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Appearences can be misleading: Current P/E-Ratios indicate that we are still in a downward cycle, despite raising stock-markets.
‘Don’t fight the Fed’ – this statement originates from American economist and hedge fund manager Martin E. Zweig. His credo: the central bank’s monetary policy has a massive impact on the stock markets.
Central bank expansionary monetary policy combined with zero or negative interest rates are meant to ignite real growth in the global economy. In reality, this policy is leading to severe distortions in macro-economic indicators.
the financial crisis, the European Central Bank (ECB) has periodically carried
out stress tests for banks. But European government bonds held by these banks
are excluded in the assessment.
structure has a major impact on profitability, quality of life and the
attractiveness of a particular location.
in existing commitments to pensions, the healthcare system and care of the
elderly, the landscape of European national debt changes dramatically.