The QE along with the ultra low rates, as a loose monetary policy did what it had to do, during the crisis and also in the immediate aftermath, but the temporary measure also made the market somewhat irrational, and then came a time when markets got addicted to it, and kept on going higher regardless […]

The average daily cost of a prisoner to the US tax payer is roughly around US$ 65 per day, and then there are additional costs related to reoffenders costing the tax payers billions annually. For example, the cost of reoffending to the UK tax payer is estimated to roughly around £ 13 billion  annually. And […]

In the immediate aftermath, by agreeing to buy Euro 60 billion worth of public and private securities on a monthly basis until September 2016, under its recently launched quantitative easing ( QE ) program, the European central bank (ECB)  has quite clearly distorted the market. Also the initiative has given once in a life time […]

So the topic of GREECE and what happens to Europe going forward has once again taken the centre stage, and I do wonder, when  people talk about  GREECE or other EURO area countries return to a pre-crisis period as if that was the permanent normal, and somehow the European policy makers should find a way […]

The recent movements in the markets and its overall behaviour is starting to indicate that the game is changing and has already changed somewhat, and the market participants are having to adapt to these changes rather quickly. And here is an example, so when my GrandMa suggested that never mind the good old correlation theory, […]

The latest economic data out of China clearly suggests that the overall economic growth rate has most likely peaked, and the economy is now going through a transition period, in other words, a shift in gear. And this transition period needs to be managed well through policy changes and other measures. The policy makers will […]