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Tom Kool

Tom Kool

Writer, conil.me

Contributor since: 21 Mar 2018

Biography

Tom majored in International Business at Amsterdam’s Higher School of Economics, he is now working as news editor for Oilprice.com and conil.me

  • Is The U.S. Planning To Leave The WTO?

    Published 02 July 2018 | viewed 1,036 times

    Trump’s next attack on international institutions and the global trade regime is reportedly going to be the World Trade Organization (WTO), according to a leaked…

  • Banking Major Pays $42M For Misleading Customers

    Published 21 June 2018 | viewed 1,100 times

    If it sounds familiar, that’s because it is: Bank of America Corp’s Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay a $42-million fine levied by the SEC…

  • The Man That Predicted The Dotcom Bubble Has Advice For Investors

    Published 18 June 2018 | viewed 2,303 times

    When the founder of an American firm with over $70 billion in assets under management says that capitalism is killing the planet, does anyone start…

  • Trump’s Trade War Turns Allies Into Enemies

    Published 31 May 2018 | viewed 1,048 times

    To the shock of the Republican party, major U.S. allies and, well, probably even China, Trump announced today that hefty steel and aluminum import tariffs…

  • Samsung Loses $539 Million In Battle Against Apple

    Published 25 May 2018 | viewed 899 times

    After a California court ruled that Samsung will have to pay Apple an unexpected $539 million for patent infringements in the ongoing smartphone saga, Samsung…

  • Experts vs Investors: Who Has It Right?

    Published 21 May 2018 | viewed 922 times

    With the stock market now guided more than ever by fears of a global trade war, tax cuts that coincide with big government spending, the…

  • Seoul Leads Luxury Housing Price Index

    Published 10 May 2018 | viewed 4,047 times

    For any of you who might have wondered what in the world that 2012 hit pop song ‘Gangnam Style’ that just wouldn’t go away was…

  • Banking Giants Forced To Pick Sides In Saudi-Qatar Rivalry

    Published 04 May 2018 | viewed 1,149 times

    Big international banks were eager to jump in on Qatar’s first bond sale in two years—but their eagerness was throttled by a Gulf feud now…

  • The Euro Continues To Slip Against The Dollar

    Published 03 May 2018 | viewed 840 times

    The euro was the best performing major currency in 2017, appreciating 12 percent against its great nemesis, the American dollar, and hitting a 6-year high.…

  • The EU’s Trillion-Dollar Post-Brexit Gamble

    Published 02 May 2018 | viewed 650 times

    Cuts and higher member contributions have the European Union locking horns with Hungary and Poland as the bloc tries to fill a massive 14-billion-euro gap…

  • $21 Trillion Debt Could Trigger Treasury Bond Selloff

    Published 30 April 2018 | viewed 1,007 times

    The first quarter of 2018 saw the U.S. economy grow faster than expected, even though GDP was lower than the previous quarter, but what should…

  • Earnings Beat: 10 Stocks That Crushed Expectations

    Published 27 April 2018 | viewed 1,591 times

    The first quarter of 2018 hasn’t seen any positive excitement until the earnings deluge, which has been characterized by a series of surprises and expectation-beating…

  • Why Silicon Valley Is Ditching Wall Street

    Published 26 April 2018 | viewed 918 times

    Initial public offering (IPO) volume in the U.S. pales in comparison to what it was in the mid-1990s, and it’s not just red tape that’s…

  • Meet The Hedge Fund Billionaires Club

    Published 19 April 2018 | viewed 1,108 times

    If you feel you aren’t making enough money, this won’t help: The top 25 hedge fund managers in the world earned a total of $16.8…

  • Global Debt Hits 225% Of GDP

    Published 18 April 2018 | viewed 4,804 times

    The world is now 12 percent of GDP deeper in debt than it was at a peak debt cycle during the financial crisis in 2009,…

  • Investors Bullish As Earnings Season Kicks Off

    Published 17 April 2018 | viewed 948 times

    The first round of earnings reports has impressed investors who have been shaken by the correction and are now looking for much more than revenues…

  • A Sanctions War Could Cripple U.S. Corporations

    Published 16 April 2018 | viewed 1,455 times

    In the wake of a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia, the Kremlin is in the market for revenge, and the specter of one…

  • 3 Stocks to Watch This Earnings Season

    Published 15 April 2018 | viewed 1,029 times

    Stocks were trading up early on Friday and then mixed later in the afternoon, but one thing most analysts agree on is that expectations are…

  • Apple: The World’s Most Underappreciated Stock?

    Published 12 April 2018 | viewed 1,137 times

    Apples shares on a tear today, with one analyst putting a $235 price target on the company, implying a 36-percent upside and a $1.19-trillion valuation.…

  • Wall Street Says It's Time To Load Up On Bonds

    Published 10 April 2018 | viewed 4,237 times

    The bond markets have been almost as choppy as the flailing S&P 500 and the Dow, which is something of an anomaly because bond prices…