The Euro crisis continues to stumble along.
Lots of options to resolve the current difficulties. Most of them problematic in different ways.
What does the future hold for the Euro? (more…)
A November 2011 survey of financial professionals predicts a somber outlook for 2012.
Each year, a worldwide sample of Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs) are invited to participate in a Global Market Sentiment Survey. As the title suggests, the survey looks at “market sentiment, performance, and market integrity issues in 2012.”
The survey also provides predictions on growth in the global finance profession.
The report makes for interesting reading.
Although I did not participate in this years survey, I share many of the findings. (more…)
Another huge problem facing Europeans (what, they don’t have enough going for them with the Euro, fiscal crisis, high unemployment, etc.?) is the loss of democracy taking place.
I think in the long run that the loss of democracy may have the greatest impact on individuals. And will become a highly contentious issue.
If a private business was managed like most countries, it would quickly go bankrupt.
The bureaucrats running government would soon destroy most companies. Their actions always seem to make government less effective and less efficient.
In business, the focus for well run companies is on the key issues. (more…)
Europe continues to go through its latest financial crisis.
What has gone on and what will happen in the future?
Well, if we knew for certainty what the outcome will be, we would all be billionaires. Or, at the least, we might be running MF Global instead of Jon Corzine and they would not be in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings today.
But we can go through a summary of what went on and where we are at today in Europe. (more…)
I am constantly asked why global equity markets are experiencing so much volatility right now.
I think there are a variety of significant factors working together to create uncertainty in the markets. Each on their own impacts market volatility (or risk), together they are a nightmare for investors.
Today a quick summary of the major variables affecting global markets. (more…)
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