How Will the Markets be Impacted by Trade in 2019?

With talks of changing existing trade deals by then candidate Donald Trump now a reality with President Trump, America has taken a different path for international trade. Seeing mixed results during negotiations, global and domestic stock markets have been shaken and are subject to ongoing volatility. Today, foreign trade talks are in flux, and it’s … Continue reading “How Will the Markets be Impacted by Trade in 2019?”

Will Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Be Correct Again?

The majority of the mainstream financial media steers investors to news stories that have little bearing on intermediate and long-term returns. The stories often have a short-term focus, centering on the problem of the day and how it will impact the stock market. Many experts, including the legendary investor Ray Dalio, believe the average investor … Continue reading “Will Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Be Correct Again?”

Investment Bank Fees Indicate Strong Equity Capital Market Activity

Investment banks can be a good predicator for the health of the market in the near future. Investment banks make the bulk of their money on mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and financing activities (bond issuances and syndicated loans). As a result, we can look at investment bank fees and performance as a proxy … Continue reading “Investment Bank Fees Indicate Strong Equity Capital Market Activity”