The presidential election in the US is just around the corner. November is only 3 weeks away. And while early voting has already started in the largest economy in the world, markets around the globe are in full speculation on who might win and how this could effects stocks. The loudest faction is of course … Continue reading Will stocks crash if Biden wins?
One of the most interesting aspects of any crisis is to observe how people react to it. How does the media report on it? How do politicians act? What does your company do? What are the actions of your business partners, competitors, and colleagues? For me personally, it is most interesting to observe how friends … Continue reading About conspiracy theories
Capitalism. The most successful economic system in human history. With all its flaws, no other system has generated more wealth and elevated more people from poverty to riches. But like every other system, it's designed and managed by humans, so obviously it will be full of flaws. And there is no better place on earth … Continue reading Putting the Business Roundtable to THE test
... if you wouldn't need to work anymore? If you wouldn't need to worry about food, shelter, and health, what would make you get out of bed every single day? As the election in the US is drawing closer, I have spent some nights learning about some of the presidential candidates. The person who is … Continue reading What would you do…
It's the end of the 41st week. Only 11 weeks left until the end of the year, and it couldn't get more exciting. We got the final countdown for the Brexit. The president of the United States is facing a trial of impeachment. Hong Kong turned within a few weeks from an investor's paradise to … Continue reading It’s the final countdown
There was some amazing news coming from Wall Street a few weeks ago. 181 CEOs, members of the so-called business roundtable and representatives of some of the largest companies in the USA, declared that maximizing shareholder value is no longer the single purpose of their companies. Instead, the emphasis would shift towards stakeholders. I believe … Continue reading Stakeholders are the better shareholders
As some of my readers know, I am a frequent visitor to the website http://www.visualcapitalist.com. It offers a tremendous amount of information in a very easily digestible manner: Smart visualizations. Most recently I have stumbled upon this graphic: I like to be very careful with definitions about such basic terms as "happiness" and especially with … Continue reading Happiness is relative – but money helps
For anyone who was thinking that 2019 would offer some political stability and economic recovery, the year started pretty awful. Let's take a look: Brexit - everything hints at a total disaster with the UKs decision to leave the EU. We can expect high market volatility and a lot of insecurity on how an unorganised … Continue reading Drama is all around
Let me say it clearly right from the beginning: Writing about politics is almost always a mistake. I try it anyway. It doesn't matter whether you are right or wrong, but people tend to have different opinions and very different points of view. Therefore, no matter what you write, you will always have a divided … Continue reading Reading News
The last week was probably not very good for most investors. President Trump started tweeting and everybody went gaga. Now, nobody knows what will happen and nobody really knows how markets will develop from here on. The year 2018 was not supposed to be the year when everything comes down. It was supposed to be … Continue reading Is the crash coming?