Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open higher on hopes that the US and China are moving to resolve their trade dispute

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open higher on hopes that the US and China are moving to resolve their trade dispute

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open higher on hopes that the US and China are moving to resolve their trade dispute Australian shares are set to open higher on hopes that the US and China are moving to resolve their trade dispute. ASX futures were up 43 points. US markets will be closed Monday […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Higher Australian shares are set to open modestly higher as investors turn cautious amid uncertainty about Brexit and the US government shutdown. ASX futures were up 9 points at 8.15am AEDT. The Australian dollar slipped 0.4 per cent. Shares on Wall Street were higher as positive news from Goldman Sachs […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Lower Crude Oil Steady Stocks Steady including Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks: Goldman Sachs (GS) will be in focus Wednesday Expectations are low with profits for US companies forecast to rise 6.4%, down from an 1 October estimate of 10.2% and a big fall from 2018’s tax cut-fueled gainer of more […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher Australian shares advanced to the highest level since November 13, ending two days of losses for the local market as positive sentiment returned. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 41.2 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 5814.6 while the broader All Ordinaries climbed 38.6 points, or 0.7 per […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh concerns about the global economy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh concerns about the global economy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh concerns about the global economy The Australian dollar eased on Monday as fresh concerns about the global economy resurfaced. The main theme of the session was a weak Chinese trade report for December with imports and exports suffering the largest year-ended decline since the second half of 2016, raising renewed concern about […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher Australian shares appear set to edge higher at the open, despite rising concerns flagged by the OECD about global growth, the latest weak China economic data, a retreat in base metals and the pending UK parliamentary vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. ASX futures were up 9 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to start the week on a positive note

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to start the week on a positive note

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to start the week on a positive note ustralian shares are poised to start the week on a positive note as investors await the start of the US reporting season for a read on the outlook for corporate profits. ASX futures up 15 points. The Australian dollar edged 0.4 per […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices climbed Friday as USD retreated on expectations the Fed will pause interest rate hikes if the US economy slows this year, while investors awaited news on progress in the US-Chinatrade talks. Spot gold rose 0.6% to $1,293.55 oz as at 0604 GMT, heading […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) enjoying a strong start to the year

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) enjoying a strong start to the year

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) enjoying a strong start to the year “It’s been a reasonable start to the year,” said Atlas Funds Management chief investment officer Hugh Dive. “We’re still in that quiet period [before earnings season] where macro factors will have a big impact. We were down a bit earlier today but there’s a […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Thursday as expectations that the Fed will pause its rate tightening cycle this year. Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,295.84 oz as of 0556 GMT, hanging near Friday’s at $1,298.42, a mark last seen in mid-June 2018. US gold futures gained […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) heading towards a higher open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) heading towards a higher open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) heading towards a higher open Australian shares are heading towards a higher open on optimism progress is being made between US and Chinese officials at trade talks in Beijing. ASX futures were 20 points higher at 8.45am AEDT, extending earlier modest gains. “We maintain our view that both sides have every incentive […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open slightly lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open slightly lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open slightly lower Australian shares closed higher for a second straight session on Tuesday, hitting a more than month long high as trade talks between the US and China continued. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 39.2 points, or 0.7 per cent to 5722.4, while the broader All Ordinaries rose 38.8 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rally on rising trade hopes

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rally on rising trade hopes

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rally on rising trade hopes Investors unleashed a broad-based rally on Monday in response to accommodative policy from China and the Federal Reserve allaying fears it is hell-bent on raising interest rates, with hope of further gains to come following the arrival of a US trade delegation in Beijing. The S&P/ASX 200 Index […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) equity bulls will get a chance to assert themselves

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) equity bulls will get a chance to assert themselves

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) equity bulls will get a chance to assert themselves Australian equity bulls will get a chance to assert themselves to start the week after a massive rally on Wall Street. ASX futures were up 69 points or 1.2 per cent. The Australian dollar spiked 1.5 per cent to retop the US71¢ mark. The […]

