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“OIL” The energy of the next fifty years

One year ago we all were very worried about the impact that the high oil price would have on the world’s economy. Nowadays we are worried about the impact that would have the low price of oil. Why all this confusion on the investor minds within one year. The real oil demand has changes between...

Waiting for the EUR/USD parity

Waiting for the EUR/USD parity

There are few doubts in the financial community that within this year the Eur/Usd pair will reach the parity. Well, I consider this event one of the most positive for Europe’s economy and I think the Euro strength is one of the major causes why Europe is in this economic and political situation. There are...

How can Europe get out of deflation ?

How can Europe get out from deflation ?

We are not more impressed by nominal negative rates in Europe. The last “surprise” was the German bond with a maturity of five years. Investors accepted to lend money to Germany for a -0.10 % nominal rate and a real rate much worse. Roubini has calculated that there are three thousand billion of bonds in...

Lessons from Alan Greenspan

Lessons from Alan Greenspan

We often need to hear Alan Greenspan to be sure about what is going on with the economy. According to the ex president of the Federal Reserve, the economy is not so strong as the markets are telling us. There is not a solid economic growth he told to the Cnbc. And the reason why...

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China cut interest rate again

The question is: what is going to do the China’s economy this year? Accelerating or slowing down respect to the previous year. People’s People’s Bank of China seems to be afraid from a hard landing, that’s why it cuts the interest rate by 0.25 % at the new record rate of 5.35 %. At the...

How long will Greece stay in the euro zone

How long will Greece stay in the eurozone?

According to Alan Greenspan: “Not for long”. It seems that Greece exit is only a matter of time… Alan Geenspan seems to believe the story. In his last interview on BBC, he affirms that Greece will leave the euro-zone very soon if they don’t get another loan. He thinks that nobody is going to lend...