Economics & Markets

Ben Bernanke and the Taylor Rule

Ben Bernanke and the Taylor Rule

8 mins. to read

The problem with central banks is that they initially wanted to be independent from us but now they want us to be dependent on them. Many years ago, there was a time when economic policy was part of a government’s list of affairs, with both fiscal and monetary policy being part of it. But, for…

Monday’s Master Investor Market Report

Monday’s Master Investor Market Report

3 mins. to read

The Confederation of British Industry said that manufacturing output expanded at the slowest rate in over 2 years during the first 3 months of 2015, with the deceleration particularly notable among exporting firms, which suggests a loss of confidence in global prospects in the last few months. However, the average firm was still increasing production…

Thursday’s Master Investor Market Report featuring WPP, Taylor Wimpey, Sirius Minerals and William Hill

Thursday’s Master Investor Market Report featuring WPP, Taylor Wimpey, Sirius Minerals and William Hill

3 mins. to read

UK Government borrowing dropped to £7.4 billion in March, more than £400 million lower than in the same month of 2014. The total for the year so far now stands at £87.3 billion, well below the Office for Budget Responsibility’s £90.2 billion estimate and a drop of £11.1 billion against the comparative period. While the…

Get Ready for an Emerging Markets Crisis

Get Ready for an Emerging Markets Crisis

9 mins. to read

Featured in this month’s Master Investor Magazine. Planting the Seeds The financial crisis of 2007-2009 is often seen as one of the worst ever crises faced by the US economy. The capitalisation of the S&P 500 was halved, the unemployment rate was doubled, and the Federal Reserve had to go out of bounds in rescuing…

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