Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) signs of fresh trade talks between Beijing and Washington

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) signs of fresh trade talks between Beijing and Washington

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) signs of fresh trade talks between Beijing and Washington China stocks closed higher for a second straight session on Tuesday, supported by expectation of further policy support, signs of fresh trade talks between Beijing and Washington, and gains in consumer scrips. The Shanghai Composite index climbed 0.9 percent and the […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) still under pressure

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) still under pressure

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) still under pressure GBP/USD created a new lower high last week, and further declines will target $1.2773. A bounce from intraday oversold conditions needs to clear $1.295 to suggest more near-term upside. A failure to push above here would bring out more selling pressure, and below $1.2827, Monday’s low. The price heads […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Support at $1,190.00

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Support at $1,190.00

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Support at $1,190.00 Technically, the gold bears have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Gold bulls’ next upside near-term price breakout objective is to produce a close in December futures above solid technical resistance at $1,225.00. Bears’ next near-term downside price breakout objective is pushing prices below solid technical support at […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) taken a hit after fears of a slowdown in global growth

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) taken a hit after fears of a slowdown in global growth

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) taken a hit after fears of a slowdown in global growth Australia’s stock market has taken a hit after fears of a slowdown in global growth and demand slashed the price of big-name US technology stocks. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index had fallen by more than 100 points or 1.8 per cent […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trade tensions ease again

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trade tensions ease again

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trade tensions ease again The Australian dollar is rocketing higher in Asian trade, boosted by signs of a continued thawing in trade tensions between the United States and China. According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese vice-premier Liu He will travel to the United States ahead of the G20 leaders […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) fell to a two-month low today

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) fell to a two-month low today

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) fell to a two-month low today Gold and silver prices recouped mild early losses to trade around unchanged levels on the day, in early-afternoon dealings Tuesday. Gold hit another four-week low below $1,200.00 overnight. The silver market fell to a two-month low today. Precious metals were somewhat supported when […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) volatility is back

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) volatility is back

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) volatility is back In a year full of debate on whether stocks have peaked, one thing’s clear: volatility is back. Tuesday’s trading showed that in spades, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average sliding 3.5% at one point before paring to close 2.1% lower. China’s Shanghai Composite quickly erased its earlier 1.3% […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) keeps on rallying

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) keeps on rallying

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) keeps on rallying The ascent of USD/JPY continues, consolidating above ¥114.00 and on course to target the ¥114.50 area seen at the beginning of October. Dips have been firmly bought over the past few days, so we would need to see a move below ¥113.00 to suggest some near-term weakness. Overall, the bias […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Investors buy on trade optimism, but long-term interest lacking

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Investors buy on trade optimism, but long-term interest lacking

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Investors buy on trade optimism, but long-term interest lacking Stocks in Hong Kong rose on Tuesday as Beijing and Washington are said to be preparing for fresh trade talks, helping investors overcome the overnight rout in the U.S. markets. The Hang Seng index gained 0.6 percent to 25792.87 and […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce falters

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce falters

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce falters EUR/USD has plumbed to a new low, continuing its extended downtrend and heading towards possible support at $1.111. A rally will target $1.13, previous key support, while above this the November high at $1.15 comes into play. Having rallied from oversold intraday conditions, it will be important to watch the $1.126 […]

Apple Faces a New Reality as Smartphones Saturate World

Apple Faces a New Reality as Smartphones Saturate World

What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world in just over a decade? Even as top makers like Apple and Samsung unveil new handsets with new features and improved performance, smartphone sales have flattened with most major markets largely saturated. The next catalyst for smartphones could be […]

Brexit Nears as EU Faces Revolt

Brexit Nears as EU Faces Revolt

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday faced her divided ministers as negotiators scrambled to secure a divorce agreement with the European Union and anxiety mounted over the risk of a no-deal Brexit. May said Monday her government was working “extremely hard” to save a deal, telling officials of London’s financial district that negotiations “are now […]

