Some notes on the UK general election

I was in London at the time of the general election that was held in the UK last Thursday, and I’ll be spending a bit of time in London over the next 12 months - so I thought I’d provide some cove...

[VIDEO MARKET WRAP] The Obamacare repeal, Japanese inflation and the week ahead

In this week's Video Market Wrap, James Woods and Richard Sroka discuss what happened with the Obamacare repeal, what to expect from Japanese inflation data and the week of economic data ahead.  *...

Stocks & sectors most likely to benefit from the 2016 budget

Picking stocks to buy based on Budget Night 2016 revelations or the RBA’s latest rate cut is fraught with danger, but now that the dust has settled, it’s becoming a lot clearer which stocks and se...

The major moves of 2014

Coming into the end of the year it is always interesting to take a look back and see which of the major financial markets moved the most throughout the prior 12 months. Overall, 2014 was a year th...

Forget Kim Kardashian – this is the woman everyone should be watching

In the 24/7 digital news world, seemingly unimportant socialites and celebrities grab all the headlines and often the truly powerful are forgotten. United States Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Y...

What is "The Sequester"?

In the United States,  “budget sequestration”  is the rather complicated legal term for the backup plan should government spending go over a defined limit. If these hard limits are exceeded, autom...

Is austerity facing defeat along with Sarkozy?

In what was an historic result a few days ago, incumbent French president Nicolas Sarkozy lost the first round of voting in the presidential election... a first for a French president running for ...

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