Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Asia is diverse and complementary, and Asia-for-Asia industrial supply-chain networks are emerging. Asia is a highly diverse region, there is no single Asia but many. We identified 4 distinct groups of economies based on scale, economic development, interactions with one another, and connectedness to the world. Each of these “4 Asia’s” has characteristics that complement […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Up, USD Soft, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines US-Chinese trade deputies face-off in Washington Asia’s economic hopes support shares Crude Oil edges up on Mideast tensions Gold up as softer USD and Gulf tensions support Gold: Gold prices up Friday and were headed for their 1st weekly gainer in 4-5, supported by a softer […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains as US Fed cuts interest rates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains as US Fed cuts interest rates

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains as US Fed cuts interest rates The Australian share market has had its best day in two weeks, with most sectors posting gains after the US Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed Thursday up 35.9 points, or 0.54 per cent, to 6,717.5 points. The […]

Australia Will Suffer as Governments Ignore Farmers

Australia Will Suffer as Governments Ignore Farmers

An unprecedented water shortage in drought-stricken eastern Australia is driving home the brutal realities of ignoring farmers needs is threatening the much-mythologised Outback way of life. From sunny Queensland all the way to Sydney, more than a dozen small towns are facing their own “Day Zero” within months, a water crisis reminiscent of the taps […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Headlines Gold flat to little changed after Fed outlook disappoints Asian shares lower on guarded Fed Crude Oil prices settle after turbulent week, Saudi reassures on output Gold: Gold prices were little changed Thursday after declining up to 1% in Wednesday, as lack of clarity on the […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower weighed down by energy and mining investors reacting to oil

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower weighed down by energy and mining investors reacting to oil

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower weighed down by energy and mining investors reacting to oil The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed on Wednesday down 13.7 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 6,681.6 points, while the broader All Ordinaries was down 10.5 points, or 0.15 per cent, to 6,791.2 points. Shayne Heffernan, Founder and CEO of Heffx […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady to Up Headlines USD holds firm, -0.03% to 98.288. Crude Oil jitters ease Gold prices steady in cautious mood China stocks rise ahead of expected Fed rate cut Gold:  Gold prices were little changed Wednesday as investors maintained a cautious stance ahead of the conclusion of FOMC […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares subdued ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares subdued ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares subdued ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting Australian shares were subdued on Tuesday, as markets trod cautiously in the wake of heightened tensions in the Middle East and ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy meeting this week. The S&P/ASX 200 index declined 0.1% or 8.2 points to […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Cautious Headlines Crude Oil pares gains Middle East risks keep stocks in caution mode Gold prices little changed as markets eye Fed outlook Gold: Gold traded steady Tuesday as traders stayed on the sidelines ahead of a widely expected rate cut by the Fed on Wednesday. Spot gold was […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower and “has just been steadily eating away at the losses”

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower and “has just been steadily eating away at the losses”

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) lower and “has just been steadily eating away at the losses” The Australian share market has finished marginally higher as gains by oil companies and goldminers outweighed declines elsewhere in the wake of a drone attack on two Saudi Arabian oil facilities. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed on Monday up 4.3 […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Spikes, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil spikes after Saudi facility attacks, weak China data hits shares President Trump said the US is “locked & loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s Crude Oil production facilities Gold rallies as […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares advance on US-China trade progress, ECB easing Crude Oil off on global demand worries despite hopes on trade talks Hong Kong gold market losing shine due to political unrest Gold dips as trade hopes fuel risk […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors reacted positively to the European Central Bank’s decision to lower interest rate

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors reacted positively to the European Central Bank’s decision to lower interest rate

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors reacted positively to the European Central Bank’s decision to lower interest rate Investors reacted positively Thursday to the European Central Bank’s decision to lower interest rates and engage in a new round of bond-buying as well as overtures between the U.S. and China ahead of the next round of trade […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Bears ease grip on most Asian currencies as trade worries fade Asian stocks at 6-wk highs as trade dispute gloom lifts before ECB meet Crude Oil gains on hopes for US-China trade dispute thaw Gold slips as trade […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) further escalation in trade tensions could keep the downside risk elevated

