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Edward Markus

Founder & Chief Economist

Edward Markus, our Chief Economist, embarked on his journey in the field of economics at the Free University of Amsterdam, where he earned his degree. Following his academic pursuits, Edward dedicated several years to refining his expertise within leading financial institutions across Europe and the United States, excelling in roles as both an investor and analyst. He is renowned for his authoritative macroeconomic analyses of global financial markets, with a special focus on the intricate dynamics of interest rates and currency movements.

Edward's profound insights have not only earned him widespread recognition but also frequent invitations to share his expertise through various media platforms in the Netherlands and internationally. He is a consistent voice in Het Financieele Dagblad, a premier Dutch finance newspaper, and makes regular appearances on Radio 1 and BNR, in addition to contributing to numerous finance-focused blogs. His bilingual fluency in Dutch and English enhances his ability to communicate complex economic concepts clearly and effectively.

Recent Publications

Gold – Slight decline only a harbinger of an uptrend

Thursday, 30 May 2024

Current monetary policies point towards a lower gold price, but various other forces are enacting upward pressure on bullion. Will the latter eventually win out?  

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Bull Market for Gold

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Lately, gold has performed much better than stocks and bonds. In this report, we ask ourselves whether this will continue...

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If a recession does not follow, what will?

Thursday, 04 April 2024

U.S. economic data remain quite good and upward pressure on inflation appears to increase. Therefore, the Fed will remain cautious about rate cuts this year, and long-term interest rates may continue to rise in the near term. We see this as the prelude to a stock market correction and more downward pressure on economic growth.

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