What is Twitter? If a conversation runs on social media, Twitter is often mentioned in the same breath as Facebook. It might not have the same number of members as the giant Facebook, but Twitter has become a big
As I look back on the year and consider what happened in 2015, it’s time to take stock for an economic review. The year has been rich in momentous changes: once-in-a-generation events like the Irish marriage referendum, events that shocked the
In the current context of ultra-low interest rates, private equity shines as an investment opportunity. Private equity presents opportunities for investors who yet have to gain exposure to this asset class. The barriers to entry are high, but investment vehicles
A government spends its money on several things: social welfare, public sector wages and capital expenditure (investments in buildings, roads, public facilities etc.). To finance this expenditure, it relies on taxes and other revenues. But as we all
An economic bubble is when we let prices go crazily high. We generally can recognize economic bubbles, but often defend them with arguments of “the market has fundamentally changed” or “it’s different this time” or “we’ve learned how to
“Should I invest in stocks?” is a very common stock market question. However, just like “What’s a good stock to buy right now?”, it is a sure sign that the person asking the question doesn’t know much about
When should you start to invest? Should you start investing even if you don’t have money “lying around”?
Should I start investing? I don’t have money “lying around”… A reader recently remarked that my investing tips were all nice and good, if only she had extra money lying around. But she didn’t, so investing was out
What is quantitative easing, and what problem does it solve? Is it ever possible to create “free money”?
Quantitative easing is a “monetary policy” measure. It is used by central banks in an attempt to stimulate the economy, more precisely to kickstart growth in times of economic sluggishness. But it’s not a panacea and should be used