Suncorp Group Limited (SUN:AX) 2019

Suncorp Group Limited (SUN:AX) 2019

Suncorp Group Limited (SUN:AX) 2019 Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. The projected upper bound is: 14.25. The projected lower bound is: 10.25. The projected closing price is: 12.25. Candlesticks A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened). During the past […]

Stockland Stapled Securities (SGP:AX) 2019

Stockland Stapled Securities (SGP:AX) 2019

Stockland Stapled Securities (SGP:AX) 2019 Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 4.19. The projected upper bound is: 4.07. The projected lower bound is: 2.88. The projected closing price is: 3.48. Candlesticks A black body […]

Servcorp Limited (SRV:AX) 2019

Servcorp Limited (SRV:AX) 2019

Servcorp Limited (SRV:AX) 2019 Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 4.68. The projected upper bound is: 4.09. The projected lower bound is: 1.65. The projected closing price is: 2.87. Candlesticks A black body occurred […]

QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE:AX) 2019

QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE:AX) 2019

QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE:AX) 2019 Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. The projected upper bound is: 12.47. The projected lower bound is: 7.52. The projected closing price is: 9.99. Candlesticks A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened). During the […]

Qantas Airways Limited (QAN:AX) 2019

Qantas Airways Limited (QAN:AX) 2019

Qantas Airways Limited (QAN:AX) 2019 Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. The projected upper bound is: 6.87. The projected lower bound is: 4.66. The projected closing price is: 5.77. Candlesticks A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened). During the past […]

Origin Energy Limited (ORG:AX) 2019

Origin Energy Limited (ORG:AX) 2019

Origin Energy Limited (ORG:AX) 2019 Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. The projected upper bound is: 8.88. The projected lower bound is: 4.18. The projected closing price is: 6.53. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened). During the past […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) 2019 Outlook Positive

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) 2019 Outlook Positive

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) 2019 Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. The projected upper bound is: 6,037.27. The projected lower bound is: 4,949.02. The projected closing price is: 5,493.14. Candlesticks A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened). During the past 10 bars, there have been 5 white candles and […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has staged its biggest rally since November 2016

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has staged its biggest rally since November 2016

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has staged its biggest rally since November 2016 Christmas has come late for the Australian share market, with a Santa rally lifting the S&P/ASX200 index to its biggest single-day gains in over two years. The benchmark index closed up 103.4 points, or 1.88 per cent, to finish at 5597.2 at 1615 […]

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Off, Stocks Up + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Off, Stocks Up + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Flat USD Off Crude Oil Lower Asian Stocks Higher Notes: There was no single trigger for the overnight relief rally on Wall Street, though a Mastercard Inc report that sales during the US holiday shopping season rose the most in 6 years in Y 2018 helped allay concerns about the health of the US economy There […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) sensitive to the US/China trade relations

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) sensitive to the US/China trade relations

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) sensitive to the US/China trade relations Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 0.72. The projected upper bound is: 0.72. The projected lower bound is: 0.69. The projected closing price is: 0.71. Candlesticks A black body occurred (because prices closed lower […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) futures pointing higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) futures pointing higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) futures pointing higher According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to open 0.6% or 35 points higher on Thursday after U.S. markets rebounded from their Christmas Eve selloff. Late in the U.S. session the Dow Jones is 2.7% higher, the S&P 500 is 2.9% higher, and the […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to fall after US rate rise

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to fall after US rate rise

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to fall after US rate rise Australian shares are set to open lower on Thursday after a fresh rate hike by the US Federal Reserve sent Wall Street stocks deep into the red. The Aussie dollar has extended its losses, hitting a new seven-week low 71 US cents. The SPI200 […]

In Asia: Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady USD Down Crude Oil Off Asian Stocks Off  Notes: The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announce its interest rate stance Wednesday, the market sold off. In Asia Gold: Gold prices steadied on Thursday, after shedding half a percent in the previous session as the Fed delivered a less-dovish outlook on monetary tightening than many wanted and had […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) tests two-year lows

