The European Central Bank Worries As The Euro Area Suffers From Stagflation

October 12, 2014

SUBSCRIBE: Enter your email address to get notified whenever Stephan Smith posts new content. Thank you. Stagflation seems to be afflicting the Euro Area. The President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, announced in his statement at the thirtieth meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, which occurred on October 10th 2014 in […]


The Planning Of Monetary Policy Normalization By The Federal Reserve

October 9, 2014

SUBSCRIBE: Enter your email address to get notified whenever Stephan Smith posts new content. Thank you. During the September 16th and 17th (2014) Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington DC, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) discussed plans on how to best normalize monetary policy. Such talks suggests the FOMC is anticipating improvement in […]


Bank for International Settlements

October 7, 2014

SUBSCRIBE: Enter your email address to get notified whenever Stephan Smith posts new content. Thank you. The bank to rule them all; the Bank for International Settlements is the most powerful and oldest global financial institution in the world. Established on May 17th, 1930, the Bank for International Settlements, commonly abbreviated as BIS, acts as […]


Retail Sales

June 4, 2012

Many currency traders and other types of investors are always looking for ways to get clear insight regarding the condition of an economy so that they may better position their investment capital for bigger profits. One way to gain those insights is to monitor the amount of domestic spending and consumption that occurs. Domestic spending […]


Germany IFO Business Climate Index

May 28, 2012

When it comes to assessing the overall economic situation of the German economy, the IFO Business Climate Index is a report you may want to familiarize yourself with. Compiled by the CESifo Group, which consists of organizations like the Center of Economic Studies (CES), CESifo GmbH and the IFO Institute, the Germany IFO Business Climate […]


Switzerland Employment

February 15, 2012

Welcome to the Switzerland Employment page. On this page I will be keeping track of the Swiss labor market. To be more specific, I will monitor annual employment percentage changes on a quarterly basis and the unemployment rate as defined by the ILO (International Labour Organisation). Switzerland’s employment information is provided by the Federal Statistical […]


Inspirational Quotes

February 14, 2012

This page contains some great quotes I have encountered during my studies that I wish to share with you. – Take away the freedom to fail and you have obliterated the freedom to succeed. [Source – Book title: How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes, Page #99, Author: Peter D. Schiff & Andrew D. […]


Australia Employment

February 8, 2012

Hello and welcome to the Australia Employment page. This is the page where I will be posting information regarding Australia’s employment statistics. Statistics like Australia’s employment numbers, unemployment numbers and its unemployment rate. The reason I am doing this, is so I can provide value to you by maintaining Australia’s historical and current employment statistics […]


United Kingdom Employment

February 5, 2012

Welcome to the United Kingdom employment page. Since the labor market is a major contributor to the United Kindgom’s overall economic health (as with every other country), on this page I will be monitoring the United Kingdom’s employment and unemployment rates. The employment and unemployment rate data is released on a quarterly basis by the […]


New Zealand Employment

February 4, 2012

Welcome to the New Zealand employment page. On this page I will be monitoring the unemployment rate, employment rate, and the number of employed and unemployed persons in New Zealand. The reason I am keeping track of New Zealand’s labor market is to be able to get an idea of where future monetary policy is […]


Euro Area Employment

February 3, 2012

Welcome to the Euro Area employment page. Here is where I’ll be keeping track of the Euro Area’s employment situation by monitoring the region’s unemployment and employment rates. The unemployment rate data for the Euro Area is released once per month and the employment rate data is released once per quarter by Eurostat, the European […]


United States Employment

February 3, 2012

The United States employment situation is definitely an interesting subject. If you’re interested in how the United States economy is doing, then you should be interested in the contents of this page. Why? Because this is the page where I will be covering, commenting and sharing my opinions on the the US employment situation. The […]


Safe Haven Currency

February 2, 2012

A safe haven currency is a currency investors denominate their assets in, for the purpose of protecting their investments from uncertainties due to elevated economic, financial, political or natural risks. There are many factors that can have a negative affect on the value of one’s assets. Individuals and organizations who are savvy and are able […]


The Swiss National Bank Sets Minimum Exchange Rate for EUR/CHF at 1.20

January 30, 2012

The Swiss National Bank, which is the central bank of Switzerland, has announced on September 6th, 2011 that it will set a minimum exchange rate of 1.20 Swiss francs per European euro. Such a policy action is very aggressive and has huge implications on the franc’s valuation, not just against the euro, but against every […]