Ecommerce Singapore 21 Nov at Marina Bay Sands

Ecommerce Singapore 21 Nov at Marina Bay Sands

Retail and digital experts, investors, tech experts and 200 CXOs from some of the biggest brands will come together on 21 Nov at Marina Bay Sands, aiming to empower business leaders with the latest business and consumer strategies and uncover how technology is fundamentally transforming the e-commerce, startup and retail ecosystem in Southeast Asia (SEA). […]

Goldman Sachs in Hot Water in Malaysia

Goldman Sachs in Hot Water in Malaysia

Goldman Sachs “cheated” Malaysia, leader Mahathir Mohamad said, after two former bankers from the Wall Street titan were charged over a scandal that allegedly saw billions looted from state coffers. The US Justice Department unveiled criminal charges this month against ex-Goldman bankers Tim Leissner and Ng Chong Hwa, accusing them of working with a Malaysian […]

Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today initiatives to enhance private markets financing channels, including a programme to place up to US$5 billion for management with private equity (PE) and infrastructure fund managers. 2   Mr Peter Ong, MAS Board Member and Chairman of Enterprise Singapore, highlighted the new initiatives at the Global Investor Summit […]

Major Blockchain Deals in Hong Kong

Major Blockchain Deals in Hong Kong

Success Dragon proposes change of company name to ezBlock Capital International Holdings Limited, To reflect diversification into fintech and blockchain Service agreement concluded with Tencent-backed Linklogis for its blockchain-based supply chain financing platform, Followed by purchase of trade receivables through Qianhai Finanical Assets Exchange to tap cross-border fintech opportunities Success Dragon International Holdings Limited (“Success […]

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally OPEC on Tuesday trimmed its global oil demand forecasts for this year and next, as kingpin Saudi Arabia tries to cut output to bolster prices in a weakening market. In its latest monthly report covering October, OPEC said demand is expected to increase 1.5 million barrels per day (mbd) […]

Target 150 Nonsurgical Stem Cell Facelift

Target 150 Nonsurgical Stem Cell Facelift

Target 150 Nonsurgical Stem Cell Facelift The Target 150 stem cell facelift is a complete facial rejuvenation procedure that does not involve surgery. The procedure avoids any incisions and helps in the lifting of the skin itself. The main function is to restore both the youthful contour and shape of the face. Another goal is […]

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has smashed records for its Singles Day, the world’s biggest 24-hour shopping event, despite an ongoing trade war with the US and waning domestic interest in the event. The 2018 edition of the 11/11 Singles Day brought in a record $30.8 billion (213.5 […]

Terry Evans Expanding Tuncurry Stable

Terry Evans Expanding Tuncurry Stable

Terry Evans Expanding Tuncurry Stable Local trainer Terry Evans has been busy of late with an influx of new horses and more are on the way. The stable has purchased 2 tried horses at recent sales and has a good cross section of 2yo’s by sires like Sizzling, Cluster and Al Maher. For next year […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) chip stocks hit by weak forecasts

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) chip stocks hit by weak forecasts

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) chip stocks hit by weak forecasts The Nasdaq Composite index fell about 2.5 percent on Monday, hit by a slump in Apple Inc shares after two suppliers cut their forecasts, sparking a selloff in other iPhone component makers and weighing on technology stocks. Apple shares fell 4.4 percent to $195.40, their lowest […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) generating sharply higher sales and profits

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) generating sharply higher sales and profits

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) generating sharply higher sales and profits Shares of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) popped 22.1% last month, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the microblogging specialist reported better-than-expected third-quarter results. So what Twitter’s revenue surged 29% to $758 million despite a 9 million decline in monthly active users, to 326 million. […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) company’s ad revenue growth is slowing

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) company’s ad revenue growth is slowing

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) company’s ad revenue growth is slowing Not all is well in the Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) kingdom, and that is why GOOG stock has dropped from $1,300 to below $1,050 over the past several months. The company’s ad revenue growth is slowing amid less robust growth rates across the entire digital advertising world […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) racked up Singles’ Day sales records

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) racked up Singles’ Day sales records

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) racked up Singles’ Day sales records Alibaba (BABA) racked up Singles’ Day sales records, but growth slowed. Alibaba Singles’ Day is a big test not only for Alibaba stock but of the Chinese economy. Dow Jones Today The Dow Jones fell 0.6%. The S&P 500 index lost 0.7%. The Nasdaq […]

