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What Does the Strong Dollar Mean for Emerging Markets?

The popular perception is that strong/weak currencies are something of a zero-sum proposition. Yet despite the gloomy prophecies of many emerging market specialists from 2016, the strong dollar hasn’t hurt these developing economies. Rather, geopolitical turmoil was more of a factor  than currency strength/weakness. Additionally, different markets reacted differently to a strong dollar--and the notion [...]

2017-07-06T21:12:53+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Emerging Markets, Finance, Global Markets|0 Comments

Which Emerging Markets Make the Best Homes for Startups?

In the popular imagination, emerging markets are seen as economic engines of sky-high growth, pumping out cheap products and earning investors unbelievably high returns on their interest. But believe it or not, emerging markets also have another, more obscure strength: they are a hotbed of tech innovation, and in fact, have become fantastic bases for [...]

What Exactly is Macro Trading?

Macro trading is a type of trading strategy employed by hedge funds. Hedge funds, which generate returns for investors through betting pooled amounts of their money on both rising and falling prices, are best defined by their investment strategies. A fund manager, also known as a general partner, sets the fund’s strategy with the goal [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:47+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets, Investments, Stock Market|0 Comments

Unquiet on the Eastern Front: North Korea, Nuclear Testing, and Emerging Markets

By now, you’ve surely heard the news. On September 9, 2016, North Korea detonated its fifth nuclear device, the latest in a long line of controversial tests that have drawn international criticism.  Once again, the world is up in arms, with strong condemnations from South Korea, Japan, the United States, and surprisingly, even North Korea’s [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:47+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets|0 Comments

6 Global Events Since Last Year That Have The Biggest Impact On Emerging Markets

Global growth has slowed substantially and a quick recovery seems unlikely, according to IMF experts. Coming off 2015’s modest 3.1 percent global growth, the impact of the worldwide slowdown affects every nation. But the negative effects are most apparent in emerging market economies.   Emerging markets are experiencing profound losses that can be detrimental to [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:47+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets, Investments, Stock Market|0 Comments

Colombian Peso Volatility May Cause Potential Interest Rate Hike by Central Bank

The chronology of the ups and downs of Colombian peso is indicative of the volatility of the emerging markets. This month, Colombia’s peso showed an uptick most as a result of the U.S. jobs data, which “[...] boosted the appeal of riskier assets by reducing the odds for monetary tightening this month,” according to Bloomberg. [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:47+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets|0 Comments

What’s Next For The Brazilian Bond Market?

The Brazilian bond market has been especially volatile in recent years and continues to affect the global economy in several ways. Brazil’s political and economic climate has been making headlines lately with experts pointing out Brazil’s economic crisis is the worst since the U.S. Great Depression. Inflation is over 10.6% in Brazil and the labor [...]

2017-06-19T14:52:47+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets|0 Comments

The Emerging Asian Markets

Defying bleak global recession prospects, Southeast Asian economies showed considerable Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. A variety of factors have lead to the Asian market success, all of which have earned several of Asian countries recognition from the 2015 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, which closely examines emerging markets, supply chain executives, and international [...]

2016-05-09T13:46:12+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets|0 Comments