Switzerland

For Your TGIF Procrastinations – April 3, 2015

Here is what I read on Thursday and early Good Friday. Hope you will find these interesting and useful. Some are market related, some relate to geo-politics and some are for fun. Central Bank Solvency and Inflation – When the Fed buys long-term Treasuries by issuing interest-bearing reserves, it effectively retires this long-term debt, at least…

Multi-Asset-Portfolio

Global Multi-Asset Market Portfolio

Note: This is part of a series of posts on portfolio construction that I will be publishing in the coming days. The objective of the series is to help readers understand various concepts of portfolio-allocation so that they can construct portfolios to reach their investment objectives. This is still a work-in-progress hence the posts are in no particular order. This…...

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For Your Tuesday Morning Ruminations – March 31, 2015

Here is what I read on late on Monday and early Tuesday morning. Some are related to markets, some to geo-politics and some are for fun. Hope you will find these interesting. How DIY Bond Traders Displaced Wall Street’s Hot Shots – “The liquidity is provided by the clients, not the dealers,” said MacQueen, a 34-year bond-market…

U.S. average Hourly Earnings

Weighing The Week Ahead

Will the coming week – the thirteenth of the year – finally bring the Spring to the United States of America or will it act according to the ‘reputation’ of the number 13? Only the real life action will determine that but the week is full of economic data release schedule that usually impacts the market strongly. So…...

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Bird On Wire

Bird on the Wire – Friday Night Music

Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free. Like a worm on a hook, like a knight from some old fashioned book I have saved all my ribbons for thee. If I, if I have been unkind, I hope that you…

Switzerland

For Your TGIF Procrastinations, March 27, 2015

Europe is suddenly booming — this is why – The eurozone has had an infamously weak recovery, and two recessions, since 2008, all amid the chaos of whether Greece would exit (and take other countries in southern Europe with it). But there are a few main factors that help explain why there’s a recovery underway now. Bernanke…

Ghana

Mull These Over On Weekend – March 21, 2015

Here are some reading materials for your weekend information gathering. As usual, some are market related, some concern the geo-politics and some are for fun. Some are short, some long. Some are agreeable and some not but all are informative. 9 ETFs That Screen for Dividend Growth – So how should you choose an ETF? Here are returns, expense…

What's Going On

What’s Going On – Friday Night Music

You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we’ve got to find a way. Mother, mother, everybody thinks we’re wrong Oh, but who are they to judge us Simply ’cause our hair is long Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way To bring some understanding here…

Udaipur, India

For Your TGIF Procrastinations – March 20, 2015

Here is what is happening around the net. Some of these articles are related to the market, some to geo-politics and some to general stuff. Hope you will find these useful and informative. EU Leaders Dampen Greek Hopes For Bailout Relief – Tsipras, brushing aside the criticism, insisted his government will end austerity and increase social spending.…