United States Oil (USO) potential reduction in crude output

United States Oil (USO) potential reduction in crude output

United States Oil (USO) potential reduction in crude output  U.S. oil futures turned lower in Monday dealings, reversing course after discussions among major oil producers over a potential reduction in crude output had pulled prices higher. A lower settlement for the U.S. benchmark would mark its eleventh in a row and longest streak of session […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) next level of technical resistance around $363

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) next level of technical resistance around $363

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) next level of technical resistance around $363 A 12% Rise The $380 strike price calls for expiration on December 21 have seen their open interest levels increase by almost fivefold on November 12, to approximately 10,500 open contracts. A buyer of the calls would need the stock to increase by 12% to […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) decline comes as U.S. shares fell across the board

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) decline comes as U.S. shares fell across the board

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) decline comes as U.S. shares fell across the board The stock fell 2.4 percent on Monday, to $141.55, the lowest close since April 17, 2018, when it closed at $140.96. Facebook fell along with the broader market on Monday, sparked by an Apple supplier cutting its forecast, a rising U.S. dollar and […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) technology sector faced another round of sharp selling

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) technology sector faced another round of sharp selling

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) technology sector faced another round of sharp selling The stock market started off the week where it left off Friday, with sellers dictating the action. In stock news today, the technology sector faced another round of sharp selling, with shares of Apple (AAPL) down 4%. It was a big decliner in the […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) global trade fears combined with a stronger dollar to unsettle investors

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) global trade fears combined with a stronger dollar to unsettle investors

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) global trade fears combined with a stronger dollar to unsettle investors The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank by more than 600 points Monday, dragged down by a tumble in Apple and Amazon shares, mounting geopolitical concerns, and a strengthening dollar. The S&P also stumbled, falling by 2 percent after shares […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) struggling to break the $6,460

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) struggling to break the $6,460

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) struggling to break the $6,460 Recently, we discussed that bitcoin price turned short term bearish below the $6,510 support against the US Dollar. BTC/USD extended its decline below the $6,460 support and traded towards the $6,350 level. Buyers pushed the price above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last downside leg […]

2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale Record support from breeders across Australasia has led to Magic Millions cataloguing a record number of lots in a star studded catalogue for the 2019 Gold Coast Yearling Sale. A mouth watering line up of 1,122 lots have been confirmed by vendors for the first five days of the […]

Italy Moving Closer to EU Exit

Italy Moving Closer to EU Exit

Italy’s populist government was set Tuesday to defy the European Commission, preferring to risk financial sanctions than revise its big-spending budget. The coalition had been given time to change its 2019 plans but insists an anti-austerity approach will help kickstart growth in the eurozone’s third largest economy, and consequently reduce the public debt and deficit. […]

China Backed Trade Coming in 2019

China Backed Trade Coming in 2019

A China-backed bid to complete the world’s largest trade deal — without the United States — was pushed back to next year after Asia-Pacific trade ministers failed to agree key terms at a Singapore summit. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), covering half the world’s population, is billed as an antidote to Donald Trump’s “America […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) further strength to 0.7315

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) further strength to 0.7315

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) further strength to 0.7315 Despite overall positive indications, AUD has not been able to make much headway on the upside. It touched a high of 0.7303 last Thursday (08 Nov) but has since eased off. For now, we continue to see a chance for AUD to test the strong 0.7315 resistance. […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Govt relaxes rules on share buybacks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Govt relaxes rules on share buybacks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Govt relaxes rules on share buybacks Stocks in China and Hong Kong edged higher on Monday after government departments and regulators rolled out a series of measures over the weekend to support the private sector, including steps to make share buybacks easier. The Shanghai Composite index rose 0.7 percent […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales up 1.9%

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales up 1.9%

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales up 1.9%  Retail sales in Singapore rose 1.9% in September on a year-on-year basis after declining for the months of July and August. The increase was helped by increased sales seen in petrol service stations, watches and jewelleries, and medical goods and toiletries. Total receipts reached around S$3.6 billion […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) started the week in positive territory

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) started the week in positive territory

