Cameron, Tax Havens and the G8

The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron has convened a meeting with ministers from overseas territories (Bermuda, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands) in London it has been announced. The meeting will take place just moments before the G8 summit…

Stock Fall on the Cards

Business as usual this morning in London? Well if the FTSE 100 Index’s fall of 42.71 points (0.7%) is business as usual, then yes, it was this morning as the markets opened in London. German stock also took a knock for the worse. The DAX had a 0.3% crunch taken out of it. It has…

Egypt Still in Dire Straits

Talks are still on-going between the IMF and Egypt over future loans worth up to $4.8 billion to get the country back on its feet. Arab aid from the IMF in the entire region has hit the $10 billion mark in the last year alone. But, if there is not action taken pretty soon, Egypt…

Stock Market Crashes Through the Ages – Part I – 17th and 18th Centuries

Bulls and Bears. It’s all about predicting when that upturn or that downswing in the market is going to take place and when you need to sell or buy that stock to hit the jackpot and make the millions. People have been doing it for centuries and that doesn’t look like it is going to…

Hope Beyond Hope That There Will Be an Upturn

Consumer confidence in the US stands at 76.2 in May 2013 (1985=100). That’s an increase from 58.4 in January. The Conference Board’s figures show that things have not looked so good for months. Things seem to be looking up. But, is the US consumer right to believe in the market and that the economy is…

The Great Plunge is Coming

Are you ready for the next stock-market crash of the century? The Hindenburg Omen was spotted by eagle eyes on April 15th. It was confirmed by a sighting on May 29th. That gives us 40 days approximately before the market takes a plunge (apparently). That’s enough to spark fears on the market that we are…