Peaky Bonds and Bearish Stocks

The US economy has maintained strong growth with unemployment levels still at a 17 year low measured at 4.1% with real annual GDP growth for the final quarter of FY17 measured at a rate of 2.6%. The performance of the US economy and stock market has resulted in gains for other economies contributing to the

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What to expect from the weaker US dollar?

What to expect from the weak dollar? In early 2018, the U.S dollar, the primary reserve currency of the world, dropped 11% and hit a three-year low against the euro after the step back of Trump’s administration from the strong dollar policy. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin backs the weaker dollar, saying that it will benefit

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The Chinese Yuan: The next global currency?

China’s desire for the yuan to become an alternative to the U.S dollar in the future seems eminent. With the decline of dominate reserve currencies, the major contribution in global economic growth of China and the latest allowance of Pakistan on using Chinese yuan for bilateral trade, the yuan has a great opportunity to be

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Germany and it’s impact on the EU market

This year is seemingly an exciting year for the European market. While the Brexit deal has drawn a lot of attention, folks forget how Germany’s current economic and political situation might rattle the market. The EU’s largest economy again hit a record high to be the world’s largest current account surplus country in 2017. In

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Is Japan’s Economy Healthy?

Japan is always considered as one of the most developed economies and maintain its high position in the world’s biggest economy ranking. Despite its achievements and contributions to the world economy, the economy of Japan is not as ideal as believed. Deflation, national debt and negative interest rates are the highlight elements related to the

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February Interim Reporting Season: What is it and why should I care?

Reporting season is the period of time during which a large number of publicly traded companies release their quarterly financial reports. In general, there exists two large reporting seasons, one in February and one in August. It is important to note that not all companies report during the season because the exact date of a reporting

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Market Movers: January 2018 – A2M, GXY

A2 Milk Sentiment: Former CEO of Jetstar, Jayne Hrdicka is set to replace Geoffrey Babidge who is retiring in 2018. The company has stated that the induction of Hrdicka is to further support the ongoing development of its businesses in Asia Pacific. She commences around the start of 2019. Obviously if she performs as expected

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How Fintech changes the game in delivering financial solutions

Financial Technology or most commonly known as ‘FinTech’ refers to the use of technology as medium of delivering financial solutions. It is only since 2014 that the industry has caught up greater attention of consumers, industry participants and regulators. In 2014, over $12 billion of private capital was invested into the FinTech industry, helping thousands

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US tax cut impact to Australia and ASX stocks

U.S. President Donald Trump, took control over his legislative achievement on his first year in power, by shaking up the tax system and slashing the 35 per cent of corporate tax to 21 per cent. The tax cuts is expected to generate more leverage for US companies to boost investment, attract foreign investors, increase wage

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How to Profit off Mergers and Acquisitions in 2018 with 3 Hot Stocks

The outlook for mergers and acquisitions in 2018 is positive with record-high stock market valuations and extremely strong confidence in the performance of the global economy. Australian companies are looking to expand and invest offshore, diversify and boost their earnings, with EY finding that 63 percent of Australian executives pursued deals in the next 12

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