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) started the week in positive territory The Australian share market started the week in positive territory, clawing back from early losses after most sectors entered positive territory and Utilities continued to shine Mining stocks entered positive territory after the iron ore price lifted while Financial stocks remained underwater. Also capping gains […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) moved into a consolidation phase

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) moved into a consolidation phase

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) moved into a consolidation phase Despite the strong surge in GBP early this month, we have held the same view since last Wednesday (07 Nov, spot at 1.3100) wherein “it would be surprising if the rebound in GBP could break 1.3190” (GBP subsequently traded to a high of 1.3176). However, the […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) have hit eight-week lows

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) have hit eight-week lows

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) have hit eight-week lows Gold and silver prices are moderately down and have hit four-week and eight-week lows, respectively, in early-afternoon U.S. trading Monday. The precious metals are pressured by a very strong U.S. dollar on the foreign exchange market. The U.S. dollar index hit a 16-month high today. […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) could weaken further to the next support at 1.1220

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) could weaken further to the next support at 1.1220

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) could weaken further to the next support at 1.1220 There is not much to add to last Friday’s (09 Nov, spot at 1.1365) update. As highlighted, the sharp and rapid drop from last Wednesday (07 Nov) peak of 1.1500 indicates there is scope for EUR to retest the major 1.1300 support. The […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) securities regulator said it will make it easier for companies to buy back shares

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) securities regulator said it will make it easier for companies to buy back shares

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) securities regulator said it will make it easier for companies to buy back shares Stocks in China snapped a five-session losing streak to end higher on Monday, after the securities regulator said it will make it easier for companies to buy back shares. The news lifted smaller-cap stocks, which have […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) have hit four-week low

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) have hit four-week low

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) have hit four-week low Technically, the gold bears have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Gold bulls’ next upside near-term price breakout objective is to produce a close in December futures above solid technical resistance at last week’s high of $1,238.40. Bears’ next near-term downside price breakout objective is pushing prices […]

The SoftBank IPO

The SoftBank IPO

Telecoms giant SoftBank will list shares in its Japanese mobile unit next month in a sale that could raise over $21 billion and be one of the biggest tech IPOs in years. The IPO will help raise funds for the company as it increasingly transforms into an investment firm, ploughing money into a broad range […]

Singapore Business sans Borders

Singapore Business sans Borders

Singapore Business sans Borders The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) are partnering with six private sector partners to create a Proof of Concept (“POC”) hybrid business data and digital solutions hub.  The initiative will leverage on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to facilitate the internationalisation and digitalisation of Small and Medium-sized […]

Singapore to Become a Global Hub of Cryptocurrencies

Singapore to Become a Global Hub of Cryptocurrencies

Singapore to Become a Global Hub of Cryptocurrencies The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) have successfully developed Delivery versus Payment (DvP)1 capabilities for the settlement of tokenised assets across different blockchain platforms2. This will help simplify post-trade processes and further shorten settlement cycles. 2     The DvP prototypes, developed with technology partners […]

Singapore FinTech Festival

Singapore FinTech Festival

The third edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival will kick off tomorrow in Singapore. With over 250 speakers, 450 exhibitors, 16 international pavilions and close to 40,0001 participants expected, this year’s event promises to be the biggest FinTech event in the world to date. 2018 Festival Highlights 2.     Held at the Singapore Expo, the Festival […]

Minorities Destroying Democracy in Australia

Minorities Destroying Democracy in Australia

Minorities Destroying Democracy in Australia The political focus on minority interests in Australia is destroying democracy as politicians scramble to appeal to those groups. The amount of money being wasted on minorities by the government in staggering. The cycle is pathetic, speak out against minorities the media will beat you, become pro-minority and the media […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Australia’s jobs report and wage data stand out

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Australia’s jobs report and wage data stand out

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Australia’s jobs report and wage data stand out The Australian dollar enjoyed a second consecutive week, but the rally met its limits. What’s next? Australia’s jobs report and wage data stand out. Here are the highlights of the week and an updated technical analysis for AUD/USD. The Reserve Bank of Australia […]

