Will stock markets see a Minsky Moment in 2020?
5th January 2020 by

Few investors now remember the days when price discovery was thought to be the key role of stock mar...

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Chart of the Decade – the Fed’s support for the S&P 500 will end with a debt crisis
22nd December 2019 by

Each year, there has been only one possible candidate for Chart of the Year.  Last year it was the ...

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Boris Johnson will have to disappoint someone in 2020 as the UK finally leaves the EU
15th December 2019 by

Finally, after three and a half years, the UK has reached “the end of the beginning” wit...

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ACS Chemistry & the Economy webinar on Thursday
10th December 2019 by

Please join me for the next ACS Chemicals & Economy webinar on Thursday, at 2pm Eastern Standard...

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Polyethylene’s crisis will create Winners and Losers
8th December 2019 by

Polyethylene markets (PE) are moving into a crisis, with margins in NE Asia already negative, as I h...

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What’s next for Brexit and chemicals?
4th December 2019 by

The UK is about to go to the polls again to try and decide the Brexit issue.  Chemicals will be one...

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Global economy hits stall speed, whilst US S&P 500 sets new records
1st December 2019 by

Whisper it not to your friends in financial markets, but the global economy is moving into recession...

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Portugal shows the way to climate neutrality by 2050
24th November 2019 by

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do”. The Irish proverb’...

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Oil markets hold their ‘flag shape’ for the moment, as recession risks mount
17th November 2019 by

Oil markets can’t quite make up their mind as to what they want to do, as the chart confirms. ...

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The next billion phone users will be buying $10 smart feature phones, not $1000 iPhones
10th November 2019 by

Smartphone sales plateaued in Q3, down 9% since Q3 2017’s peak of 1.55bn, as the chart shows....

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