Economy is a Monopoly board

BILL GROSS: The economy is a Monopoly board, and everybody is losing Bill Gross thinks the world economy is playing a losing game. In his latest investment outlook on Wednesday, Gross said credit creation had reached its limits and there was nothing central banks could do about it. This means the global economy, which Gross said is based on credit creation, in turn is slowly grinding to a halt. To illustrate his point, Gross compared the world economy to the board game Monopoly. Here’s how it’s supposed to work, according to…

Great Buys In April

3 Boring Stocks That Are Great Buys In April Following a weak start to the year, markets have posted strong returns last month. Gains have come on the back of two major factors, a decline in rate hike fears and resurgence in oil prices. Stocks gained again on the first trading day of the month, raising hopes of better times ahead. However, concerns continue to linger just beneath the surface, even though they are being ignored at this point in time. This is why it is necessary to pick stocks…

Fundamental Analysis

What Is Fundamental Analysis Fundamental analysis is the study of how global economic news and other news events affect financial markets. Fundamental analysis encompasses any news event, social force, economic announcement, Federal policy change, company earnings and news, and perhaps the most important piece of Fundamental data applicable to the Forex market, which is a country’s interest rates and interest rate policy. The idea behind fundamental analysis is that if a country’s current or future economic picture is strong, their currency should strengthen. A strong economy attracts foreign investment and…

Economists React to the Fourth-Quarter GDP Report: ‘Less Than Meets the Eye’

The U.S. economy expanded at a 1% rate in the final three months of 2015, better than a previously reported 0.7% gain, the Commerce Department said Friday. Here’s what economists had to say. “In short, the details of the upward revision to GDP were negative, with inventories less of a drag than before. That probably means more of a drag going forward at some point. Overall, though, the report is unlikely to affect forecasts significantly. Data available so far for the first quarter suggest a pickup from the 1.0% overall pace, even if inventories are still…