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

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

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to start the week lower Australian shares are poised to start the week lower, dragged down by a tech rout on Wall Street. Base metals also retreated and oil extended its rout. ASX futures were 37 points lower. Shares on Wall Street fell to end their week, with the S&P […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Chinese regulator announced that it was setting lending targets for banks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Chinese regulator announced that it was setting lending targets for banks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Chinese regulator announced that it was setting lending targets for banks Chinese equities had set the tone for risk appetite earlier in the day, with the CSI300 down -1.4% and the Hang Seng down -2.4%.  The Chinese regulator announced that it was setting lending targets for banks to private […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Bank of Japan is widely expected to press on with its ultra-loose monetary policy

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Bank of Japan is widely expected to press on with its ultra-loose monetary policy

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Bank of Japan is widely expected to press on with its ultra-loose monetary policy The Dollar/Yen rose last week as buyers returned to the stock market, dampening the attraction of the Japanese Yen as a safe-haven asset. However, the biggest influence on the Forex pair was the diverging monetary policies of […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) UK gross domestic product proved positive

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) UK gross domestic product proved positive

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) UK gross domestic product proved positive The Pound Sterling to US Dollar (GBP/USD) exchange rate failed to hold onto gains made in the wake of the US midterm elections on Friday. Although the headline third quarter UK gross domestic product proved positive this was not enough to shore up Pound Sterling. […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) hinting at further weakness

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) hinting at further weakness

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) hinting at further weakness In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index has added 1,100 points since Oct. 29, rising 5.2%. Some analysts have attributed the Nikkei 225 Index’s recent gains to a weakening yen. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) said that the Index could easily rocket to reach 28,000 points if […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slowdown as tech stocks plunged

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slowdown as tech stocks plunged

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) slowdown as tech stocks plunged It was looking like a week of wound-licking for Asian stocks. Then crude oil entered a bear market and alarm bells rang on China’s slowdown as tech stocks plunged. Just like that, the region’s equity benchmark erased weekly gains and posted its sixth slide in seven […]

Australia is Hiding Hate Crimes and Terrorist Attacks by Africans and Muslims

Australia is Hiding Hate Crimes and Terrorist Attacks by Africans and Muslims

Australia is Hiding Hate Crimes and Terrorist Attacks by Africans and Muslims Another hate driven terrorist attack in Melbourne today, this time by an African Muslim. The exact same group of African Muslims that do not exist according to the Government and Media. The media are already trying to dismiss this as a “Lone Wolf” […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Targt $226

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Targt $226

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Targt $226 Apple’s (AAPL) services business is “taking the growth baton from iPhone,” Morgan Stanley said Thursday. The investment bank raised its price target on Apple stock after studying the growth potential for the company’s broad services business. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty reiterated her overweight rating on Apple stock and upped […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) key interest rate unchanged

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) key interest rate unchanged

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) key interest rate unchanged The Fed surprised no one by leaving its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday. Today’s status-quo Fed meeting should have had few implications for the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500, with no press conference and no new economic projections. But the lack of any […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Target $41

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Target $41

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Target $41 Aegis Capital rated the Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR)’s stock as a Buy in a research note published on Monday, October 29th, 2018 and posted a $41 price target on the common stock of Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR). Other Wall Street experts have also recently posted reports on these shares. Oppenheimer gave the stock an […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) ridiculously huge shopping festival

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) ridiculously huge shopping festival

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) ridiculously huge shopping festival On Sunday (Nov. 11), Alibaba will mark the 10th edition of Singles’ Day, a one-day shopping event so big it eclipses both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and leaves Amazon’s Prime Day trailing in the dust. The story of how the shopping festival, also known as […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) likely to bounce back as long as it is above $6,440

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) likely to bounce back as long as it is above $6,440

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) likely to bounce back as long as it is above $6,440 Yesterday, we saw a nice upward move above the $6,500 resistance in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair traded as high as $6,553 and settled above the 100 hourly simple moving average. Later, the price started a downside […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) revamped its sexual harassment policies in the wake of employee protests

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) revamped its sexual harassment policies in the wake of employee protests

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) revamped its sexual harassment policies in the wake of employee protests Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent a memo to employees Thursday detailing changes to its sexual harassment and misconduct policies in the wake of massive protests last week. More than 20,000 Google employees walked out of their offices Thursday following a bombshell […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Robyn Denholm newly appointed chairwoman

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Robyn Denholm newly appointed chairwoman

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Robyn Denholm newly appointed chairwoman Tesla shares rose after Macquarie estimated the electric automaker may qualify to join the benchmark S&P 500 index as early as the second quarter of 2019. “TSLA checks off all the boxes for inclusion except aggregate GAAP profitability over trailing 12 months; we forecast this box to […]

United States Oil (USO) signs of deteriorating demand and rising output

United States Oil (USO) signs of deteriorating demand and rising output

United States Oil (USO) signs of deteriorating demand and rising output U.S. oil prices dropped for a ninth consecutive session on Thursday, falling into a bear market, on further signs of growing supply even as data showed record Chinese oil imports. Crude prices have plunged over the last five weeks, buffeted by October’s broader market […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) economic outlook “appear roughly balanced”

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) economic outlook “appear roughly balanced”

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) economic outlook “appear roughly balanced”  In a statement that was largely intact from its September meeting, the Fed said, “The Committee expects further gradual increases in the target range for the federal funds rate.” It also said the risks to the economic outlook “appear roughly balanced” and noted that inflation remains near […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) “Buy” Rating

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) “Buy” Rating

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) “Buy” Rating Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by research analysts at Macquarie in a research note issued to investors on Monday, October 29th. They presently have a $190.00 price objective on the social networking company’s stock. Macquarie’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 24.60% from the stock’s […]

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) Invests in Vietnam

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) Invests in Vietnam

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) announced today that it has acquired 36.38% of the shares in Viet Hydro Pte. Ltd. (Viet Hydro), the majority shareholder of Lao Cai Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company (Lao Cai Renewable Energy), from InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd. (InfraCo Asia), a company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group […]

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Come Racing in Queensland with Bryan and Daniel Guy

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Come Racing in Queensland with Bryan and Daniel Guy

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Come Racing in Queensland with Bryan and Daniel Guy With week one down since the record prize money increase in Queensland the benefits of these increases are now clear for all to see. These increases have returns more funds to more participants then ever before and has made […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains continue

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains continue

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) gains continue The uptrend from the lows of last week continues, with the price of the USD/JPY clocking up a higher high in the process on the hourly chart. The next target is now ¥114.50, the highs from early October. Dips towards ¥113.00 may well find buyers. Overall, the bias in prices is: […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) no change in U.S. monetary policy

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) no change in U.S. monetary policy

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) no change in U.S. monetary policy Gold and silver prices are just modestly lower in early-afternoon U.S. trading Thursday. A rebound in the U.S. dollar index today, following selling pressure this week, worked against the precious metals market bulls. The metals markets showed no significant reactions to the just-released […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) interest-rate decision from the US Federal Reserve today

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) interest-rate decision from the US Federal Reserve today

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) interest-rate decision from the US Federal Reserve today Gold drifted lower for the fourth session running on Thursday, touching 1-week lows at $1222 per ounce in London ahead of today’s interest-rate decision from the US Federal Reserve – widely expected to leave policy unchanged. The Dollar itself eased back on the […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) China’s big three telecoms firms rose on new network deals

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) China’s big three telecoms firms rose on new network deals

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) China’s big three telecoms firms rose on new network deals Hong Kong shares edged higher on Thursday following a Wall Street rally driven by relief that U.S. midterm elections produced no major surprises, and as China’s big three telecoms firms rose on new network deals. The Hang Seng index […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) boosted risk appetite

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) boosted risk appetite

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) boosted risk appetite Singapore and Malaysia shares rose Thursday along with most Asian markets as Wall Street gained following conclusion of U.S. midterm elections that erased political uncertainty and boosted risk appetite. The Straits Times Index ended 0.9% higher at 3093.24. Jardine Cycle & Carriage rose 3.7% in Singapore to extend […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors await the RBA for guidance

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors await the RBA for guidance

