BY Callum Newman POSTED April 13, 2018
Aussie investors are often misled when it comes to US stocks.
All we ever hear about are big tech firms.
You know the names: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google.
And it’s not without justification.
They have led the huge surge in US stocks over the last nine years.
BY Shae Russell POSTED April 12, 2018
A couple of weeks ago, something major happened to Australia’s biggest bank.
No one in the mainstream is talking about it.
Yet they should be.
It’s called the ‘death cross’. And it’s a very bearish indicator for stocks when it pops up.
BY Shae Russell POSTED April 05, 2018
A new day, and a new development in the US-China trade war tit-for-tat.
To date, the trade ‘war’ has amounted to two powerful leaders throwing tariffs at each other behind a podium.
BY Shae Russell POSTED April 17, 2018
Another day, another development in the Royal Commission into banking.
To date, the ‘revelations’ have been rather dull.
So far we’ve heard about some pushy sales staff hawking bank products…a few dodgy documents…some fraudulent loans…and a handful of financial advisers being behind on their training requirements.
BY Callum Newman POSTED March 26, 2018
Today marks the beginning of the most important week for the ASX this year.
Last week we left the market near the February low of 5,786 points.
The SPI 200, the ASX futures contract, is now at 5,743 points.
That suggests the market will fall to a five-month low in today’s trade
BY Callum Newman POSTED March 23, 2018
Mr Market got another punch on the nose overnight. The Dow Jones closed down 2.93%. The Aussie market should be off the boil today.
It hasn’t been a fun week at all.
The market was in ‘wait’ mode prior to the interest rate announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
BY Mat Spasic POSTED April 07, 2018
Things are moving fast in China.
The Chinese government is rushing to implement a series of changes to its currency before the coming global monetary reset.
This reset has the US dollar firmly in the crosshairs.
BY Shae Russell POSTED April 03, 2018
What a way to come back from the Easter break...
You step away from analysing global markets for a second and everything turns upside down.
As you may have seen, the US market threw a tantrum while everyone was busy eating chocolate eggs.
New BY Mat Spasic POSTED 14 hours ago
You’ve probably never heard of Gregor MacGregor.
Yet he carried out what might be the biggest investment fraud in history.
A Scottish solider and adventurer, he travelled to England in 1820 seeking settlers for Poyais, a new island colony he’d established in Central America.
BY Callum Newman POSTED April 18, 2018
I like what I’m seeing in Italy.
An Italian bank is selling off a loan portfolio for €3.1 billion.
Somebody is getting a bargain.
The face value of this portfolio is actually €10.8 billion.
That’s 70% off!
These are the kinds of deals most investors dream about — buying up assets on the cheap.
BY James Rickards POSTED April 17, 2018
One of the most famous passages in American literature occurs in Chapter 13 of Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. It takes place in a café in Pamplona, Spain, during the running of the bulls.
Bill Gorton, a friend of the protagonist, Jake Barnes, has just arrived from New York.
BY Callum Newman POSTED April 16, 2018
For a while it looked like one country in particular was going to crash the world economy.
The outlook for the mighty European Union seemed to centre on what happened in this tiny economy built on holidays in the sun and olive oil.
It was in distress. The government had no money.
BY Nick Hubble POSTED April 11, 2018
What does the future hold for the US dollar?
As the US dollar is the world’s reserve currency…the currency of the biggest economy…and the currency of international trade…when you’re discussing the US dollar, you’re discussing everything else too.
BY James Rickards POSTED April 12, 2018
There are four major factors driving the market. The factors are growth, trade wars, geopolitics and regulation of technology.
Each of the four factors has its own internal contradictions, in effect a binary outcome for each. This means there are 16 possible paths the market might follow (2⁴ = 16).
BY Callum Newman POSTED April 20, 2018
The credibility of Australian banks is going through the wringer right now.
According to reports, a financial adviser associated with the Commonwealth Bank was debiting the account of someone who had been dead for 10 years.
Customers — those still breathing — were often charged for no service.
BY David Stockman POSTED May 19, 2017
I began a post this week with a warning about the ludicrous complacency rampant on Wall Street, and that its days were numbered.
