The World Cup as a Financial Markets Training Course

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Many of those involved in the world of financial markets often compare it to sports. Both activities deliver a lot of emotions, both positive and negative. It’s just like in real life where the “white stripe” often alternates with the “black” one. And yet, as human beings, we would strive to ensure that the “white stripe” lasts significantly longer than the “black” one does. Many financial institutions tried to predict the outcome of sports competitions. For example, the investment bank Goldman Sachs were regularly attempting to predict the winner of major football tournaments: the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA…...

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Olegs Jemeljanovs, PhD, CFA A seasoned professional in the field of financial markets, investments and economic analysis with the crucial mix of private and public sector experience (large international lenders, private boutique banks, ministry of finance, central bank, financial regulator). Able to cover macroeconomic and microeconomic trends, short-term market moves and long-term economic cycles, the role of biology and psychology in finance. Have held both front-office, sales and analytical positions. If you want complex economic, financial, political, historical, sociological and psychological concepts to be explained in a simple and accessible way then you have certainly found the right website. If your consider the sense of humor to be important then you have definitely found the right man.