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The End of the Single Currency

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 01/04/2011 - 11:10
dead end for euro

Many think the Euro will end soon. Others are betting strong against sovereign debt in Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Greece, and maybe Italy. Europe is a chaos with no money left to fill commitments and will soon go into bankruptcy and lead the Euro to an end.

Equity Market Data Update

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 31/03/2011 - 12:13

After all volatility we have been assisting during last month, filled with violent up and down movements, it's time to take a look at equity markets data and check what is happening this year so far.

Japan Earthquake and Equity Markets

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 24/03/2011 - 23:03

Thirteen days have passed since the terrible 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred in Japan. The earthquake caused a massive devastation and triggered tsunami waves that inflicted further damage in Japanese territory.

Osborne Speech and FTSE 100

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 23/03/2011 - 15:43
osborne speech

Today we have assisted at the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne speech on UK budget. Given the crisis in Europe regarding high unemployment rates, low GDP growth rates and large Government deficits, this is the kind of speech that is expected to have an impact on financial markets, in this case mostly in FTSE 100. It was not the case.

Is It Really the End of Things?

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Wed, 16/03/2011 - 11:58
end of things

Every time something wrong happens we hear very strong words and visualise extreme scenarios, with everyone reacting as if it was the end of the things.