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) tests two-year lows

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) tests two-year lows The Australian dropped back towards its two-year low at 5552 points today despite the big four major banks rallying on the news they would be allowed easing of lending conditions. US stocks were flat last night after reversing early gains, but the S&P-ASX 200 index dropped 0.6 per […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Reserve Bank board meeting minutes revealed it a more cautious tone with downside risks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Reserve Bank board meeting minutes revealed it a more cautious tone with downside risks

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Reserve Bank board meeting minutes revealed it a more cautious tone with downside risks The Australian sharemarket was on the back-foot deep in the red again today as US stocks fell another 2 per cent, leaving them on track for the worst December since 1931 as global markets endured a US […]

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Cautious + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Cautious + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Off Asian Stocks Cautious  Notes: We do not believe OPEC cuts will work this time around with Qatar going out and Iran refusing to cut, and there is a Big Q is when Russia will go to its agreed production level. US shale oil production will continue to increase. So, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares continue slump

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares continue slump

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares continue slump Australian shares are set to edge down as markets continue a pre-Christmas slump. ASX futures were down 49 points to 5623 at 4.42am AEDT Shares on Wall Street sank further at the start of the final full trading week of 2018. The Dow Jones fell 300 points in […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open lower after Wall Street plunged

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open lower after Wall Street plunged

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open lower after Wall Street plunged Australian shares are set to open lower after Wall Street plunged on the back of weak economic data from China and ongoing Brexit frustration. Markets are preparing for the final round of central bank meetings for the year. ASX futures were down 14 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) caught in a vortext as US companies are lowering earnings estimates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) caught in a vortext as US companies are lowering earnings estimates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) caught in a vortext as US companies are lowering earnings estimates Australian shares closed higher for a third session in a row on Thursday, buoyed by gains from the major banks and miners. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 8.1 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 5661.6 while the broader All Ordinaries […]

President Trump Leads, Xi Makes Good on Promises, America Wins

President Trump Leads, Xi Makes Good on Promises, America Wins

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $SOY, $VXX China resumed buying US Soybean, bringing some relief to farmers in the US heartland as President Xi works toward a trade deal with his American counterpart. The giant Asian commodity importer bought 2-M tonnes of American Soybean (SOY) over the past 24 hrs, with shipments expected to occur sometime […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open higher Everything that happened overnight appeared perfectly explicable. One wonders though if the swings in trading activity are being overly attributed to headlines The pattern continues: Wall Street indices have been swinging about madly again. The pattern continues: an open, a rally or fall, then a retracement or […]

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Down Crude Oil deep in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Up sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices held steady Thursday, after rising nearly 1% in the prion session, as USD slipped further from a 16-month peak hit earlier in the week. Spot gold was little […]

Australian Banks Prey on Average Australians

Australian Banks Prey on Average Australians

Australian Banks Prey on Average Australians The big 4 banks in Australia have operated in an environment of complete protection with competition regulated out of the market, the result has been a disaster for Australians. Australia must deregulate to allow greater competition and give Australians access to better banking, the idea that these 4 banks […]

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Global Investors bought into US stocks this week which set their longest-ever market rally. That action declared the end of a “tsunami” of tech fund inflows which have driven the market higher, noting tiny inflows of $0.1-B this week after […]

Global Stock Dividends Rise 13% to Record High $497-B

Global Stock Dividends Rise 13% to Record High $497-B

Global Stock Dividends Rise 13% to Record High $497-B It is a Golden Age for Dividend Investing  Global stock dividend payouts have risen 13% in the three months to the end of June, hitting a new record high of $497 billion, according to the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index. Dividends rose across the globe, with […]

