In their efforts to clean up corruption, regulations are squeezing out analysts from investment banks -- making quality research more expensive to obtain.
The days of rapidly-growing startup companies and new business launches in the United States have slowly come to a halt. Statistics show entrepreneurship in the U.S. has been declining and the startup rate has dropped significantly in the past few decades.
The issue is not, as Trump has claimed, outsourcing to China and Mexico—this ship has sailed; the damage is done. The real threat to jobs, especially in the manufacturing industry, is technology and automation.
It isn’t free trade that deserves the blame for the loss of certain jobs, or even the competitive labor markets in China or Mexico--it’s technology.
In this tumultuous and divisive election year, it’s comforting for investors to know that — based on 50 years of Bloomberg data — elections are generally reliable for the stock market.
Though the Turkish economy suffered what Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek termed a “knee-jerk reaction” in the immediate wake of an unsuccessful and short-lived coup attempt, investors still fear for the stability of the market.
To many investors, buying government debt seems like the smart move, because they stand to lose less than they expect to otherwise. If this trend continues, and bond prices continue to climb, investors could actually earn money by selling their bonds amongst themselves for a higher price than what they paid.
Shock at the outcome of the Brexit's narrow vote to leave the European Union has triggered unprecedented political and social repercussions, both internally and on the world stage. While the UK untangles itself from economic and political EU regulations, investors untangle the effects of the Brexit vote on the global market, which fell into disarray [...]