Global Markets

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

August 3rd, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets, Investments, Stock Market|0 Comments

How Brexit Will Affect the U.S.?

Europe: it lays an ocean away from the United States and often marches to its own unique beat, putting it farther from our daily thoughts. But with Britain having recently voted to leave the European Union, American attention has been aimed squarely at the continent as international stock markets took a massive hit and economic [...]

August 1st, 2016|Global Markets|0 Comments

Japan’s Negative-Rate Experiment Fails, Investors Hedge Into U.S. Bonds

In January 2016, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) shocked investors with its announcement that it would cut its benchmark interest rate below 0, to -0.1%. The policy was implemented as a way to curtail the effects of falling oil prices and the slowdown of global markets. Haruhiko Kuroda, the governor of the Bank of Japan, [...]

July 22nd, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets|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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

April 20th, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets|0 Comments

Argentina: As Economic Leadership Shifts, So Does Opportunity

Recent developments marked a significant turnaround from the tumult of the Argentinian market. Based on events set in motion at the start of this year, the U.S. Congress passed a 54-16 vote last week to allow President Mauricio Macri to issue a bond and apply part of the funds to pay holdout creditors. Under his [...]

April 10th, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets|0 Comments