Negative Interest Rates and Your Investments

Negative interest rates seem to be the new trend. The Bank of Japan just cut interest rates to NEGATIVE 0.1% for commercial banks. “This means that commercial banks will essentially be charged to keep money with the BOJ, which will hopefully serve as an additional...

Private Markets Face Big Challenges in 2016

As the global economy changes and shifts, shockwaves are being felt all through the world’s stock markets and much of that volatility is vibrating down to private markets. That’s not to say that there aren’t some significant opportunities in private equity, but the...

Venture Capital is on Controlled Burn

The stock market may be in the midst of a tumble but venture capital is strong. According to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association, 46 venture capital funds in the United States raised over $5 billion in the last quarter of 2015. That means that...

Recession, China, and the Global Economy

China’s stock market has been in the headlines so far this year. The slowdown in its economic growth and worries over a global economic recession have sent shock waves through its domestic stock markets and the international investing scene. Official reports say that...