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Life after Wall Street

 Many brokers have left Wall Street after the recent investment banks collapse. Probably in the range of 300-500,000 people have seen their jobs disapperaring or on the brink of extinction, due to the recent bank losses. In this blog, will try to share what happened with those lives after they left Wall Street.Read More »Life after Wall Street

Silent Run on the Banks

Retiring money from your bank account was a cumbersome process in the great depression crisis in 1929-1933. You had to find out the deposit papers, line in an incredibly long queue, which could have lasted days. Plus that often the money ceased to be available right in front of you.Read More »Silent Run on the Banks

Forex update – GBP/sterling pound this week

Interestingly enough, this week the sterling pound has dropped to its lowest level in 12 years against a broad basket of currencies amid a wave of weak economic performance indicators released. This GBP weakening kept alive a talk about a cut in interest rates by the Bank of England. Sterling’s trade weighted index hit 89,5, the lowest level since October 1996, and the pound fell close to a record low against the Euro.

In the second quarter, UK’s economy virtually grounded to a halt, whilst the houses prices fell at the fastest pace since August 1991. Even worse, the UK retail sales plunged to their lowest level in 25 years. This raised expectations of interest rates cut, which would further undermine the pound’s appeal to investors. “The recent ULK data have been universally bearish for the pound and the path of least resistance remains further weakness”, said a JP Morgan analyst.

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