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  1. Can Defensive Stocks Protect Your Investment Portfolio?

    Macro Hive

    We explain how defensive stocks can help protect your investments during market downturns.  By combining defensive stocks with other types of stocks, such as growth stocks or value stocks, investors can create a diversified portfolio.

  2. The US Banking Crisis: Lessons From the Past

    John Tierney

    After more than a decade of relative calm in the banking sector, the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) crisis was a wake-up call and reminder that bank runs and failures can still happen.

  3. What Is a Stock Split?

    Macro Hive

    We explain what a stock split is and the advantages and disadvantages for investors. We also look at several big recent stock splits such as the Apple stock split and the Amazon stock split. 

  1. What Is a Put Option?

    Ben Ford

    A put option is a contract that grants the owner the right, but not the obligation, to sell a certain amount of the underlying security at a predetermined price during a specified time frame.

  2. What Is Risk Management as a Basic Skill for an Investor?

    Macro Hive

    Every single investment carries risk. Even US treasuries, thought of as the safest of all investments, have a slight risk of government default. But by consciously managing financial risk, it is possible to mitigate many adverse outcomes and create a balanced portfolio that generates returns.

  3. How Trend Following Can Enhance Your Portfolio

    Alan Dunne

    Trend following and managed futures strategies had one of their best years in 2022. It is not the first time the strategies performed well when equities struggled.

Rich Countries Must Help Poor Countries With Climate Risk

Richard Jones

Developing countries face disproportionate challenges when addressing climate risks. Therefore, rich countries must cut emissions more to allow poorer countries to pursue economic development and address climate risks.

A New Era – Why the US and EU Must Accept Nuclear Energy

Richard Jones

Despite recent advances, the US, EU, and UK have much to do to address climate challenges. Nuclear energy will again become integral to the move to clean energy, with fusion becoming more important.

  1. Top 5 Stocks with the highest dividends

    Macro Hive

    We provide a quick list of the five stocks with the highest dividend, explain what dividends are, and reveal how to pick dividend stocks.

  2. It Should Be Climate Risk, Not Climate Change

    Richard Jones

    Global climate challenges are complex. Addressing them goes beyond the environment and extends to global diplomacy and growth in developing countries.

  3. Creative Destruction: Schumpeter’s Theory of Economic Development

    Julius Probst, PhD

    Coined by Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter, ‘creative destruction’ the process of industrial mutation that destroys old economic structures and replaces them with new ones.

SNB Stock VS Switzerland Inflation Rate: What Can We Expect?

Richard Jones

Swiss National Bank (SNB) monetary policy is in play – understanding market pricing of SNB expectations is critical.

Oil ETFs: What You Should Know Before You Invest

John Tierney

An oil ETF is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that offers investors exposure to the oil industry or oil as a commodity.

  1. Commodity Oil ETFs: What You Should Know Before You Invest

    John Tierney

    A commodity oil ETF is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that offers investors exposure to oil or natural gas as a commodity.

  2. Semiconductor Shortage: The Global Silicon, Computer & Car Chip Issue

    Henry Occleston

    Semiconductor shortages have been big news since the pandemic. No single factor explains them. COVID was clearly an exacerbating factor...

  3. How Do Markets Price ECB and BOE Interest Rate Expectations?  

    Richard Jones

    European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England (BOE) policies are in play – understanding market pricing of ECB and BOE expectations is critical.

How Markets Price Fed Interest Rate Expectations

Richard Jones

Central banks globally have begun their tightening cycles in earnest. In July, the Federal Reserve (Fed) hiked interest rates 75 basis points (bp) in the battle against inflation...

Are We in a Recession? Okun’s Law Says No

Dominique Dwor-Frecaut

There are technical and academic definitions of recession. Technically, a recession occurs when quarterly GDP growth is negative for two quarters in a row.

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