Author Archives: BarkerReport

Brexicon

How much (or little) have you followed the Brexit developments? Do you know the difference between hard and soft Brexit? or do you just need some brushing up? Continue reading

Posted in Economy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where did 2018 go?

  Whew, what a week! On Friday the 2nd, an economic report came out stating that wages were increasing. ┬áThat surely was good news for the market… or was it? Higher wages mean┬áthe economy is reaching full employment, which means … Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Derivatives, Economy, Stocks | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can Blackstone Take on Bloomberg?

Blackstone’s bid for Thomson Reuters’ Financial and Risk business opens the door for more investment and the potential of revitalizing the desktop business, or is the enterprise business all they are really interested in? Continue reading

Posted in M&A, Stocks | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dollar, where to?

The US Dollar has lost value against the world’s major currencies. Here we will analyze the causes, and try to predict its future path Continue reading

Posted in Currencies, Economy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Just like in the fairy tale where people pretended to see clothes, now people are pretending to see a business worth $340 a share. In both cases they are to afraid to point out the obvious. Continue reading

Posted in Stocks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Time to Call it a Bubble

It is not a question of if, but when will the crypto-currency bubble burst. We will explore the parallels with the dot-com bubble of 1999. Continue reading

Posted in Currencies, Derivatives, Economy, Stocks | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does the Bull Have Legs?

The Barker Report is back, read the first post since 2016. A look back at 2017, the reasons behind the bull market, and whether it can be sustained in 2018 Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Economy, Stocks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s finally over!

So the race is over, and now the markets are reacting to President Elect Trump. Who are the winners and losers? Continue reading

Posted in Derivatives, Economy, Stocks | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tit for Tat?

Was the recent $14 billion fine imposed by the DOJ on DB payback for the back tax issue involving Apple a few weeks ago? Continue reading

Posted in Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Stocks | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s the cumulative effect

The time has gone where new technological releases were packed with innovation. Now it’s the cumulative effect that will drive you to upgrade your gadgets…with less frequency Continue reading

Posted in Stocks | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment