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Ronald Stoeferle

Erste Group

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Ronald Stoeferle

Ronald is a metals analyst at Erste Group. Erste Group is the leading financial provider in the Eastern EU. More than 50,000 employees serve 17.4 million clients in 3,200 branches in 8 countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine). As of 31 December 2010 Erste Group has reached EUR 205.9 billion in total assets, a net profit of EUR 1,015.4 million and cost-income-ratio of 48.9%.

Latest articles from Ronald

  • Oil Price Development from the Perspective of the Austrian School of Economics

    Published 16 March 2011 | viewed 6,036 times

    Austrian School opens up new angle on oil price development. In our Oil Report 2010 we analysed the development of the oil price for the…

  • Gold is Money, Nothing Else

    Published 15 March 2011 | viewed 8,425 times

    Money is usually credited with three essential functions : - Means of exchange- Value storage- Value measure Gold fulfils these three central functions without a problem. Gold is…

  • Peak Oil – Scaremongering or Soon Reality?

    Published 14 March 2011 | viewed 5,324 times

    As pointed out in previous reports we think that the maximum global production of conventional oil could soon be reached. There is no doubt that…

  • Gold is the Optimal Portfolio Insurance

    Published 14 March 2011 | viewed 7,009 times

    While a popular opinion contends that gold is volatile and thus risky, facts clearly prove the opposite. A look at the past few months as…

  • Massive Price Discrepancies between Paper Gold and Physical Gold

    Published 13 March 2011 | viewed 12,112 times

    There are massive discrepancies between the contracts based on gold price quotations at the COMEX and the price of physical gold. At the moment physical…

  • In What Phase of the Gold Bull Market Are We?

    Published 11 March 2011 | viewed 6,927 times

    A central pillar of the Dow Theory is the description of the phases of a bull market. According to Dow the three phases reflect the…

  • Spread Between WTI and Brent Should Decrease in the Medium Term

    Published 11 March 2011 | viewed 7,598 times

    The spread between WTI (NYMEX) and Brent (ICE) has seen a drastic widening recently. Historically speaking, WTI tends to trade USD 1.30 higher, but currently…

  • A Chinese "Black Swan"

    Published 10 March 2011 | viewed 9,070 times

    According to an old saying on the stock exchange, “if the USA sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold”. But in the meantime…

  • Will Oil Price Increases Trigger the Next Recession?

    Published 10 March 2011 | viewed 12,658 times

    The following chart illustrates the global economic slump in 2008. The Baltic Dry index is the benchmark index for global freight rates of bulk goods…

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