Philippe Herlin  Finance Researcher / Doctor in Economics


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Trump Has Won! What to Make of It?
Published by Philippe Herlin | Nov 10, 2016 | Articles

The earthquake has happened: Donald Trump is president-elect of the United States of America. Quite an enormous “black swan”! What should we expect now? On the one hand, Trump’s victory seems like a formidable denial of the economic lies being spread since the 2008 financial crisis: no, unemploym...

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Markets are Tanking and They Still Don’t Know Why
Published by Philippe Herlin | Jan 28, 2016 | Articles

2016 is off to a very bad start for the stock markets worldwide: they have lost approximately 10% of their value since January 1st, one of the worst starts of a year in stock market history. Since their peak of last June, stock markets worldwide have declined by 20%, according to Bloomberg, which corresponds to 15 billion dollars in stock market value vanishing in smoke.

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Europe - Bank Default: Deposits No Longer Insured
Published by Philippe Herlin | Sep 18, 2015 | Articles

From now on, when a European bank goes bankrupt, the shareholders shall be the first to foot the bill (makes sense), then the holders of bonds issued by the bank (also makes sense) will be next in line, and if this isn’t enough, the bank will be allowed to use the money in their clients’ accounts directly – a real scandal, a challenge to the right of ownership, a legal hold-up.

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