Anthony Peters, SwissInvest strategist
Anthony is from Manchester but was educated in Germany and Switzerland before taking a degree in History and Politics in his home town. He trained in banking in Zurich. Since 1987 he has been back in the City where he worked in fixed income sales. Since 2008 he has been with SwissInvest from where he services his institutional clients and comments on markets.
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Same movie, different script? The one way traffic which we have been watching for the best part of six months suddenly hit the buffers in a twelve-hour period with some unsettling words from Federal Reserve President Ben Bernanke and a less than sparkling HSBC Manufacturing PMI out of China which, at 49.6, indicates actual contraction. However, it was the Nikkei that took it on the nose.
Swiss Invest strategist Anthony Peters compares the EU’s strong-arming of Switzerland over banking secrecy with Moscow’s Cold War treatment of Eastern Europe… and other taxing matters.
Old chestnut: Two economists meet in the street. Says one to the other: “How are you?” Replies the second: “Compared to what?” We’ve all giggled over that one but it feels slightly more pertinent now than it has for a very long time. The good times are upon us again but how good are they really?
- On a clear day, you can see the precipice
- On Lance Armstrong, the Nikkei, Dow and other drugs
- On the Co-op, investment banks and mutual distress
- Investors queue up for perp walk
- On the yen, won, yuan, demographics and geopolitics
- On Sir Alex, a Man U 'dive' and the state of financial journalism
- On perps and the fleeting nature of liquidity: Caveat emptor