Global stock markets cap reached $50 Trillion, the highest level in history

According to the MSCI World Index, global market cap hits on Tuesday April 25. 2017 a $50 Trillion for the first time ever. The MSCI index is a broad global equity benchmark that represents large and mid-cap equity performance across 23 developed markets countries. It covers approximately 85% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization in each [...]

The stock markets and the euro celebrate the results of the 1st round of French presidential elections

Macron, a pro-European centrist, took first place with 23.9%, while the anti-immigrant, anti-EU Le Pen came second on 21.4%, afater 1st round of the France presidential elections, with 97% of polling stations declared on Monday. Both go through to a runoff on May 7 after emerging top of a fractured field of 11 candidates in [...]

Investors pulled $70 billion from hedge funds in 2016

This was largest ourflow since 2009 when investors withdrew over $130 billion from hedge funds. Since 2009 was a year of the recesion and market collapses, we can find in this data a different reason and that's probably a very low return in average in 2016. Acording to the HFR data, hedge funds delivered an average [...]