Investments

How Emerging Markets are Taking the Lead on Renewable Energy

In the past, there was a perception that renewables were expensive, and therefore something of a luxury beyond the reach of developing nations. Those days are long gone: emerging markets in Asia, South America, and Africa have seized the initiative and are now overtaking more developed nations to dominate the sector, transforming themselves into veritable [...]

May 15th, 2017|China, Emerging Markets, Investments|0 Comments

Why is South Africa’s Economy Slowing Down?

Once upon a time in South Africa, anything seemed possible. While it may often be forgotten today, amidst reports of its present economic and political woes, South Africa’s peaceful transition of power from its tiny, powerful white minority (descended from Dutch and British settlers) to its black majority was an unprecedented (and never again repeated) [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Global Markets, Investments|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 [...]

October 25th, 2016|Blog, Finance, Global Markets, Investments, Stock Market|0 Comments

INFOGRAPHIC: 3 Traders Who Changed History

August 15th, 2016|Blog, Finance, Investments, Stock Market|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