The pros and cons of Brexit: A Brit's view

I recently reached out to my Uncle to find out his thoughts on Brexit. He's a retired entrepreneur living in a small village in the county of Derbyshire in England. He designed and sold devices th...

Making sense of the Fed’s next rate rise

While the likelihood of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve (The Fed) later this year would have an immediate impact on bond markets, the impact on ASX-listed stocks isn’t always as easy to gauge. ...

Central Bank Update: FOMC & BOJ

This week has been important for central bank watchers, with two major central bank meetings held over a two day period, being the Federal Reserve (FOMC) and Bank of Japan (BOJ). We’ve seen market...

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...

Making sense of negative interest rates

When a handful of currencies recently made the headlines over their negative interest rates, they effectively challenged a bedrock assumption across centuries of financial history that when you le...

Which is myth: Santa Claus or his rally?

Each year, December brings the same exciting topics to mind, namely holidays, Christmas, Boxing Day test matches, New Year’s Eve, and of course the infamous “Santa Claus Rally,” the name given to ...

A better-than-expected second quarter GDP result warrants a closer look at the Japanese yen

After the slowdown of Chinese economy and the consequential devaluation of yuan, the world has shifted its focus to the third-largest economy: Japan. Japanese GDP growth shrunk during the second q...

The devaluation of Chinese Yuan: A both unexpected and inevitable movement

China has devaluated its currency twice in the past two days, which has surprised markets given that the yuan has been pegged to the US dollar for a long time. While currency traders are busy cove...

The four most traded FX pairs and what’s driving them

With the Greenback being the currency of first reserve and accounting for the majority of market crosses, both in Forex and commodities, it’s hardly surprising that USD crosses dominate retail tra...

Five stocks for a plunging Australian dollar

The Aussie dollar is falling, don’t miss out on this easy way to profit. The Australian dollar has and will continue to fall. No ifs, buts, or maybes. The US economy is again growing, so its dolla...

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