Helen Thomas

Consultant Contributor

Helen is CEO of BlondeMoney, a consultancy that analyses the mispriced risks in financial markets, from politics to liquidity and beyond.

Helen worked in the City for almost twenty years on trading floors and with fund managers before setting up her own macro research consultancy. She has also worked in politics, as an adviser to former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and as lead researcher on the book by Matthew Hancock MP about the causes of the financial crisis.

Helen is also a Board member of CFA UK and a Freeman of the City of London.

Twitter: @MarketBlondes
Contact: https://blondemoney.co.uk/

Contributions: 22

Opinions from Helen Thomas

Mon, 20 September 2021

Germany: Code Red!

With German federal elections rapidly approaching, Blonde Money's Helen Thomas is on hand to chart the political direction of Europe's top economy.

Tue, 24 August 2021

Blonde Money: Down the J Hole with the J Pow

The Jackson Hole Symposium kicks off on Thursday this week. Helen Thomas, Blonde Money CEO and macroeconomics guru, fills you in on what you need to know ahead of this year's summit.

Wed, 21 July 2021

The All-New Symmetric ECB

Ahead of tomorrow's ECB meeting, Helen Thomas guides us through how this gathering of Europe's top economists will be different to meetings past.

Mon, 8 March 2021

Life After Merkel: The upcoming German regional elections

After a long four terms in government, Angela Merkel is stepping down as Chancellor. Blonde Money's Helen Thomas shows us what life could be like for Germany in a post-Merkel world.

Mon, 15 February 2021

Can Super Mario do Whatever it Takes to Save Italy?

Italian politics has been nothing short of a soap opera. Take the formation of a new government in the middle of a pandemic, for just one example. Mario Draghi’s appointment following Conte’s confidence vote success was an unexpected plot twist in the already unpredictable storyline.

Mon, 18 January 2021

Blonde Money: Britain After Brexit

It only took four-and-a-half years, three prime ministers and two general elections. There is finally a Brexit Agreement. There is no doubt relief in many quarters that some form of agreement has been reached and for many months there is bound to be relief in financial markets also.

Fri, 16 October 2020

US Presidential Election

Race for the Senate: The Key Battlegrounds

As this election cycle enters the final stretch, the battle for the upper chamber will become increasingly prominent. No matter who resides in the White House come 2021, the success or failure of their term will largely rest on the Senate’s shoulders

Tue, 13 October 2020

US Presidential Election

Blonde Money: US Presidential Election – It’ll be Alright on the Night

Many expect November’s election results to be chaotic, with predictions that coronavirus and political polarisation will result in recount requests and mail-in voting delaying results by weeks. In reality, the logistics and legislation that underpin the voting process mean a delayed result is very unlikely.

Thu, 1 October 2020

US Presidential Election

Who won the first US presidential debate?

Blonde Money CEO and XRay regular Helen Thomas recaps what we learned - or didn't - from the first debate of the US Presidential Election between President Trump and Joe Biden.

Fri, 25 September 2020

US Presidential Election

US Presidential Election: To Vote, or Not to Vote - That is the Question

As the 2020 election creeps into view, the United States is a country divided. With polarisation increasingly prominent, and ever-stronger partisan loyalty, the famed ‘floating voter’ is nearing extinction. Whilst almost 40% of the electorate identify themselves as independents, these figures hide a residual bias which exists in most. Recent research has found that 93% of the electorate have some sort of partisan lean, with only 7% considered truly neutral.

Mon, 21 September 2020

US Presidential Election

Congressional Elections: Why do they matter?

While the race for the White House has received outsized attention, developments such as the failure to reach a new coronavirus relief bill and the looming threat of a government shutdown have heightened the stakes in the battle for control of Congress. The House of Representatives looks firmly in the hands of the Democrats after the inroads they made in the 2018 midterms. Control of the Senate is therefore crucial. It’s currently in Republican hands and the Democrats would need to win four seats of the twenty-three up for grabs in order to gain an overall majority.

Thu, 20 August 2020

US Presidential Election

Mail-in Ballots: The Battle That Will Decide the War?

With the coronavirus pandemic calling into question the safety of in-person voting this November, many states have already taken steps towards allowing voters to cast their ballots from home. President Trump has repeatedly spoken out against such actions, citing rampant voter fraud as a potential consequence of mail-in voting. However, behind the veneer of concern for electoral integrity, lies the real reason for Trump’s focus on the issue: turnout.

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