Woolly thoughts (blog)

In this blog we publish our thoughts on political and social developments that complement our market analyses with timely assessments and provide background information on behavioral finance and sentiment analysis.

A decision for eternity

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Mario Draghi said goodbye to his office yesterday, as he made himself known in office: with a far-reaching monetary policy decision. What does his "decision for eternity" mean?

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Waiting for death

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In the German language, the word "Rente" not only stands for the pension benefits of pensioners, but is also another term for fixed-income securities (bonds). These were or are securities that offer the owner an annual, usually fixed rate of interest - like a pension. This is no longer the case at present. The deep slide of certain segments of the bond market into negative interest rates, for example german federal bonds, has massive consequences, which will be pointed out and discussed here.

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Climate change and a market economy - a throw-in

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The two biggest challenges of our time, climate change (which is currently being reduced to CO2 savings) and inequality in the distribution of income and wealth, could be tackled with one stone. And all in the sense of a market economy and not a planned economy. And using new techniques like the blockchain.

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Libra - Big brother is credit you

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Facebook has announced that it will establish a new blockchain-based currency from 2020. This is called "Libra" and is intended to bring new freedom in payment transactions, especially where there is no good bank supply so far. We discuss what the new currency lacks to be successful.

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Bitcoin-Wahnsinn ohne Ende

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Bitte nicht ausrutschen! Bitcoin & Co. sind gefährlich.Was denken sich eigentlich die Leute, wenn sie in Bitcoin investieren? Ist es die Suche nach dem ultimativen, alternativen Geld? Einige, die ihr Geld vermeintlich in Bitcoin investieren, glauben sicherlich an die Idee des manipulationssicheren, inflationsfreien Alternativ-Geldes. Doch bei den allermeisten dürfte es sich inzwischen um nichts anderes als blanke Gier handeln.

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