European Central Bank Announces ‘Last Call’

Meghan Shue |
Wilmington Wire
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June 15, 2018—On Thursday, June 14, the European Central Bank (ECB) made the equivalent of a bar’s ‘last call’ before it stops serving alcohol. It announced at its policy meeting that the asset purchase program known as quantitative easing (QE) would be winding down in the fourth quarter of 2018 and ending by the end

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Spain and the No-Confidence Vote: Will it Inspire Investor Confidence?

Clement K. Miller |
Wilmington Wire
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June 8, 2018— Global investors view European elections, referenda, and other changes of government through a market lens: To what degree are these political developments favorable or unfavorable for markets? The surprise 2016 BREXIT referendum outcome was, of course, market negative. French, German, and Dutch elections in 2017 were all positive, in that they produced

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Battle Stations: The $1 Trillion Theft of Intellectual Property

Tom Pierce, CFA® |
Wilmington Wire
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March 26, 2018— President Trump tweeted on March 2 and 7, respectively: “When a country (USA) is losing billions of dollars of trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win.  Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t

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