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Market Analysis

  • Kroger’s recent success story

    Kroger’s recent success story

    People in general like to feel good about themselves. This relationship has aided in generating business opportunities the world over; such as fancy gym memberships, protein shakes that sound like they came out of a sci-fi movie, and yes, even...

  • What if Netflix came to Malta?

    What if Netflix came to Malta?

    Let’s be honest with ourselves, how many of us actually still watch television on a regular basis? Whether it’s sports, a movie or that latest episode which we absolutely must watch, a large majority now would rather stream at their own...

  • FOMC – managing investors’ expectations

    FOMC – managing investors’ expectations

    One of my first mentors once told me that financial markets will always have a key event to focus on, which event (its build up, outcome and aftermath) will result in a bout of market volatility and hence trading opportunities. And this summer was...

  • Important dates for capital markets

    When I look back at the first eight and a half months of the year, it has definitely been an eventful one for the equity markets. Quantitative easing, earnings season, the Greek drama and now China’s slowdown have all contributed to increase...

  • Leaders are becoming laggards

    Leaders are becoming laggards

    The emerging markets have made the headlines this year with the connotations becoming more and more negative as the year progressed. There were various reasons for this, but the prevalent themes have been the weakness in the commodities market and...

  • IFA and Apple I/O

    IFA in Berlin is an annual, global, trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. With companies that attend from over 100 different countries, the 2015 edition has just come to a close, with the tech industry now buzzing over new...

  • Shipping movements

    The following ships are expected in Malta: The Karina from Algiers to Algiers, the CMA CGM Medea from Port Kelang to Valencia, the EU Aukland from Bar to Bar (all CMA CGM Malta Agency Ltd), the MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Livorno (Sullivan...

  • Government yields this September

    After a volatile few months the outlook for sovereign yields continues to remain somewhat controversial, and the short term trend is perhaps even harder to anticipate given the recent developments on the global macroeconomic scene.  To start with,...

  • Countdown to the September FOMC meeting

    Last Thursday was an important day for capital markets as the ECB addressed investors’ concerns. During the meeting, the ECB President Mario Draghi lowered the committee’s forecast for growth in Euroland to 1.4%, 1.7% and 1.8% in 2015, 2016 and...

  • Investing in volatile markets

    If you are wondering when the right time is to invest in times of heightened volatility and do not have a clear answer, you are not alone. This is a conundrum all investors face, from highly sophisticated investors to inexperienced investors. What...

  • The importance of tech in the financial markets

    The importance of tech in the financial markets

    As a society, we have come a long way from bartering livestock and calculating price/value of an object/service with a scale. Even here in Malta, one may say that technology has finally been embraced by the majority of its inhabitants, with the...

  • The importance of financial planning and how it should be done

    The importance of financial planning and how it should be done

    Proper planning has won battles, ended wars, and enables the average student to finish his/her assignments on time. It is with this notion that planning has been and is being used in most areas of business, so as to achieve the desired results. In...

  • August and everything after

    August and everything after

    Global markets were rattled during the month of August, with the volatility index reaching levels not seen since the summer of 2011, an intra-day high of 53 on August 24, 2014, as fears of a slowdown in China sent shivers down investors’...

  • Analysing crude oil and equity markets

    Last Monday was a day many investors want to erase from their memory as the stock market wiped out substantial amounts of profit from their portfolio. The aggressiveness of the sell-off led to comparisons with the stock market crash in 2008 as...

  • Shipping movements

    These ships are expected in Malta: The MV Eurocargo Malta from Genoa to Livorno (Sullivan Maritime), the Maersk Funchal from Algiers to Algiers (Thomas Smith Shipping Ltd) and the Hansa Narvik from Antalya to Mersin, the Stjerneborg from Tripoli...

  • Eurozone Q215 GDP – picking up the pieces

    The timing of the GDP data released 12-days ago, given the peak of the summer months where traders, investors and analysts alike lighten up on their workload and take time off, did nothing to quash fears that the economic recovery in the Eurozone,...

  • China - my take on current developments

    China is clearly causing markets to tumble and tremble, and here I am not only referring to Chinese equity markets but risky assets in general; namely global equities, lower rated bonds and those asset classes which are exposed to the global...

  • A niche segment of the financial sector

    With roots back to 1898, Lindorff is a European credit management service provider offering mainly debt collection and debt purchase services. Regarding the first operational segment, Lindorff acts as a third party that collects overdue debts,...

  • Disney: is it a dream come true?

    When I think of Disney I remember those classic cartoons and musicals that used to fill my head with wonder, that magical place called Disneyland that only a lucky few kids got to experience, and of course the mouse. Not once did I think of Disney...

  • Louis Vuitton – You’re better off with the shares than the bag

    When someone mentions Louis Vuitton, the first thing that comes to mind is a handbag and the second is the price tag that comes with it. If I had €5000 to spend on Louis Vuitton, I would ignore the bag and go straight for the shares. The thrill of...

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