Morning market update - 25 August 2014

Soft start for ASX expected after Wall Street ends lower on Yellen’s hawkish tone A divergent hawkish and dovish tone taken by Fed chair Janet Yellen and ECB president Mario Draghi did little to m...

Why gold could be a buy right now

The spot gold price has entered a time window that over the past 5 years has been very bullish. This is most clearly evident from the information in Chart 1, which shows the average monthly return...

Morning market update - 8 August 2014

US markets 0.5% lower, German DAX futures down 10% in a month, gold remains firm, RIO’s strong earnings, ASX futures down 23 points First let’s talk about Rio Tinto’s (RIO) great result and why a ...

Morning market update

  US & European markets lower, WTI crude oil jumps, base metals spring back, ASX futures down 4 points After selling off following the de-escalation of the Iraqi turf war and plentiful US oil inve...

[VIDEO] How reliable are bank yields?

Today John Larsen, a professional investor with a long track record in broking and funds management, joined Rivkin CEO Scott Schuberg to discuss his views on bank yields, amongst other things, and...

[VIDEO] Are we in a ‘yield bubble’?

Low rates of return from cash and bonds have made the dividend yield from many ASX stocks seem ultra-attractive, especially when a generation of baby boomers are seeking income support for their r...

[VIDEO] Why Japan is still a buy

With a view that upside in US equity markets is becoming more and more limited, Rivkin Global's Tim Radford and Oliver Gordon explore the idea of trading Japanese markets. Covering off on Japanese...

A marriage on the rocks: Copper and US equities take a break

For the first time since 2006, correlation between the S&P500 and copper has fallen to -0.59 Longer term, copper and broader commodity markets should rally significantly Shorter term, we expect to...

Locked in: The state of the Australian dollar

Australia’s three largest trading partners are locked in a currency war, with Japan (the latest to enter the fray) embarking on a mission to stoke its inflation and devalue its currency in a way t...

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...

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