MARKETS

Irrational markets

Irrational markets Download PDF  For the past several decades, an interesting question that causes an ongoing debate, both between academics and practitioners, is whether or not stock markets are efficient. Proponents of the Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) claim...

Reframing M&A potential in the Agrochemicals Industry

Reframing M&A potential in the Agrochemicals Industry Download PDF  "All that glitter isn't gold. It's glyphosate." In 2018, this chemical component generated billions of dollars in revenues for Monsanto and other companies, aiming at helping farmers in food...

The Steel Trade War-U.S. and China edition

The Steel Trade War-U.S. and China edition Download PDF “China doesn’t hopes to be in a trade war, but is not afraid of engaging in one.” On March 22nd, the Chinese government published a statement that it would launch a series of retaliations to hit back against...

Political risk emerging at home

Political risk emerging at home Download PDF   During the past year, emerging markets have performed particularly well compared to the global market performance as a whole. The MSCI emerging markets index posted an annual performance of 37.28% in 2017, compared to...

Bridgewater shorting Europe: a pinch of salt or a well-anchored disbelief?

Bridgewater shorting Europe: a pinch of salt or a well-anchored disbelief? It has been a hot topic in the media lately. Bridgewater, an American investment management fund, has shorted European stocks for $22 billions last February. The discomfort arousing from that...

Brexit and London Stock Exchange Indices

  Based on the efficient market hypotheses we had expected Brexit would have negative impact on London Stock Exchange Indices, as the Brexit tend to be a big short to the UK’s economic, and stock indices reflect the main trend of industry economics. Did indices...

Is art investment worth it?

2017 has been a record-shattering year for art auctions. To what extent is art a reliable investment?

Hitting a turning point

Hitting a turning point Download PDF   At the end of the year, it is always difficult to avoid an avalanche of reports looking back on the performance of the markets during the past 12 months. There are also plenty of predictions being forecasted about the upcoming...

Will Trump save coal or not

This article analyzes the policies, which were made under the president Trump and aimed to support American coal industry, and the reactions on the coal futures market and coal stocks market.

Investing in good conscience

Investing in good conscience Download PDF As early as the 1970s, some investors have tried to emphasize moral values in their decision making through socially responsible investments (SRI). Stocks or securities that were linked to companies perceived as morally...