Tomorrow we will be getting a host of data out of the UK. Some of it is likely to move the markets significantly, and some of it won’t. We could see a bunch of volatility, with the market trying to digest a lot of moving parts all at once. Naturally, the CPI inflation data will
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   •  Investors seemed convinced that May’s Brexit deal will not pass through the UK parliament.   •  Speculations over May’s replacement with a pro-Brexit PM add to concerns about a no-deal.   •  The USD climbs to multi-week tops and further collaborates to the ongoing bearish trajectory. The GBP/USD pair finally broke down of its consolidative
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Photocredit: Getty Royalty Free Getty Scanning dozens of 13F quarterlies, looking for shining lights, I came up short in either growth or value constructs. Concentrations of more than 10% in a single name didn’t leave me breathless, excepting Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management. Berkshire Hathaway’s high static ratio is over 80%, but the median
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When it comes to either speculating or investing in the financial markets, there are two main approaches. The first being fundamental analysis and the other being technical analysis. Both these fields of study of the financial markets are different. Yet, they point to the same goal of buying low and selling high. Got your risk
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RBA’s Lowe says June rate cut under consideration Coming on the back of the election victory by the Conservative coalition which promised tax cuts which could eventually flow through to the local economy, some were expecting RBA’s Lowe to tone down the need for further rate cuts in his speech in Brisbane today. That wasn’t
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Prepared by Jeff Halley, Senior Market Analyst The empire strikes back? Trade tensions reasserted their dark cloud over markets last night with the effect of the US Government Huawei ban rippling through technology stocks in particular. Investors marked down technology and semiconductor stocks not only on the prospect of lost sales to the Chinese telecom
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The headline is my quick take on the matter, here is the news APRA  proposes removing guidance on using 7% interest rate to assess mortgage affordability proposes ADIs serviceability assessments incorporate an interest rate buffer of 2.5 per cent proposes banks would be permitted to review, set own minimum interest rate floor for use in
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