At 5.2% y/y, consumer price inflation for the OECD region reached the highest value in October since 1997. Has inflation peaked, or are we at the outset of a sustained period of high inflation?
In recent months, the risk of stagflation (the simultaneous occurrence of economic stagnation and inflation) has increased. Without the pandemic, output would be higher and inflation lower: bottlenecks in production and logistics have slowed economic activity and caused prices in the goods sector to rise sharply.
When it comes to series streaming, online shopping and sports, data accompanies us through our daily lives. Even in the economy, forecasts are made on the basis of data analysis. How does Big Data create opportunities for the future??
It is impossible not to notice the rising interest in algorithm-based investing. Fund manager Mikuláš Splítek argues the case of whether a robo-advisor or human judgment is better to beat the market.
After a strong increase in the last 5 years, the gold price has weakened recently. Will demand for the precious metal increase again?
Hedge funds have often been talked about in the past because a failure of their sometimes risky investment strategies can trigger chain reactions in the financial industry and the markets, as was the case recently with Archegos Capital. But hedge funds often take on an important role with their alternative investment strategies. Read more on our blog.
A differently designed path to the stock exchange has gained in importance since 2020. The term for this is SPAC (“Special Purpose Acquisition Company”). What’s behind it?
According to industry sources, all of the Cryptocurrencies combined recently hit the $ 1,000Billion. Our Senior Research Analyst Harald Egger goes into the individual coins and tokens that are currently in circulation.
In the USA the fight for the White House is still raging. Meanwhile, in Copenhagen, 9,000 kilometers away, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen declared that all minks in the country would be killed to contain the spread of a new SARS CoV-2 variant. What is a Black Min Event?
For those brave enough to form long-term opinions about the world economy, one of the most important factors is China’s future role. Who are the key players and are we facing a new cold war soon?