a 2008-style economic collapse?
According to the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI), the U.S. is heading into a recession, and "there's nothing that policy makers can do to head it off."