Spring Showers Bring May Myths

Spring Showers Bring May Myths

Spring has sprung! And with the warmer temperatures, sunnier days and budding flowers we expect another yearly regularity to hit soon: financial media’s warnings you should exit equities before the annual summer doldrums hit markets – to sell, that is, in May. But in...
How Compound Growth Works

How Compound Growth Works

Legend has it Albert Einstein called compound growth the eighth wonder of the world—“the most powerful force in the universe.” However, you don’t need to be a genius to understand how compounding works. Compounding’s core concept is earning a return on returns. Take...
European Populism Probably Doesn’t Threaten Markets

European Populism Probably Doesn’t Threaten Markets

In early February, Italian Co-Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio met with France’s Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protestors. The leader of the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) thus triggered a diplomatic row, with French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron recalling his...
Evidence for Growth in Seven Charts

Evidence for Growth in Seven Charts

Is a global recession lurking behind 2018’s volatility? Our survey of financial media publications suggests many believe so, seeing slowdowns in some economic data as evidence. But whilst recession fears may have risen, a look at a broad swath of data doesn’t...
Don’t Fret QE’s End

Don’t Fret QE’s End

With eurozone GDP (gross domestic product, a government-produced estimate of national economic output) growth slowing in Q3, our survey of financial media publications turned up many worries the European Central Bank’s (ECB’s) mid-December decision to end its...