And that was before the New York Times’ incendiary story about Comey’s butt-covering notes on his alleged conversations with the Donald:
BY David Stockman POSTED May 16, 2017
The Deep State is escalating its war on President Trump but the Wall Street partiers apparently couldn’t care less. When the machines tagged 2402 on the S&P 500 yesterday, it was surely a historic case of “look ma, no hands!”
It’s hard to imagine what more will be needed to ignite an eruption of fear and panic in the casino amidst Wall Street’s record and wholly irrational state of somnolence.
BY Gerald Celente POSTED June 03, 2017
If you want to talk about a big trend that began taking shape, look no further than the state of cash — the pace at which currency across the globe was challenged or devalued accelerated in the past year.
The stage is now set for even greater momentum: In 2018 and 2019, there’ll be a global sprint toward
BY Gerald Celente POSTED May 02, 2017
Here’s a startling statistic: Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
People are living longer. And the medical community continues to advance treatments for cancer and heart disease to prolong life.
But Alzheimer’s awaits a cure — even a treatment — that significantly slows its destructive nature.
BY Gerald Celente POSTED April 19, 2017
Increased military spending is a trend that’s here to stay. The more aggressive Trump becomes, in fact, the more the big-name defence contractors stand to benefit.
BY James Altucher POSTED January 11, 2018
Here’s the problem: Most people who know a lot about bitcoin can only speak ‘tech’.
I was at a conference recently. I was the keynote speaker but had zero talk prepared (as usual). It was a crowdfunding conference, so I ‘crowdsourced’ my talk.
BY James Altucher POSTED January 06, 2018
Bitcoin briefly topped out above US$20,000 in December. Then it hit a rough patch. As I type, bitcoin is trading in the $14,500 range. Many people wonder if this is the beginning of the end for bitcoin.
Here’s my answer to that: no, it’s not. Not by a long shot.
BY James Altucher POSTED December 21, 2017
I’m convinced investors will make fortunes in cryptos even starting with a small amount of money. But only if they avoid the scammers.
So I urge you to ride the crypto boom for all it’s worth. But please heed my advice, commit it to memory and take these security efforts very seriously...
Watch out for scammers online.
BY James Rickards POSTED April 19, 2018
Bitcoin got hammered yesterday after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an investigation into some of the major cryptocurrency exchanges.
I’ve been warning about a coming government crackdown on Bitcoin for several months, and now we’re seeing it happening around the world.
BY Mat Spasic POSTED April 14, 2018
Here’s a fact I bet you didn’t know…
Every $1 upward movement in the price of oil increases the earnings of BHP’s petroleum division by US$64 million.
Isn’t that incredible?
Well, if I’m right in the following analysis…
Oil is set to go from US$67…to $150 per barrel.
BY Nick Hubble POSTED April 10, 2018
It’s bad news all-around. Not that anyone can agree on what’s good or bad news these days.
And even if we could, there’s no agreement on whether good or bad news makes the market go up or down.
Perhaps, even if things do take a turn for the worse, central bankers will just up their efforts and push the market up again.
BY Nick Hubble POSTED January 27, 2018
It’s rare for a government insider to offer insight into the future. But many can’t keep quiet once they leave government. That’s why big financial firms hire them in an instant. Their connections and ability to predict the government’s future moves are incredibly profitable assets.
BY Nomi Prins POSTED May 01, 2017
During a frenzied Friday afternoon, on March 25, House Speaker Paul Ryan trudged over to the White House, head bowed in apparent humility. He was there to tell the big boss that they weren’t going to get the 216 votes needed to pass the legislation that would “repeal and replace” Obamacare.
BY Nomi Prins POSTED April 03, 2017
The biggest banks are still as dangerous as they were before the last crisis, even as they push for less regulation.
The big six banks U.S. banks are JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. Despite their belly-aching about heinous Dodd-Frank Act regulations cramping their betting style, they have all done damn good recently.
BY Nomi Prins POSTED March 02, 2017
In the future, U.K PM Theresa May could look back on the canceled meeting between President Trump and Mexican President Peña Nieto on January 26 as the luckiest break in her political career.
A week after Trump took office, he and President Nieto called off a scheduled visit, and may have gotten close to starting a trade war between the U.S. and its third biggest trading partner.
BY Shae Russell POSTED April 19, 2018
Australia set a new record today.
It’s yet another notch to our growing tally of economic milestones. And there have been many of late.
In June, it will be 27 years since Australia last saw a recession.
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