Scott Morrison Set to Fail Australia

Scott Morrison Set to Fail Australia

Scott Morrison Set to Fail Australia Scott Morrison is a disaster for Australia, he will immediately fail the nation with his pro-multiculturalism stance. According to his own website Australia is one of the most successful multicultural societies in the world. Cultural diversity is one of our greatest assets – sparking innovation, creativity and vitality. It […]

Asia Reacts to Trade War and Another Failed Australian Leader

Asia Reacts to Trade War and Another Failed Australian Leader

Asian markets mostly fell on Friday as China-US trade talks wrapped up with little progress being made, while the dollar held gains ahead of a key speech by the head of the Federal Reserve. The Australian dollar was among the worst performers as the country is gripped by political uncertainty with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull […]

Australia Should Follow New Zealand and Ban Foreign Ownership

Australia Should Follow New Zealand and Ban Foreign Ownership

Australia Should Follow New Zealand and Ban Foreign Ownership Australians have been over taxed and severely handicapped financially over the last 30 years, while other countries have encouraged small business, created a citizen friendly financial system and political system. In Australia small business and workers have been treated like the enemy of the state while […]

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No Medicine Can Save Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited (IIL.AX)

No Medicine Can Save Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited (IIL.AX)

No Medicine Can Save Innate Immunotherapeutics Limited (IIL.AX) Innate Immunotherapeutics is set to flat line as the congressman, who sat on the firm’s board of directors and was one of its largest shareholders Chris Collins, was charged overnight with insider trading. The company has been on a losing streak for sometime now and the new […]

Economic Outlook for Australia

Economic Outlook for Australia

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economic expansion is continuing. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth in China has slowed a little, with […]

Australian Workers Suffer as Population Explodes

Australian Workers Suffer as Population Explodes

Australian Workers Suffer as Population Explodes Australia’s population will hit a record 25 million on Tuesday, almost a decade earlier than forecast projected, as the country’s politicians flood the nation with hundreds of thousands of immigrants each year, according to latest government data. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates the population will reach 26 million […]

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble Banks in Australia are gearing up for slight increases in interest rates, but in an overly inflated market this may well mean disaster for many and a correction in prices across the country. The smaller lenders are already moving rates higher but so far the big 4 […]

James Packer Dodging Trouble with Mental Health Claim?

James Packer Dodging Trouble with Mental Health Claim?

James Packer Dodging Trouble with Mental Health Claim? Australian tycoon James Packer has quit his family firm Consolidated Press Holdings as he recovers from mental health issues, a spokesman said Monday, months after he stepped down from gaming empire Crown Resorts. Packer’s departure from his private investment vehicle is the latest step by one of […]

Lucapa Unearthed Another Large Diamond at Lesotho

Lucapa Unearthed Another Large Diamond at Lesotho

Lucapa Unearthed Another Large Diamond at Lesotho $LCPDF Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM, OTCMKT:LCPDF)) has found an 89-carat yellow diamond at its 70%-owned Mothae mine in Lesotho during the current bulk sampling program. The company’s managing director, Stephen Wetherall, said the recovery of such a large diamond so early in the bulk sampling program provided further proof that, just […]

Australia’s Corrupt Big Banks Will Crumble

Australia’s Corrupt Big Banks Will Crumble

Six current and former top executives from banking giants Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and ANZ were charged Tuesday by Australian federal prosecutors with criminal cartel conduct over a multi-billion-dollar capital raising. The charges come as Australia’s top lenders face scrutiny over their behaviour amid a royal commission investigating misconduct in the sector. John McLean, Itay Tuchman […]

Lucapa Found Another Large Diamond in Angola

Lucapa Found Another Large Diamond in Angola

Lucapa Found Another Large Diamond in Angola $LCPDF Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM, OTCMKT:LCPDF) has discovered yet another large diamond at its prolific Lulo mine in Angola, a 46-carat pink stone, the largest colored gem-quality rock ever recovered there. The company said the gem-quality colored diamond eclipsed both the 43-carat yellow gem found in January and the almost 39-carat pink dug up […]

Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX:TLS) Heffx Daily Technicals

Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX:TLS) Heffx Daily Technicals

Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX:TLS) Heffx Daily Technicals Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 3.32. The projected upper bound is: 3.22. The projected lower bound is: 2.99. The projected closing price is: 3.10. Candlesticks A […]

Woolworths Group Limited (ASX:WOW) Trending Downwards

Woolworths Group Limited (ASX:WOW) Trending Downwards

Woolworths Group Limited (ASX:WOW) Trending Downwards Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.   The projected upper bound is: 27.20. The projected lower bound is: 25.81. The projected closing price is: 26.50. Candlesticks A big black candle occurred. This is bearish, as prices closed significantly lower than they opened. If the candle appears when prices […]

Stock Market Participants Who Bet on Volatility ‘Hammered’

Stock Market Participants Who Bet on Volatility ‘Hammered’

Stock Market Participants Who Bet on Volatility ‘Hammered’ $VXX For a very long time volatility in the stock market had remained at 30 year lows, as stocks rose to new all-time highs since the day after the 2016 Presidential election without a pullback (3-5%) or a correction (9-11%). That is the longest stretch in market […]

The US and World Stock Markets are Functioning Normally

The US and World Stock Markets are Functioning Normally

The US and World Stock Markets are Functioning Normally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The technical selloffs in US and World stock markets, is not related to market fundamentals. World stock markets fell for a 4th day running on investor concerns about the prospect of higher interest rates and stretched equity valuations. US stocks marked about a […]

The Stock Market, “Nothing New Under the Sun.”

The Stock Market, “Nothing New Under the Sun.”

The Stock Market, “Nothing New Under the Sun.” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  The DJIA dove almost 1,600 points, bottomed and bounced, as expected. Late Monday afternoon, Tom Farley, President of the New York Stock Exchange, said the stock market functioned correctly despite the tumult late in the afternoon. “There’s nothing new under the Sun.” The […]

Marijuana Sector Outlook for 2018

Marijuana Sector Outlook for 2018

Marijuana Sector Outlook for 2018 $GWPH, $BTC Medical Marijuana Approvals Should Increase It is expected the US Food and Drug Administration will approve the cannabis-based epilepsy drug Epidiolex from GW Pharmaceuticals Plc. (NASDAQ:GWPH) by the end of Summer 2018. GW Pharmaceuticals Plc is trading at: 132.00, +0.21, or +0.16% after hours: 7:37p EST on 10 January. Vs a […]

Australia and Asia Pacific are Biotech Destinations

Australia and Asia Pacific  are Biotech Destinations

Australia and Asia Pacific are Biotech Destinations Australia and the Asia Pacific are fast becoming the destination of choice for the over US$140 billion international biotech industry1, with considerable research incentives, supportive regulatory environments and affordable trial costs available. The increase in industry participation in the Asia Pacific region was highlighted in a private event […]

EU Property Giant Bets $16-B on US Shopping Malls

EU Property Giant Bets $16-B on US Shopping Malls

EU Property Giant Bets $16-B on US Shopping Malls $UNRDY, $WFGPY, $AMZN Europe’s biggest property firm Unibail-Rodamco (OTCMKT:UNRDY) is to buy US and UK mall operator Westfield Corp. (OTCMKT:WFGPY) for $16-B, a defensive move to create a global leader in a sector grappling with the online shopping challenge led by Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The transaction gives […]

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Strategy: In an uptrend, when markets fall, buy. 2 weeks ago stocks encountered headwinds and a wide range of risk assets came under pressure in the week ended 18 November, and some market observers again declared the end of what […]

Australian Mines Limited (ASX:AUZ) Looks like the Bears have come to Play

Australian Mines Limited (ASX:AUZ) Looks like the Bears have come to Play

Australian Mines Limited (ASX:AUZ) Looks like the Bears have come to Play Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 0.07. The projected upper bound is: […]

National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB) Cuts 6,000 Australian Jobs

National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB) Cuts 6,000 Australian Jobs

