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Bitcoin – time to cash out?

In spite of Fathom’s previous note, interest in virtual currencies, of which Bitcoin remains the most prominent, is unabated. It’s almost as though people aren’t listening to us! …

Happy Silver Anniversary, Maastricht!

It had to happen someday. After managing to keep its head down for a good few months, Greece is back in the spotlight. By last night’s close the …

Two cheers for the UK’s former Chancellor

Since April last year, second homes and buy-to-let (BTL) properties have attracted an additional Stamp Duty and Land Tax (SDLT) levy of 3%, more than doubling the average …

The year of the rooster or a big game of Chicken?

This weekend is the beginning of two-week long celebrations to mark Chinese New Year and with it the year of the rooster. According to Chinese astrology, the traits …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – American exceptionalism

A charismatic leader confounds expert opinion, and is elected on a platform of taking on a rent-seeking establishment, foreign enemies and restoring the country to former glory. Public …

Chartbook: at the heart of our research

We are pleased to introduce Fathom’s new Chartbook: 4,000+ charts covering economic and financial market indicators for over 170 countries. Detailed country-level indicators, international comparisons, and our latest forecasts …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Coming of Age in Japan: escaping the fate that awaits

Every year, on the second Monday of January, Japan grinds to a halt in order to celebrate thousands of young men and women entering adulthood. Coming of Age …

What a year. How did we do?

2016 was a momentous year. Many famous and much-loved individuals died — making it feel like the end of an era. Rank outsiders recorded historic sporting victories — …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Forever blowing bubbles

A salary of £1 a second would be nice. A quid every second. One pound. Every second. Even while you sleep! Assuming that footballer Carlos Tevez gets a …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – One cheer for Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Investors awaited the pre-Christmas bounce. Theory aside, the literature was clear, For those with investments ’tis the ‘most …

Thank Fathom It’s Friday – It’s just words

“A man is judged by his deeds not by his words“ Russian proverb Despite a disparate set of statements on the campaign trail, there is remarkable consensus among …

Thank Fathom it’s Friday – Economic winter is not written in the stars

Betelgeuse is a red giant star sitting on the right shoulder of the hunter Orion, who rises on the southern horizon in winter in the northern hemisphere, announcing …

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