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) further escalation in trade tensions could keep the downside risk elevated

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) further escalation in trade tensions could keep the downside risk elevated Looking at the past six months of FX movements (Fig. 1), the Australian dollar has acted as the most accurate proxy for China-related sentiment (especially on trade tensions), as demonstrated by the highest correlation with the Chinese yuan. The reasons for this relationship […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares managed to extend a September advance with banks and miners performing

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares managed to extend a September advance with banks and miners performing

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares managed to extend a September advance with banks and miners performing Australian shares managed to extend a September advance with banks and miners performing well, as one strategist suggested concerns about a global economic downturn were  “overblown.” The S&P/ASX 200 index climbed 23 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6638, […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Firm Headlines Crude Oil prices up after bigger-than-expected fall in Us stockpiles Rising bond yields support value stocks ahead of central bank meetings Gold prices snap 4-day losing streak and focus on ECB meet USD steady as traders await Thursday’s […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil hits 6-wk highs on hopes of extended OPEC output cuts Asian stocks mostly weaker on steep Chinese factory price declines Gold hits 4-wk low as stimulus hopes, trade optimism boost risk-on mode JPY, CHF fall as […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) minor kick off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) minor kick off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) minor kick off The local share market started the week with a minor lift of 0.01 per cent or 1 point, after rising for three straight weeks as at Friday. We saw several stocks hit all-time highs on Friday and set new ones today, including Jumbo Interactive (ASX:JIN) Qube (ASX:QUB) and Aventus (ASX:AVN) which all set new […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asia stocks gain as soft data lift stimulus hopes Crude Oil rises as Saudi Arabia signals OPEC cuts to continue Gold inches higher, improved risk appetite caps gains USD was capped as US yields came off 2-week highs […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil rises, set for weekly gainer Asia shares rise on trade disputes hopes .DXY Vs a basket of 6 peer currencies was little changed Investors took profits in gold Thursday Gold: Gold retreated Thursday as investors booked […]

BY ALL THAT’S HOLY, HONORIUS IS OUR BEST BET!

BY ALL THAT’S HOLY, HONORIUS IS OUR BEST BET!

After a couple of years of no interest whatsoever the Heffernan’s decided to stand Honorius privately to serve exclusively their own broodmares. He remains at one of Australia’s premier studs, Larneuk in Victoria. With a Horse of the Year, two Champion Sires’ titles and over $HK175 million in progeny earnings, Holy Roman Emperor has been […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices rise after US confirms trade talks with China to re-start. Gold eases as equities gain on BREXIT, Hong Kong progress. Asian shares up as BREXIT, Hong Kong progress lifts sentiment. Trade talk plans cheer […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices recover some, but economic concerns weigh Asia stocks bounce, Chinese lead Gold, silver surge after weak US data compounds slowdown fears USD is being seen as a safe-haven asset Gold: Gold rose more than 1% Tuesday […]

Betting Started: President Trump Will Forge China Trade Deal

Betting Started: President Trump Will Forge China Trade Deal

$AUD, $WON, $JPY, $USO, $BAC OK, the US -China not being not having a date-certain schedule for the September trade talks yet, now is a good time for you too to start thinking about betting on a trade deal, as it has begun. “I am still reasonably optimistic,” David Woo, head of global rates and foreign […]

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

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

The Australian share market looks set to start the week on a subdued note. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 index is poised to open the day 5 points or 0.1% lower this morning. On Wall Street the Dow Jones rose 0.15% higher, the S&P 500 index rose 0.05%, and the Nasdaq […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dips , USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil set for biggest weekly gainer since July JPY is the best performer among major currencies this month, rising 2.2% so far. Asian shares at 1-week highs Gold: Gold extended losses Friday and was set to […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up , USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil prices drop on concern over US economy Bonds reign supreme, equities struggle on recession, BREXIT fears Gold prices marked gains Thursday against the backdrop of recession fears USD flat to unchanged Gold: The precious metal markets […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) posts gains as tech stocks shine

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) posts gains as tech stocks shine