National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB) Cuts 6,000 Australian Jobs Up to 6,000 jobs will be axed in a major restructure at National Australia Bank, the lender said Thursday after posting Aus$5.28 billion (US$4.1 billion) in annual net profits. The positions will go as it further automates and simplifies its business. Some 2,000 new jobs will […]

Blackham Resources Ltd (ASX:BLK) Slammed

Blackham Resources Ltd (ASX:BLK) Slammed

Blackham Resources Ltd (ASX:BLK) Slammed Blackham looks like good buying today after being hammered in reaction to a fairly innocuous update, the financing seems to be the issue, the hedge and the possible dilution created a strong negative sentiment. I am not a fan of the hedge, but still if the operation is profitable, the […]

Blackham Resources Ltd (ASX:BLK) Headed to 30c

Blackham Resources Ltd (ASX:BLK) Headed to 30c

Blackham Resources Ltd (ASX:BLK) Headed to 30c This could do better but the PPS will be limited by a recent funding that was done in the 30c range. Blackham Resources Ltd (ASX:BLK) provides the Annual Report to shareholders. Review of Operations Over the last six years, Blackham has consolidated the Wiluna Goldfield with a tenement […]

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Highlights

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Highlights

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Highlights Supermarket giant Woolworths could face strikes at Victorian and NSW distribution centres as 2000 staff push for pay rises and job certainty. The National Union of Workers last week lodged applications in the Fair Work Commission flagging possible strikes. “Workers at four Woolworths distribution centes have applied for Protected Action […]

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) Trading Outlook

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) Trading Outlook

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are ranging. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 42.08. The projected upper bound is: 43.75. The projected lower bound is: 41.75. The projected closing price is: 42.75. Wesfarmers Limited is engaged […]

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) Trading Outlook

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) Trading Outlook

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 5.29. The projected upper bound is: 5.22. The projected lower bound […]

Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO) Trading Outlook

Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO) Trading Outlook

Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO) Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 66.66. The projected upper bound is: 71.78. The projected lower bound is: 66.57. The projected closing price is: 69.18. RIO TINTO FPO […]

Taxation Kills Australia’s Auto Sector

Taxation Kills Australia’s Auto Sector Weak politicians and hideous taxation has killed yet another Australian business. Companies are taxed at a flat rate of 30%. It doesn’t stop there, Australian employers after getting whacked with hefty payroll tax must pay the superannuation guarantee, a minimum of 9.5 per cent of their employees’ earnings, into a […]

Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO) Charged With Fraud

Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO) Charged With Fraud

Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO) Charged With Fraud Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto has been charged with fraud in the US and fined £27.4m in the UK after being accused of overstating the value of African coal assets. The FTSE 100 company and two of its top former executives were charged in the US of hiding […]

Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in Australia

Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in Australia

Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in Australia Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in the rural economy and Australian society: that was the message echoed by Federal Government ministers and senior politicians at an event in Canberra last night. Defence Minister Marise Payne and Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten traded stories of their […]

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights About 1,000 staff have been let go from Westpac over the past two years as a result of technological advancements such as automation; however CEO Brian Hartzer sees a silver lining, telling a House of Representatives committee his bank is also witnessing new jobs being created as a result […]

Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (NYSE:RIO) Disappointing Copper Numbers

Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (NYSE:RIO) Disappointing Copper Numbers

Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (NYSE:RIO) Disappointing Copper Numbers Global miner Rio Tinto on Tuesday said it had lifted its third quarter iron ore shipments by 6 percent after modernizing its haulage railway in Australia’s outback, but cut its production target for copper due to delays at a major mine in Chile. Iron ore shipments totaled […]

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Highlights

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Highlights

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Highlights WOOLWORTHS has finalised its exit from its disastrous Masters hardware venture by completing the sale of its store sites. The supermarket giant said it has completed the sale of Hydrox – the joint venture company it set up with US firm Lowe’s to run Masters – to the privately owned […]

