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Retiring Baby Boomers Won’t Destroy the Stock Market

Will retiring baby boomers bring down the stock market? Why do some investors view the baby boomer generation’s retirement plans as a potential negative for stocks? Can the stock market or capitalism itself be pulled down by a large generational shift? Some fear that this large group, born in the post-WWII baby boom between 1946 and 1964, will all retire around the same time, and therefore pull all of their money out of the stock market to invest in bonds or hold as cash. And not only will they

ECB expects growth slowdown, but estimates likely out of date

The European Central Bank cut its growth forecasts for this year and next on Thursday but said the new estimates, which were collated before the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, were probably already out of date. The ECB said it now expects the euro zone's economy to grow by 0.8% this year, 1.3% in 2021 and 1.4% in 2022. This compares to an expansion of 1.1% for 2020 and of 1.4% for each of the following two years projected in its December forecasts. EC

The Rise of Intangibles In An Increasingly Complex Business Environment

Take Facebook as an example, while the company only has US$109 billion of assets on its balance sheet, the company’s market capitalisation is roughly five times that.(1) Facebook’s true value in the market lies in the connections and network platforms that the company has built, which now boasts over 1.56 billion users daily throughout its many apps.    

Stocks, oil tumble as Trump escalates trade war with China

U.S. President Donald Trump sent financial markets reeling on Thursday when he announced additional tariffs on Chinese products, as traders worried not only about the escalation of the trade war but also the effect on the independence of the U.S. central bank.

BAT and financials lift European stocks after Fed blow

European shares ended higher on Thursday as strong earnings from British American Tobacco and a multibillion dollar merger in the financial sector helped dispel early gloom after the U.S. Federal Reserve played down prospects for several rate cuts.

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