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) posts gains as tech stocks shine The Australian share market has climbed modestly for a second day, buoyed by the tech sector, while the Aussie dollar has hit a 10-year low against its US counterpart. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Wednesday up 29.4 points, or 0.45 per cent, to 6,500.6 points, […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off , USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil gains, led by US WTI Crude, recession worries ease JPY stands tall Gold dips, but near 6-yr highs on rate cut hopes, trade fears Asian stocks post modest gains on Wall Street futures Gold:  Gold […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines JPY rises as traders temper optimism over US-China trade deal Asia stocks climb as trade war fears ebb Crude Oil up as US-China trade comments calm markets Gold little changed as traders seek clarity Gold: Gold prices were largely […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Just in: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said Monday that China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the US through calm negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict. China’s Top trade negotiator, was speaking at […]

Asia Remains On The Rise Despite The Trade War

Asia Remains On The Rise Despite The Trade War

Major Asia Pacific markets rose by the close on Friday, as investors looked ahead to an important speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later in the day. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index gained 82.9 points, or 0.4%, to end the week at 20,710.91 Elsewhere, the Japanese yen traded at 106.64 versus the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Flat Note: Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a G-7 Summit this weekend for clues on what additional steps policymakers will take to bolster growth. Headlines USD steps up before Powell, Kiwi jumps on […]

Australia Elects Each State To Manage Their Own Renewable Energy

Australia Elects Each State To Manage Their Own Renewable Energy

Australia’s primary federal renewable energy target – to have33 terawatts of renewable energy by 2020– has essentially been achieved. There is much uncertainty as to what is next. In the absence of a new national target, the states have been leading the way and driving renewable energy in Australia. Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) forecasts cut at CBA, recovery scrapped, as headwinds mount

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) forecasts cut at CBA, recovery scrapped, as headwinds mount

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) forecasts cut at CBA, recovery scrapped, as headwinds mount ommonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has released new forecasts that show the Sydney-based lender no longer expects the Australian Dollar to recover into year-end. Previous forecasts suggested Australia’s Dollar was due to catch a break in the final quarter of 2019 as the Federal […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) modest gains by the index heavyweights

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) modest gains by the index heavyweights

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) modest gains by the index heavyweights Australian shares rose firmly on Thursday as modest gains by the index heavyweights lifted the market higher on a mixed day of earnings. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 18.5 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 6501.8 while the broader All Ordinaries added 20.4 points, or […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Flat Note: Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a G-7 Summit this weekend for clues on what additional steps policymakers will take to bolster growth. Headlines Crude Oil dips on economic concerns after US […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Risk-on mood remains supportive

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Risk-on mood remains supportive

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Risk-on mood remains supportive This coupled with the prevalent risk-on mood, as depicted by a positive trading sentiment around equity markets, provided an additional boost to perceived riskier currencies – like the Aussie – and remained supportive of the ongoing positive momentum, albeit persistent US-China trade tensions might keep a lid […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) turned skittish ahead of a key meeting of central bankers

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) turned skittish ahead of a key meeting of central bankers

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) turned skittish ahead of a key meeting of central bankers The Australian share market has given up most of its gains from Tuesday, as markets around the world turned skittish ahead of a key meeting of central bankers. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Wednesday down 61.7 points, or 0.94 per cent, […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Flat Note: The immediate focus shifts to the minutes of the Fed’s last meeting due Wednesday. Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a G-7 Summit this weekend for clues on what additional steps policymakers […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) good support for the market across the board

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) good support for the market across the board

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) good support for the market across the board The Australian share market has enjoyed strong gains for a second straight day, with every sector advancing. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Tuesday up 77.6 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 6,545 points, while the broader All Ordinaries was up 76.9 points, or […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) continues to consolidate

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) continues to consolidate

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) continues to consolidate The Australian dollar has gone back and forth over the last several sessions, and of course the 0.68 level has offered a lot of resistance. We continue to pull back from that area on short-term charts, but I think at this point it’s obvious that the 0.67 level should […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Up Note: The immediate focus shifts to the minutes of the Fed’s last meeting due Wednesday. Traders are also keenly waiting on the Fed’s Jackson Hole seminar and a Group of Seven summit this weekend for clues on what additional […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) solid start to the week to continue

