Posted on March 1, 2018 by The Crew at This Time it is DifferentAll posts from February 2018 Here is a listing of all posts from February 2018, All posts from January 2018 Dow Jones Industrial Average suffers its largest absolute fall since 2008, Card issuers restrict cryptocurrency purchases Do foreign state run companies deliver poor rail services in Britain? Dow Jones Industrial Average suffers its largest absolute fall ever, did Google Trends predict the Bitcoin price crash? As stock markets make big moves, isn’t volatility what traders wanted? This is how much the US dollar lost against major currencies in 2017 and 2018 (so far) Impact of interest rates in the US and the UK heading higher One chart that will make you wonder how a generation managed with high interest rates How do Central Banks with zero or negative interest rates spend their money? Underfunding, lower bond yields and changing demographics could mean you don’t get a state pension If Cryptocurrencies contributed to economic data points such as GDP or global money supply in 2017 plus some other things Why fewer everyday commuters are using the railway in Britain How much has Payment Protection Insurance or PPI compensation contributed to the UK GDP? How M & A activity and record stock buybacks have reduced share buying choices and further driven up stock prices This is how wealthy UK households are (as per the Office for National Statistics) US 10-year bond yield hits a 4-year high, is the US now an exception? As everyone focusses on the stock and bond markets, here are how commodities have been performing Here are the currencies against whom the US Dollar has lost 10% or more over the past year Will saving/deposit interest rates in the UK really improve if the base rate goes up? One chart might answer the question The looming pension crisis When does a weak US dollar become a headache for the Federal Reserve?