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  • Article / 24 July 2017 at 8:00 GMT

    UK may be racing towards a car loan crisis

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    UK may be racing towards a car loan crisis
    UK car sales are soaring despite flat or falling household incomes, with households borrowing heavily to buy assets that don't hold onto their value in the long term. There are clear risks in the car industry’s growing reliance on personal contract purchase (PCP) lending.
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    1y
    phil c phil c
    Thanks for a great article. I also feel there is trouble brewing. e.g. I've heard anecdotes of many people spending their PPI compensation lump sums on car...
    12 June
    Julia Summer Julia Summer
    Thanks for this helpful article. It explains a lot of what is currently going on in the country and worlwide. Yes, I had to buy a new...
    17 August
    Vselena Vselena
    Hi there! Thanks for posting this article. It's really useful for common people to read and get to know what is going on and how much we...
  • Article / 12 November 2014 at 14:38 GMT

    Dear ECB...get your act together on bond buying

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Dear ECB...get your act together on bond buying
    You could argue that with the structure of Eurozone sovereign yields already so low that the game of yield limbo has almost run its course. In which case, it's tempting to ask what good will sovereign bond buying by the ECB do? However, with the risk of “lowflation” or even deflation omnipresent, it is surely worth trying. But getting the ECB to agree on anything is another matter.
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    4y
    Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
    An interesting answer to the moral hazard dilemma.On the other hand, wouldn't this create another set of "two equilibrium points" for the financial markets - countries that...
    4y
    fxtime fxtime
    Great debate guys :-)
    4y
    LeTaulier_Lmi LeTaulier_Lmi
    The yields of Eurozone Sovereign debts should be seen in the light of the economic growth of every country.
    For instance, 2.57% for Italy when the...
  • Article / 11 November 2014 at 9:30 GMT

    Daily Shot: Punitive Putin rides to ruble's rescue

    TradingFloor.com Team / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Daily Shot: Punitive Putin rides to ruble's rescue
    Japan continues to make headlines, with the country's current account in good shape and the central bank planning to buy Japanese equity ETFs. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin has promised to "punish" currency speculators, and the ruble has posted a slight bounce on the news. Finally, does money buy happiness? The data are in.
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    4y
    DP DP
    "Happiness" and "Prison release" items are just exceptional!

    You made my day, LOL :D !
    4y
    Simon Kjaer Simon Kjaer
    Regarding the happiness vs. income study, I wonder if (n=) for each income bracket is equal in size?
  • Video / 30 September 2014 at 13:22 GMT

    How low can EURUSD go?

    Ken Veksler
    EURUSD continued to fall this Tuesday, not least after the latest eurozone inflation data. Trader, Ken Veksler, says 1.25 is entirely feasible by the weekend and much will depend on what the ECB decides to do this Thursday.
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    4y
    tradingwala tradingwala
    EURUSD 1.25 = USD 86.5! Very much possible for sure!
    4y
    tradingwala tradingwala
    Looks like EURUSD 1.25 and USD 86.5 are the magentic levels for this week http://tinyurl.com/lae8t62
  • Article / 12 September 2014 at 8:21 GMT

    Daily Shot: Draghi passes the buck

    TradingFloor.com Team / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Daily Shot: Draghi passes the buck
    The loonie is down as weak jobs and economic data coupled with flagging oil prices impact the Canadian economy. Meanwhile, Eurozone governments may have received all the help they are going to get from the European Central Bank for now, and a French reader weighs in with some interesting state spending figures.
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  • Article / 02 September 2014 at 14:15 GMT

    The Eurozone needs action, and ABS won't cut it

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    The economic data coming from the Eurozone is bleak, and the European Central Bank urgently needs to take action. But with the rate-reduction option off the table, what can ECB president Dragi do? Stephen Pope argues that asset-backed securities are not enough, and that sovereign debt use needs to enter the picture.
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    4y
    Crossover521 Crossover521
    I don't think there's anything to argue about when it comes to identities.That's the way it is. That's why they are identities and not formulas..A sector's deficit...
    4y
    Crossover521 Crossover521
    And when is the best time to reform anyway?If you had an option would you reform a country in the early 00's, Germany style, where everybody else...
    4y
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    I am with you on that. .. still let's see what MD says in a few minutes. I puzzle to see how 10bps is anything other than...