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) solid start to the week to continue

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) solid start to the week to continue The Australian share market has rallied to recoup some of last week’s stinging losses as global recession fears ease. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Monday up 61.9 points, or 0.97 per cent, to 6,467.4 points, while the broader All Ordinaries was up 64.6 points, […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support build from 0.6750

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support build from 0.6750

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support build from 0.6750 I had looked at this one in this week’s Technical Forecast, asking the question as to whether the Aussie has finally found some element of support. It’s been a brutal year, to be sure, and this extends a bearish run that started in January of 2018 when the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dips, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asia stocks advance as China’s rate adjustment improves investor mood Crude Oil prices climb after Saudi oilfield attack Gold prices dip on firmer USD and equities Gold: Gold prices dipped Monday on a stronger USD, and a recovery in […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) shares are looking to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) shares are looking to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) shares are looking to open higher Following that positive global lead, ASX 200 futures jumped 41 points, or 0.6%, on Friday night pointing to a positive start to trade for the ASX later this morning. Eurozone shares and the US S&P 500 both jumped 1.4% on Friday on the back of […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA minutes in the spotlight

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA minutes in the spotlight

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA minutes in the spotlight Australian key indicators were impressive last week, but it wasn’t enough to push the Aussie higher. The business and consumer sectors both showed higher confidence levels. The NAB Business Confidence improved to 4 in July, up from 2 in the previous release. The Westpac Consumer Sentiment […]

O’Lonhro Victoria’s Versatile Value Stallion

O’Lonhro Victoria’s Versatile Value Stallion

O’Lonhro has proven himself to be exceptional value in Victoria. Last week he produced a City double and has managed to creep up to 13th on the National Sires Tables. With 59% winners to runners and over $5.3m in the bank from 75 winners ($70,000 av) O’Lonhro’s numbers continue to outperform many Stallions on offer […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil rises as US retail sales ease recession fears Asia stocks up in stimulus speculation Gold heads for 3rd weekly gainer on trade, growth concerns Dollar index higher Gold: Gold prices dipped Friday but were headed for […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support on the monthly chart at 0.65

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support on the monthly chart at 0.65

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) support on the monthly chart at 0.65 The Australian dollar has rallied a bit during the trading session on Thursday, showing signs of consolidation just below the crucial 0.68 level which was previous support. At this point I think the market is simply trying to digest the losses and decide whether or […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) market lost $60 billion in value, completing the wipeout of all the gains it made over the past two months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) market lost $60 billion in value, completing the wipeout of all the gains it made over the past two months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) market lost $60 billion in value, completing the wipeout of all the gains it made over the past two months The benchmark ASX 200 index closed 2.9 per cent lower at 6,408, a stunning retreat from its record high reached on July 30. It was the worst one-day fall for the benchmark […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines JPY holds gains, traders seek safety Crude Oil prices steady after big fall on recession concerns, inventory rise Stocks feel pain, as bond markets talk recession Gold gains as recession fears drive safe-haven demand Gold: Gold prices rose […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) pointing to a fall of 113 points

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) pointing to a fall of 113 points

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) pointing to a fall of 113 points Wall Street stumbled on Wednesday as investors fled equities for safe-haven assets, seeking shelter amid gathering signs that a recession could be on the horizon. All three major US indexes were sharply lower as short- and long-dated Treasury yields inverted for the first time […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) likely that we should continue to see downward pressure

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) likely that we should continue to see downward pressure

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) likely that we should continue to see downward pressure The Australian dollar initially tried to rally during the trading session on Wednesday, but then broke down significantly to reach towards the bottom of the recent consolidation. That being said, it looks as if the Australian dollar is going to continue to reach […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian stocks like President Trump’s delay of some China tariffs Crude Oil prices fall as China economic data disappoints Gold prices slip, President Trump’s trade concession boosts equities USD’s advance stalled as the sharp rise in US yields […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) on track for a strong open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) on track for a strong open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) on track for a strong open Shares in New York surged, paced by Apple, as the US said it would delay imposing tariffs on some Chinese products. That bolstered risk sentiment and puts the ASX on track for a strong open. ASX futures were up 32 points or 0.5% to 6524 […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders seem to be shrugging off concerns over U.S.-China trade relations