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights A $100 million class action has been filed against Westpac Banking Corporation over claims it overcharged customers for life insurance. Shine Lawyers filed the action in Federal Court yesterday, alleging the bank took advantage of its customers through referrals to Westpac financial planners who would then sign them up […]

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Highlights

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Highlights

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Highlights Woolworths has finalised its exit from its disastrous Masters hardware venture by completing the sale of its store sites. The supermarket giant said it has completed the sale of Hydrox – the joint venture company it set up with US firm Lowe’s to run Masters – to the privately owned […]

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) Trading Outlook News

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) Trading Outlook News

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) Trading Outlook News Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are ranging. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 41.63. The projected upper bound is: 43.04. The projected lower bound is: 41.02. The projected closing price is: 42.03. Wesfarmers Limited is […]

Investing in Thoroughbred Syndications

Investing in Thoroughbred Syndications

Investing in Thoroughbred Syndications Knightsbridge can make your dream of owning a racehorse a reality. Thoroughbred syndication will give you the fantastic opportunity of owning your very own share in a racehorse for a very fair price. If you have a passion for horse racing, you’re not alone. The thrill of watching your own horse […]

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights The future of BHP Billiton boss ­Andrew Mackenzie has come under ­renewed scrutiny ahead of the miner’s AGMs, as its new chairman looks to further reshape the board. Investors have urged BHP to begin succession planning as Scottish-born Mr Mackenzie approaches his fifth anniversary as chief executive – and […]

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) HEFFX Highlights

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) HEFFX Highlights

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) HEFFX Highlights Last AGM season, the Commonwealth Bank was one of a record number of companies to receive a ‘first strike’ against its remuneration report. What annoyed shareholders was a proposal to move towards ‘soft’ unquantifiable targets for huge bonuses for chief executive Ian Narev. Since that meeting last November, […]

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights WESTPAC have received backlash after encouraging their staff to vote Yes in the same-sex marriage plebiscite through a company wide email, which contained exaggerated information about LGBTI suicide rates in Australia. The email, sent by the bank’s Youth Network to Westpac and St George employees, stated that a Yes […]

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) Trading Outlook

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) Trading Outlook

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are ranging. The projected upper bound is: 42.21. The projected lower bound is: 40.18. The projected closing price is: 41.20. Wesfarmers Limited is engaged in various business operations, such as supermarkets, liquor, hotels and convenience […]

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Hightlights

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Hightlights

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) HEFFX Hightlights The consumer watchdog has delayed its final decision on BP’s proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of Woolworths’ 527 retail service station sites. The former proposed decision date of October 26 has been pushed back to November 30 to allow more time for analysis of data and information provided by all parties […]

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights The world’s largest mining company BHP Billiton said 2017 will be considered a tipping point for electric cars, boosting demand for commodities from copper to nickel. “I think if we look back in a few years we would call 2017 the tipping point of electric vehicles,” Arnoud Balhuizen, head […]

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) NZ Chief Executive To Retire

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) NZ Chief Executive To Retire

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) NZ Chief Executive To Retire The chief executive of the Commonwealth Bank’s New Zealand subsidiary, ASB Bank, will retire at Easter next year. Barbara Chapman has held the role since April 2011. ASB, fully-owned by CBA, is looking for a replacement. Ms Chapman, 57, says being ASB chief executive has […]

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) HEFFX Highlights

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) HEFFX Highlights

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) HEFFX Highlights Fortescue Metals Group, the world’s No.4 iron ore miner, is looking to diversify its business by investing in energy infrastructure and exploring for gold and base metals, the head of the Australian company told Reuters on Wednesday. Chief Executive Neville Power who is due to step down in […]

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS) HEFFX Highlights

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS) HEFFX Highlights

Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS) HEFFX Highlights Ericsson and Telstra have announced achieving the encryption of data while in transit over a 100Gbps link between Australia and the United States by using telecommunications equipment and software provider Ciena’s 100Gbps wire-speed ultra-low latency encryption solution. Using optical encryption technology, the companies claimed the ability to secure data […]

