The top 10 cruise holidays in Spain

Our expert's pick of the top 10 cruise holidays to Spain in 2015, including luxury cruises, river cruises and no-fly cruises to Barceolna, Menorca, Madeira, Malaga and Ibiza

     
   
 
 

Explore Seville's old town on a cruise journey with Shearings  
 

For more general advice on booking a holiday in Spain, see our Spain summer holidays guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for cities, beach, villa, culture, food and drinkand activity holidays.

1. Saga Saphire to a spectrum of Spanish ports

Fancy a no-fly late autumn sojourn to Spain? Saga has a 15-night journey from

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Back by popular demand, Market Realist’s weekly market recap – US GDP growth misses…

This Friday was a difficult one for global equity markets. U.S. equities finished lower for the fourth week of the last five, suffering their largest drop since 2014. Lower GDP growth in the U.S. and negative earnings revisions only fueled the fire of global deflation. Geopolitical unrest in Russia and Greece’s new anti-austerity stance didn’t help either, and Spain could be next…

Rates collapsing on U.S. GDP miss. The 10-year treasury dipped to to 1.7% on Friday, and 30-year rate fell to all time lows of 2.7%. This was partially driven by the fact that U.S. GDP growth missed expectations on a 2.6% print. Our team at Market Realist has been calling for slowing growth since November, due to the strengthening U.S. dollar,

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European Stocks Drop After January Advance as Spanish Banks Fall

 

 

 

8:11 AM CET
February 2, 2015
 

(Bloomberg) -- A drop in Spanish lenders pushed European stocks lower for a third day amid growing concern that anti-austerity parties are gathering strength.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index dropped 0.3 percent to 366 at 1:50 p.m. in London after earlier rising as much as 0.3 percent and falling 0.7 percent. Spain’s IBEX 35 Index slid the most among 18 western-European markets. Energized by Syriza’s victory in Greece, the leader of its anti-austerity party Podemos pledged to restructure the nation’s debt if he can convert his

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Baltic Dry Index down to 608 points

 

02.02.2015

On January 30, 2014, the Baltic Dry Index fell to 608 points, down 24points (3.3%) against the level of January 29.

BDI is a number issued daily by the London-based Baltic Exchange. Not restricted to Baltic Sea countries, the index provides "an assessment of the price of moving the major raw materials by sea. Taking in 23 shipping routes measured on a timecharter basis, the index covers Handysize, Supramax, Panamax, and Capesize dry bulk carriers carrying a range of commodities including coal, iron ore and grain. Because dry bulk primarily consists of materials that function as raw material inputs to the production of intermediate or finished goods, the index is also seen as an efficient economic indicator of future economic growth and production.

On 20 May 2008, the index reached its record high level since its introduction in 1985, reaching 11,793 points. On 3 February 2012, the index had dropped 647 points, the lowest since 1986.

Reuters

 

 

 

 

Worrying Weaknesses in Markets after Swiss Bank move

 

 
Stewart Richardson
Chief Investment Officer
 
 

Financial markets were roiled last week as losses currently estimated in the hundreds of millions were realised in the wake of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) abandoning their currency floor with the Euro. The problem for the market in the short term is the worry that higher volatility will force leveraged investors to sell down positions across the board, and that this selling begets more selling and so on. There is a bigger long term concern that we will get to later.

(For those interested or concerned about how RMG fared during this event. Both our FX and Macro strategies made money and are posting positive returns for January.)

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