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders seem to be shrugging off concerns over U.S.-China trade relations

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders seem to be shrugging off concerns over U.S.-China trade relations The Australian Dollar is edging higher on Tuesday, bucking the weaker trend in the global financial markets. Traders also seem to be shrugging off concerns over U.S.-China trade relations that appear to be having a slightly negative effect on higher-risk […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Asian shares of on trade worries Crude Oil off despite supply/demand issues The Argentine Peso collapsed overnight Gold marked fresh news highs Gold: Gold prices marked their highest in more than 6 years Tuesday, as concerns around protests […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA Keeps Cash Rate Unchanged

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA Keeps Cash Rate Unchanged

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA Keeps Cash Rate Unchanged At its August 6 monetary policy meeting, the RBA kept the cash rate unchanged at an all-time low of 1.00%. The decision was in line with trader expectations, and followed two consecutive cuts in June and July. Nevertheless, the RBA’s dovish tone in its accompanying comments […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) spent most of the day in red, then jumped 12 points on close to be higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) spent most of the day in red, then jumped 12 points on close to be higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) spent most of the day in red, then jumped 12 points on close to be higher A surprise jump in BHP and banking shares during the 4pm settlement has sent the S&P/ASX 200 from being in the red at 6578 points on the closing bell to being 6 points higher at […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares higher on China recovery, RM Yuan fixing Crude Oil off as demand outlook, trade dispute weigh Gold hanging near $1,500/oz on trade, recession concerns The .DXY, which tracks the Buck, Vs a basket of 6 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) renewed worries about the trade conflict between the US and China is set to put investors in a defensive mood

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) renewed worries about the trade conflict between the US and China is set to put investors in a defensive mood

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) renewed worries about the trade conflict between the US and China is set to put investors in a defensive mood ASX futures were down 22 points or 0.3% to 6499. The local currency slipped 0.2 per cent. On Wall Street, the Dow dipped 0.3 per cent, the S&P 500 slid 0.7 […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil edges up on expectations of more OPEC output cuts Gains for Asian shares capped by trade issues, China stocks fall .DXY flat to little changed Vs its 6 peers Gold sees best week in over 3 […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations The Australian share market has risen for a second day as US-China trade tensions eased and Chinese trade data beat expectations. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 48.6 points, or 0.75 per […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) better than expected Chinese trade also helped fuel the recovery

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) better than expected Chinese trade also helped fuel the recovery

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) better than expected Chinese trade also helped fuel the recovery Volatility wise, it was a relatively quiet day in the forex market. USD/JPY extended its losses but the greenback recovered against euro, sterling and other major currencies. The rallies in the Australian and New Zealand dollars were the strongest with both […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Off, Crude Oil Bounces, Stocks Rally Chicago Fed President Charles Evans signaled Wednesday he was open to lower rates to bolster inflation and counter risks to economic growth from trade tensions. Futures moved to price in a 100% probability of a Fed easing in September […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) steadies to recover losses after a massive sell-off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) steadies to recover losses after a massive sell-off

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) steadies to recover losses after a massive sell-off Australian shares are set to open higher as markets steadied to recover losses after a massive sell-off. SPI futures were up 11 points to 6401 at 3.42am AEST. By 5.50am they were up 48 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 6438. The Australian […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Weakness Sustained

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Weakness Sustained

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Weakness Sustained The Aussie pair kept the downtrend rally intact that had triggered since the start of 2019. The primary focus of the day remained over the RBA Interest Rate Decision. The policymakers held the rates at an all-time low near 1%, forecasting the trade tensions to worsen, compelling for a rate cut […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Higher Headlines US-China trade dispute remains in focus Crude Oil prices steady Spot gold may test psyche resistance at $1,500 oz Calm returns to stock markets as RMB Yuan steadies Gold: Gold prices +1% Wednesday as investors to seek refuge […]

