As central banks across the world scramble to slash rates and buy treasuries in an attempt to stave off an impending economic recession, little thought is paid to the effect cheaper debt will have … leading to ignorance of the risk that zombie companies pose to a post-crisis economy.
To read more about cheap debt and zombies, check out Research Analyst Louis Portail’s latest piece ‘Market Zombies: The Cost of Cheap Debt’.
Here, we take a look at the mechanics behind the monetary system. We explain the role of central banks, and bring context to some of the issues they face today.
Read in as Taha Bhatti introduces monetary policy, drawing from key concepts in the field of macroeconomics.
The debate of passive vs active has also been brought to the forefront in the current COVID-19 crisis… and while passive investing does provide several benefits to certain investors and more objective advantages to active investors, it is not without it’s disadvantages and its criticisms.
“To a certain degree, I’d imagine things will not go back to “normal” after this crisis.”.
Take a read as Vincent Lin gives his take on a rebounding market.
With the third instalment of UNIT’s ‘Intro to Personal Finance’ series, we cover bonds. Why? Because when we later talk about asset allocation, it will help us know how a person can use them in their portfolio, to offset the risk of stocks.
Take a read of ‘Introduction to Bonds’ by Research Analysts Andrew He, Gary Palar and Samuel Subramaniam, here.