For centuries, companies, banks and governments have been trying to control markets, marketable securities, money and the monetary environment. In 1602 the first shares in history were issued by the Dutch East India Corporation. In modern ages, trillions of dollars per day are made (and lost) on the financial markets, just by speculation. Millions of business owners, their employees, journalists, civil servants, professors and presidents are trying to make sense of it. To understand the financial markets; to judge the markets. To understand what the price of commodities has to do with government decisions, with war, with low or high interest rates and monetary stimulation. Who understands the markets, can make a fortune. The worldwide web has made things faster and yet more complicated. Millions of computers control the financial markets and make decisions on buying, selling, trading or not trading. Despite all the (automated) intelligence, man is still not capable of predicting business figures, monetary results and stock market performances. The (financial) crisis in 2008 came as huge surprise; a thief in the night. Our monetary and economic system came close to a collapse.
GLARIUS is a start-up company that develops new models and tools to understand and predict the developments in the financial world. We believe in a helicopter view rather than micro-level approach. All too many financial websites and their visitors get lost in that labyrinth of endless rows, columns of results, numbers and percentages. It is at country- and global level that the movements, ratios and performances of the financial markets are initiated and determined. Big decisions, big implications. At GLARIUS we monitor, evaluate ratios, performances, environmental factors and build scale models to anticipate and interact with future movements.