[WEBINAR] Steen Jakobsen: Why I'm selling the banks, buying the mines, and avoiding dividend stocks

There are two types of economists in this world: those who generally form views at or near consensus; and those who like to bust paradigms and present alternate views. The latter, which characteri...

[VIDEO] Get your global macro fix here: Saxo Strategist and Rivkin CEO discuss the global economy

In this video, Rivkin CEO Scott Schuberg interviews Kay Van-Petersen, Asian Macro Strategist at Saxo Bank. Scott and Kay discuss some of today’s key themes, including US dollar strength, Europe’s ...

O India, India! Wherefore art thou India?

Data or no data, the market makes its views known on Chinese growth, global equity and commodity markets universally lower, ASX futures 8 points lower after pre-empting much of the sell-off yester...

Why you should avoid Australia’s smaller iron-ore producers

The iron ore spot price has fallen, year-to-date, by 40% to $US82 a tonne – the lowest price since September 2012. And as China's crude steel production rates typically decline by 10% during the S...

Scottish independence referendum: should you buy the pound?

The possibility of Scotland becoming an independent nation could cause big moves in currency markets, particularly for the British pound, and as a result, next week’s independence vote could creat...

How to find an equity trade: three simple methods anyone can use

Most online trading platforms now offer access to global exchanges, and traders and investors are therefore no longer limited to stocks listed in just their home country. While diversifying tradin...

Is this the beginning of trend USD strength?

The big news catching my eye this morning is the strength of the US dollar . While last night’s catalyst was commentary from San Francisco’s Federal Reserve, suggesting markets were not adequately...

Disappointing US jobs report drives Wall Street higher

Wall Street closed higher Friday after disappointing jobs figures fuelled dovish optimism, sending the S&P 500 to a record closing high. Market breadth was again in question though as the S&P 500 ...

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...

Investors: pay attention to market breadth

During the month of August, the ASX200 traded to a six-year high of 5645, meaning the local share index has now recouped close to 70% of the falls witness between 2007 and 2009, known now as the G...

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