• Lost your password?

@fathomcomment Blog

Some unpleasant electoral arithmetic

According to a poll conducted by Elabe, through Wednesday and Thursday of this week, 24.0% of the French electorate will vote for M. Macron in round one of …

Thank Fathom it’s a Four-day weekend – Blame Canada?

It may only be Thursday, but with a four-day weekend starting tomorrow, it is appropriate that we send our weekly TFIF publication today: Thank Fathom it’s a Four-day …

Authoritarianism on the march in Fathom, and elsewhere?

“Democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time…” Winston Churchill, 1947 Fathom has its annual …

At last – an economic theory that works?

It will have escaped the attention of very few people active in the financial markets that long-term real rates of interest are low. Very low, in fact. Anyone …

History repeating?

38915.9. To this day, that remains the Nikkei 225’s all-time high, reached on 29 December 1989. Since that time Japan has suffered the best part of three lost …

Red tape and vacuum cleaners

Curvy bananas. Vacuum cleaners. Eggs by the kilo, not the dozen. These are just some of the EU regulations cited, often incorrectly, as typical of an overbearing ‘nanny-state’ …

Equal participation: a question of time?

It was International Women’s Day (IWD) this week – that time of the year when the world dedicates a full twenty four hours to celebrate the achievements of …

Cyprus’ remarkable recovery

Wind the clock back to 2012. The single currency bloc was hit by what economists like to call an ‘asymmetric shock’, in the form of a good old-fashioned …

Great expectations

Thanks to the credibility of the Bank of England, consumer expectations do not jump around in the wake of shocks. The board at Leicester City FC should take …

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 …

Download Content

Log in

If you don’t have a login please enter your details

captcha