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) HEFFX Highlights

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) HEFFX Highlights

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) HEFFX Highlights Fortescue Metals Group chief executive Nev Power will step down in February after seven years in charge of the mining company. The world’s forth-biggest iron ore exporter said Mr Power’s decision was consistent with its long-term succession plan to enter a period of growth in other business opportunities. […]

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) HEFFX Highlights

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) HEFFX Highlights

Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) HEFFX Highlights Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder is going out on a high, taking home a record $12 million pay packet for his final full year at the helm of the retail conglomerate. The bumper pay packet brings the AFL commission chairman’s total remuneration since his appointment as Wesfarmer’s managing director in 2005 […]

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights Andrew Mackenzie, boss of mining giant BHP Billiton, doubled his take-home pay this year, after the reinstatement of his short-term bonus. Mr Mackenzie earned $4.55m (£3.35m) in the year to June 30, compared with $2.24m the year before, the company’s annual report revealed. The rise was largely because BHP […]

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights All four of Australia’s biggest banks have decided to stop charging customers of other banks a $2 fee to withdraw cash from their ATMs. The Commonwealth Bank was the first to announced early on Sunday the abolition of the fee, citing ongoing consumer unhappiness with it. NAB, ANZ and […]

Fairfax Media Limited (ASX:FXJ) New IPO

Fairfax Media Limited (ASX:FXJ) New IPO

Fairfax Media Limited (ASX:FXJ) New IPO Fairfax Media’s shareholders are set to vote on spinning off its lucrative property advertising division, the Australian publishing giant said Friday. Like its international peers, Fairfax — the owner of major mastheads The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review — has seen profits hit by […]

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) HEFFX Highlights

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) HEFFX Highlights

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) HEFFX Highlights Fortescue Metals Group, the world’s fourth largest iron ore exporter, said on Friday its chief executive Nev Power would step down in February after seven years in the role. The Australian mining group did not name a successor but said it was confident of finding a replacement for Mr […]

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights

Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) HEFFX Highlights Australian bank Westpac has decided the time is right to bring its Distributed System Access service in-house, rather than continue an arrangement that saw it tended by IBM. The Register understands that Distributed System Access (DSA) is the Bank’s authentication infrastructure and is used to manage user accounts, group […]

High-Grade Iron Ore Will Continue to Rally

High-Grade Iron Ore Will Continue to Rally

High-Grade Iron Ore Will Continue to Rally China’s economy has been optimized in both growth and structure guided by the five development concepts of innovation, coordination, greening, opening up and inclusiveness, according to economists. The “Greening” part is driving high-grade Iron Ore prices and will continue to do so in the future. The rapidly increasing […]

Property Bubble Warning for Hong Kong, Sydney, Shanghai

Property Bubble Warning for Hong Kong, Sydney, Shanghai

Property Bubble Warning for Hong Kong, Sydney, Shanghai Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sydney property prices have reached risky levels, says S&P Global Ratings. “Asset prices, especially property prices, today are as stretched as they were before the Asian crisis,” Elena Okorochenko, head of Asia-Pacific ratings, said at a conference in Singapore yesterday. Combined with increased […]

HEFFX to Offer Stock Loans in Asia

HEFFX to Offer Stock Loans in Asia

HEFFX to Offer Stock Loans in Asia A stock loan allows borrowers the flexibility to gain access to the locked up value of their freely traded stock position without having to actually liquidate their position in the open market. The Squadron stock loan program is designed specifically for corporations, its employees, officers and major holders […]

BHP Billiton Limited(ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights

BHP Billiton Limited(ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) HEFFX Highlights Australian iron ore producers fell on Monday after the price of the steel making ingredient slipped on Friday. BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Foretescue Metals Group were among the worst performers on Australia’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200, after iron ore with 62 per cent iron content for delivery to Qingdao […]

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