Don't get caught up in rallies

Is it too late to buy? Will the market run much further? I wish I had bought the January Blue Chip Portfolio! Should I take my profits on the banks?   Investor psychology can be an excruciating in...

Current global trading opportunities

Introduction Global equity markets have had an exceptional couple of months. Regardless of what market, shares have surged amid a return of bullish market sentiment and low price volatility. The r...

The ups and downs of global trading

It has been another eventful year for the Rivkin Global portfolio. Global markets were hit with a barrage of negative news, with patches of optimism. If markets were up, it was deemed a ‘risk on’ ...

Will stocks be blown away by Hurricane Sandy?

As Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc across the east coast of the United States, many might be wondering what impact, if any, it will have on the U.S. stock market when it will likely resume trading on...

How the US election is affecting stock markets

The US presidential election will be held on Tuesday 6 November , with the vote count coverage becoming more conclusive during Australia’s trading session on Wednesday 7 November. Timothy Radford,...

RBA rate cut – the good, the bad and the greedy

This week’s 50 basis point interest rate cut by the RBA to 3.75% was undoubtedly well received across much of the nation. With a subdued global economy taking its toll domestically, and the inflat...

What's wrong with Australian retail entrepreneurs?

In light of today’s 50 basis point rate cut by the RBA, and recent reports of Amazon’s plans to expand into Australia, I thought it worth taking a closer look at the Australian retail sector... pa...

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 ...

Gas prices in the US

The notion that the state of the economy will decide the victor in this year’s US general election appears largely uncontested. While national security was the focus in 2004’s election (unsurprisi...

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