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The importance of modern communication tools during the pandemic

OverviewHumans have witnessed more technological advancements within the last two decades than in the past thousand years. In today’s hyper focused world where information is readily available and accessible at...

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It is time to take the bull by the horns

The bull market in US equities has confused investors, traders, and analysts. Several people have voiced their concern over the absurd rise in market levels. Ostensibly the technology and healthcare sectors are...

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It’s time to talk about Hong Kong

Last week details of the new national security law for Hong Kong were released and as expected it ruffled some feathers pretty much everywhere. A cursory reading suggests that it is a fusion of mainland China’s...

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Are markets more immune than humans?

Rising geopolitical tensions, surging unemployment, crumbling growth, and widespread social unrest are doing little to rattle equity markets in the US. Investors all over the world have generally been on edge s...

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Opting for currency stability

We at FlatRock just love debating global currency moves and what nations around the world do to safeguard financial stability. Over the past week tensions between the US and China are exerting a strain on the C...

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Seriously though, what is up with the Hong Kong Dollar?

The Hong Kong economy is going through a recession and equity markets have considerably underperformed. Last year when socio-political instability was at its peak, betting against the Hong Kong dollar seemed li...

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Chartbook Library

Strolling into 2020 in charts

FlatRock Associates is pleased to share it’s a most recent publication, “Strolling into 2020 in charts” with you. We hope that you will find it useful and thought-prov...

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Coalition to collide with the economy.

The Spanish government witnessed its first coalition government in four decades since the return of democracy. A minority coalition between PM Pedro Sanchez’s center left socialist party and the leftists populi...

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Refuge in the market amidst tensions

As tensions heighten, gold and oil follow suite. The precious metal surged more than 2% hitting a seven-year high overnight, breaking the $1600 level for the first time since 2013 as investors increasingly floc...

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Italy to remain atop?

Contrary to perceptions, European equities were seen to be buoyant in 2019 as witnessed by the 20% gains in the MSCI Europe ex UK index in sterling terms. The European economy is now in its seventh consecutive ...