A slew of recent arrests in Saudi Arabia have investors on edge. In a surprise move, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman conducted sweeping arrests of high-ranking and public officials under what was deemed to be “a corruption purge”.
Argentina’s legislative elections—slated for October 27, 2017—will be a de facto referendum on President Mauricio Macri’s economic-reform package. While slow to start, his shock-therapy approach appears to be bearing fruit as the country finally wrenches itself free of years of protectionist Peronism.
Wall Street has been showing mixed results lately. The Dow Jones has suffered from the recently published 2017 first-half results of the American banking sector.
Just weeks after the failed merger with Deutsche Börse, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) group is back on the offensive. The LSE will spend $685 million (£534 million) to strengthen itself in the index market.
Many investors, individual as well as institutional, rely on market experts and forecasters when making investment decisions. But are the predictions of Wall Street gurus always trustworthy?
The US Federal Reserve recently issued its fourth quarter 2016 “Statistical Release” on the financial accounts of the United States. According to the latest figures, American household net worth, calculated as the difference between total assets and liabilities of the household
The term bandwagon effect refers to a behaviour involving a group of people jumping in on a trend in order to be part of the majority, even if the action taken would be against one’s own individual beliefs. This behaviour is well-known in mass marketing and polls, in which the action taken by a consumer is likely to be influenced by the social environment.
Environmental and social data criteria are more and more taken into account when investors are designing their investment strategies. Socially conscious investors in mutual funds, for instance, try to collect data in order to make the best investment decisions.
Monsanto has agreed to sell itself to Bayer in exchange for an all-cash consideration of $128 per share. The buyout offer is a premium of 44 percent over where shares of Monsanto were a day before the negotiations began in May.
Controversial real-estate-investor-turned-politician Donald Trump has formally been endorsed as the Republican Party nominee for US president. But even before his coronation at the Cleveland Republican National Convention,