Even though the U.S. economy remains burdened by the pandemic, prospective homebuyers and those seeking to refinance their existing mortgages are in for some good news. Following a two-week dip, mortgage applications saw a surge of 8.2%, […]
It takes approximately 40 minutes for 82,944 processors on the world’s fastest computer to compute what one percent of our brain calculates in a second. Despite this lag, AI has more promising solutions than humans when it […]
In 2006, marketing commentator Michael Palmer had blogged, “Data is just like crude. It’s valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used.” After nine years, the statement still holds true across any industry that […]
At the Mobile World Congress, Mastercard recently announced that it was teaming up with Facebook to provide small businesses in Africa and Asia with an affordable and simple on-ramp for accepting mobile payments. The partnership will […]
When Starbucks (SBUX) announced the closure of all of its 379 Teavana stores by the spring of 2018, it came as a warning signal to many analysts. But for long-term investors, Starbucks future growth prospects […]
Investors will be looking at a widely expected interest rate hike Wednesday as a signal of the Federal Reserve’s growing confidence in a healthier U.S. economy. But they should also see it as a signal […]
Volcker Rule is a temporary solution to a permanent problem of ‘too big to fail’. If Volcker Rule really aims to address the issues of 2008 financial crisis, it should eliminate the issue of ‘too big to fail’ because as long as large firms exist, they will continue to attract federal support during any future crisis, despite all the adherence to the strict rules in the Dodd-Frank rulebook.
Central Banks are the backbone of an economic system. Any fracture can create serious concerns for the financial future of the country. In recent years, there have been numerous articles raising questions about the credibility of central banks. This article focuses the basics of central banks with a strong focus on its relation with the financial crises.
“Our destiny is in Europe, as part of the community. That is not to say that our future lies only in Europe, but nor does that of France or Spain or, indeed, of any other member. The […]
Ten Quick things you should know about the Fed Interest Rate Hike
The anxiety over election uncertainty has sneaked into markets, leaving enough room for a bigger market volatility for this week. The CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) had already soared 40% from 15.67 on October 28 to […]
On August 18, 2016, Donald J. Trump tweeted, “They will soon be calling me Mr. Brexit.” Markets may agree. The uncertainty of November 8 vote may impact markets similar to the EU Referendum, which resulted […]
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been an ongoing trade deal that was finally agreed upon by all the 12 countries. The secret deal connects 12 countries of US, Brunei, Chile, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Mexico, Vietnam, New Zealand, Canada, […]
Libor manipulation can bankrupt sixteen big banks and shake investors’ confidence. Libor rigging involves billions of dollars as profits. The big banks include Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup. While the first rigging […]