Monthly Archives: July 2016

Irish GDP data; no leprechauns in Ireland Paul

The National Accounts released by the Central Statistics Office last week caused quite a stir, with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) up a whopping 26.3% in 2015. US Economist Paul Krugman’s tweet made the headlines, putting the increase down to “Leprechaun … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Update: July 11th 2016

Market Recap Global equity markets were mixed last week as the major indices in the US outperformed their counterparts in Europe and Asia. Core government bond yields continued to confound, with the 10-Year German Government bond yield falling to -0.18%. … Continue reading

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End of an era, the legendary Gilsey retires from RTE

While the final of the European Championship was a let-down, RTE’s tribute to John Giles, on his retirement from his pundit role at RTE, was a fitting send off for a man that has been a fixture of many a … Continue reading

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Mind the gate on UK commercial property

Liquidity is defined as the degree to which an asset or security can be bought or sold in the market without affecting the asset’s price. Investors in UK commercial property funds have been given a lesson in liquidity over the … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap: July 4th 2016

Market Recap After a miserable Monday which saw large declines across all of the major equity market indices, soothing words from ECB President Mario Draghi and his counterpart Mark Carney at the Bank of England helped spur a relief rally … Continue reading

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Central bank policy has its limits

Central bank policy remains the predominant theme in financial markets, hence when the leaders of these institutions speak everyone listens. Last week, ECB President Mario Draghi gave a speech entitled “The International Dimension of Monetary Policy”, in which he subtly … Continue reading

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The importance of critical thinking

It is not often I share links from the Daily Mail but I have to share this article from Jamie Carragher – “English players are weak… we think we are making them men but we’re creating babies” – an excellent … Continue reading

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