Dream No Longer – DayDream Island Resort is Open

Dream No Longer – DayDream Island Resort is Open

Daydream Island Resort has reopened. The premium property offers 277 rooms and suites, three restaurants, bars and event spaces.  WHAT IS IT? Located in the Great Barrier Reef, Daydream Island is one of 74 islands that make up The Whitsundays and has recently undergone a AUD100m redevelopment.  WHAT’S SO SPECIAL? Apart from being right on the Great […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) tries to recover

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) tries to recover

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) tries to recover The Australian Dollar surged higher against its G10 rivals Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia(RBA) suggested it will wait for some time before cutting its interest rate again and as markets serenaded a record trade surplus for the month of June.  Australia’s trade surplus came in at $8.04 […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) huge losses as traders anticipated more flare-ups

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) huge losses as traders anticipated more flare-ups

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) huge losses as traders anticipated more flare-ups Asian equities had no time to catch their breath on Monday, falling end over end in huge losses as traders anticipated more flare-ups from Washington after China’s yuan slumped to a decade low and stoked fears of rising trade-war pains and the spectre of […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) Is this a buying or selling opportunity?

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) Is this a buying or selling opportunity?

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) Is this a buying or selling opportunity? The answer is probably both! I believe the market is primed for a sell-off after staging big gains in 2019 and a correction is healthy. Stocks will bounce back as central banks will rush to pump their respective economies with cheap and accessible credit. […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Firm, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines Crude Oil climbs on Short-covering, Us-China trade disputes caps gain Global Stock ‘rout’ deepens US labels China a currency manipulator paving the way for more sanctions Yuan off lows, JPY slumps as China struggles over currency policy Gold […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) set to plummet as markets suffered a sweeping global sell-off amid the escalation of the Sino-US trade and currency war

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) set to plummet as markets suffered a sweeping global sell-off amid the escalation of the Sino-US trade and currency war

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (ASX:.AXJO) set to plummet as markets suffered a sweeping global sell-off amid the escalation of the Sino-US trade and currency war Australian shares are set to plummet as markets suffered a sweeping global sell-off amid the escalation of the Sino-US trade and currency war. The RBA meets today but markets don’t expect […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Headlines Asia stocks hit 6-month low as investors flee to safety Futures are now pricing in deeper interest rate cuts than before last week’s Fed meeting. The terminal US rate is seen at 1.22%, 93 bpts below the current […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines President Trump’s new tariffs may set stage for more Fed rate cuts President Trump says it is up to China to deal with Hong Kong’s riots Crude Oil prices regain ground after overnight dive Gold will see a […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) neutral candle forming

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) neutral candle forming

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) neutral candle forming The Australian dollar has gone back and forth during the trading session on Thursday, in an obvious neutral candle. With that neutral candle forming, it shows that we are at least trying to find some type a bottom. The 0.68 level is large and looming on the longer-term charts […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing to a fall in the ASX at the start of trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing to a fall in the ASX at the start of trade

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing to a fall in the ASX at the start of trade The Aussie dollar has sunk to its lowest level against its US counterpart in a decade, and the Australian sharemarket has also finished lower, after the US Federal Reserve said its interest rate cut is unlikely to be the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dipped, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Headlines USD up as lengthy Fed easing uncertain and BREXIT pains deepens. Crude Oil slips 1% after Fed disappoints, US Crude Oil output rises. Gold dipped to 2-wk lows on Fed uncertainty about more rate cuts. Asian shares fall, […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) needs to find support

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) needs to find support

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) needs to find support The Australian dollar initially tried to rally during the trading session on Wednesday, slamming into the 0.69 level. This is an area that obviously will attract a lot of attention, but I think the 0.6850 level underneath is going to continue to be support, extending down to the […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has pulled back from its record highs despite gains for the energy sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has pulled back from its record highs despite gains for the energy sector

