Constantin Gurdgiev

Constantin Gurdgiev

The end of the calm before the storm

The end of the calm before the storm

Witness the discontent in emerging markets, signs of turbulence spreading to advanced economies and worries over Italy’s eurozone performance

Why investors needs to look east, away from the USA

Why investors needs to look east, away from the USA

Trump’s trade tariffs have put the US in a state of accelerating conflict with the rest of the world

ECB's shift of gears presents another set of risks

ECB's shift of gears presents another set of risks

Ending the bank's QE programme risks fuelling public discontent within member states, driving up voters’ support for political extremes

Italy’s problem is Europe’s problem

Italy’s problem is Europe’s problem

The Italian political crisis eased last week, but the threat to the eurozone from Italy’s debt mountain is very real

Trouble is brewing in the euro paradise

Trouble is brewing in the euro paradise

The rise of nationalism and populism across Europe poses a threat to the area’s economic market

Beware of the myth of Europe’s renaissance

Beware of the myth of Europe’s renaissance

The current eurozone boom is not sustainable, and putting all our faith in Brussels is not a good idea

No fiscal panic yet, but figures highlight tax uncertainty and spending weaknesses

No fiscal panic yet, but figures highlight tax uncertainty and spending weaknesses

The weak revenue performance relative to Budget 2018 projections has now spread to all four key tax heads, including income tax, VAT, corporation tax and excise duties

Risks to global growth cloud Ireland’s future

Risks to global growth cloud Ireland’s future

While official domestic forecasts are upgrading expectations for the Irish economy, it’s sobering to look at key factors underlying last year’s extraordinary uptick in GDP

The Fed is boldly going where it was going before

The Fed is boldly going where it was going before

With calm and poise, the Fed’s new chairman Jerome Powell delivered no surprises, no dramas, a little dose of bitter medicine, and a lot of hopes

Constantin Gurdgiev on Trump and trade

Constantin Gurdgiev on Trump and trade

The looming Trump-induced storm is a daunting prospect for our open economy, but if we are clever we can actually benefit in the long term

Ten rules for trading in a volatile market

Ten rules for trading in a volatile market

It’s a rollercoaster ride on the markets these days, but it is possible for investors to survive, and even thrive. Just follow these practical guidelines – and enjoy the rush

Volatility and uncertainty are back with a bang

Volatility and uncertainty are back with a bang

Turmoil on the world markets began last week when, by the end of Monday, $4 trillion-worth of equities values had been wiped out around the globe

The markets are a mess

The markets are a mess

The steady rise of uncertainty indices and unease among institutional investors about the markets’ future direction are both warranted

Dancing towards the end of QE

Dancing towards the end of QE

Constantin Gurdgiev on a 'super week' of meetings at the world's central banks, as the ECB continues to provide comfort to the Irish government and banks

Supplies of monetary methadone will continue

Supplies of monetary methadone will continue

The ECB's decision on QE illustrates the dilemma facing central banks across the world