Market commentary

Sovereign wealth funds adopting new techniques

State Street Corporation and the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF) released today a new research paper, Enhanced Asset Utilization to Improve Portfolio Returns. State Street says it surveyed and interviewed a number of the IFSWF's member organizations, which represent over half...
For every Netflix there is a Blockbuster

Blain's Morning Porridge "For every Netflix there is a Blockbuster. Every Facebook, a MySpace. Every iPod, a Walkman." Gibraltar. It's always Gibraltar. The Spanish want Gibraltar back. Tried a few times and it's never worked terribly well for them. We'll have Shabby National back from...
How worried should we be about the slowdown in German manufacturing?

New emissions standards for cars have resulted in weaker production in an important part of the German economy. German industrial production contracted by 1.2 percent in Q3 and is behind the general slowdown being seen in eurozone manufacturing. Azad Zangana, Senior European Economist at Schroders,...
Situation excellente

Blain's Morning Porridge  "Mon Centre cede, ma droite recule, situation excellente, j'attaque.." Oh No…! it's Monday again.. So soon? What have we got to worry about? Short week in the US due to Thanksgiving on Thursday and the start of the consumption season kicking off on Black Friday...
The iron rule of markets


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