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has pulled back from its record highs despite gains for the energy sector The Australian sharemarket has pulled back from its record highs despite gains for the energy sector. The benchmark S&P-ASX 200 index finished down 32.5 points to 6,812.6 points on Wednesday, while the all ordinaries closed down 31.6 points […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Unch, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines Asian shares at 6-week lows on trade worry Gold prices hold steady ahead of Fed’s rate announcement Crude Oil gains for a 5th day running after US stockpile drop  .DXY held firm Wednesday, as a wait-and-see mood prevailed. […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) selling pressure is in reaction to weaker-than-expected domestic economic data

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) selling pressure is in reaction to weaker-than-expected domestic economic data

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) selling pressure is in reaction to weaker-than-expected domestic economic data The Australian Dollar is edging lower against the U.S. Dollar on Tuesday. Some of the selling pressure is in reaction to weaker-than-expected domestic economic data released earlier in the session. Australian Building Approvals came in at -1.2%, below the 0.2% forecast. […]

Australia’s Battle of the Snakes

Australia’s Battle of the Snakes

In honor of World Snake Day, the Australian Reptile Park turned their annual reptile health checks into a friendly competition.  Visitors who were unaware of the Snake Holiday were terrified to see the park’s 3 largest snakes out in the open as employees measured and weighed them in front of the crowd. Each snake is considered extremely dangerous and required multiple […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Higher Headlines Asia stocks gain ahead of Fed, GBP pressured by BREXIT uncertainty, Crude Oil prices rise on expectations Fed will cut rates, Gold slips as USD climbs. Gold: Gold prices dipped Tuesday as USD rose to 2-month highs, while […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market breached its record closing high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market breached its record closing high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market breached its record closing high The Australian share market breached its record closing high, set before the global financial crisis (GFC) smashed stock values. However, the ASX 200 was unable to sustain its new record for very long. The benchmark index closed 0.5 per cent higher at 6,825.8 — […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) now looks like it is going to make a serious play to break down below the 0.69 handle

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) now looks like it is going to make a serious play to break down below the 0.69 handle

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) now looks like it is going to make a serious play to break down below the 0.69 handle The Australian dollar has tried to rally during the trading session on Monday but gave back most of the gains early in trading and now looks like it is going to make a serious […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Lower Headlines Crude Oil falls on growth outlook concerns and positive news on Iran A Fed interest rate cut a certainty Asian shares drift lower, trade talks loom Gold rises as markets awaits Fed meeting Gold: Gold prices gained Monday […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open up after a record-breaking week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open up after a record-breaking week

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to open up after a record-breaking week Australian shares are set to open up after a record-breaking week on markets and as a big US Federal Reserve decision is set to come. SPI futures were up 19 points to 6750. The Australian dollar was down 0.6 per cent to 69.08 […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) focus will be on Australian CPI and retail sales

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) focus will be on Australian CPI and retail sales

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) focus will be on Australian CPI and retail sales In the U.S., durable goods orders rebounded nicely in June. The headline reading gained 2.0%, crushing the estimate of 0.8%. Core durable goods orders jumped 1.2%, easily beating the estimate of 0.2%. The week wrapped up with Advance GDP for Q2, which […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Headlines Crude Oil prices up as geopolitical tensions counter sluggish demand, Asian shares slide as ECB holds off easing, earnings mixed, Gold up on rate-cut bets; focus on US GDP data Gold: Gold prices steadied Friday after touching a […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) near-term downtrend pauses on rising support ahead of RBA speech

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) near-term downtrend pauses on rising support ahead of RBA speech

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) near-term downtrend pauses on rising support ahead of RBA speech The past 24 hours were a choppy session, with varied performance in FX and equities ahead of key economic event risks such as the ECB and US GDP. Markets had to contend with mixed US earnings and data. While the S&P 500 ended the day 0.47% […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits record high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits record high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits record high The Australian sharemarket has hit an all-time high after the all ordinaries broke through a record set more than 11 years ago. The index rose 25.2 points, or 0.4 per cent, to hit 6888.4 at 9.40am. The all ordinaries’ previous intra-day high of 6873.2 was reached on November […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Flat USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares tick higher, euro near 2-month lows before ECB decision Crude Oil advances on Gulf tensions, but demand concerns cap gainers Gold steadies ahead of ECB decision; firm USD caps appeal Fed to cut rates for […]

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