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors await the RBA for guidance Australian futures are lower as investors await the RBA for guidance on the outlook for rates. ASX futures were down 14 points at 5.40am AEDT. The US Federal Reserve released its latest statement at 6am AEDT. At the end of a two-day gathering, the Fed held interest […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rallies through resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rallies through resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rallies through resistance The EUR/USD pair mounted an impressive bounce above trendline resistance, and while it then retraced to the line, it posted a classic bounce. Dip buyers came in around $1.14, suggesting that we have seen a bullish move develop. Further gains target $1.15 and then $1.1554. Higher lows have been put in […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) data shows surprisingly strong exports

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) data shows surprisingly strong exports

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) data shows surprisingly strong exports China stocks posted modest gains on Thursday morning, rebounding from three days of losses, as new data showed surprisingly strong exports and imports in October. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 16.08 points or 0.61 per cent at 2,657.42. China’s blue-chip […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) positive outlook to come the SoMP

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) positive outlook to come the SoMP

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) positive outlook to come the SoMP The AUD/USD is trading just below the major level at 0.7300, after a sharp run-up from where we’ve been recently. We traded nearly at the 0.7000 level, but since that point, the buyers have come thick and fast. The channel that we have been in […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) finds further strength

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) finds further strength

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) finds further strength Brexit optimism and a weaker dollar continues to support the GBP/USD. An early dip to $1.31 found buyers, and further gains target yesterday’s highs around $1.3175. So far dips have been bought, so a move back below $1.305 is needed to reverse the broadly bullish outlook. Overall, the bias […]

Australia: Media Control Shrinks

Australia: Media Control Shrinks

A landmark merger between Australian broadcaster Nine Entertainment and venerable newspaper group Fairfax won regulatory approval Thursday, clearing the way for the creation of a media giant across television, print, video streaming and digital. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the deal, announced in July, “was not likely to substantially lessen competition in any […]

No Fear of Fed Rate Hike

No Fear of Fed Rate Hike

No US economists believe the Federal Reserve will raise the all-important benchmark interest rate on Thursday but they are watching closely for any signals about how concerned the central bankers are about rising prices. With the economy growing strongly and wages at long last starting to increase after years of robust job creation, central bank […]

Godolphin Set to Continue Win Streak at Flemington

Godolphin Set to Continue Win Streak at Flemington

Another multi-national G1 Godolphin challenge is in the making when Blair House and It’s Somewhat tackle Saturday’s G1 LKS Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington. In an open race, the Godolphin pair have strong prospects of adding another top-level victory to a spring collection that includes some of Australia’s best races. Blair House (William Buick) is yet […]

Lane’s End Farm stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm today announced the 2019 stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast. Champion Older Horse elect Accelerate capped off an incredible 2018 season, which included five Grade 1 wins, with a thrilling victory in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic. Accelerate bested 10 Grade I winners in his Classic victory, earning […]

Pegasus World Cup Saturday, January 26

Pegasus World Cup Saturday, January 26

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Accelerate, runner-up Gunnevera, Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Monomoy Girl and Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible are all strong possibilities to compete in the richest race in North America – the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Saturday, January 26 at Gulfstream Park. Other horses considering the third running […]

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday A dozen horses from Panama arrived at Gulfstream Park Wednesday afternoon to prepare for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday, Dec. 8. The Panamanian horses joined 10 horses from Venezuela who arrived Saturday morning. Horses arriving from Panama included Fray Angelico, a son […]

Big Money for Broodmares at Keeneland

Big Money for Broodmares at Keeneland

Champion and five-time Grade 1 winner Lady Eli and Grade 2 winner My Miss Sophia, both in foal to leading sire War Front, were among eight horses to bring $1 million or more during a robust day of trade to open Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale. Monday’s session featured an exclusive Book 1 with […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) solid technical resistance at $15.00

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) solid technical resistance at $15.00

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) solid technical resistance at $15.00 Gold and silver prices are moderately higher in early U.S. trading Tuesday, boosted by a sharp drop in the U.S. dollar index today. December gold futures were last up $7.10 an ounce at $1,233.40. December Comex silver was last up $0.175 at $14.675 an […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) pushing upwards amid dollar weakness

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) pushing upwards amid dollar weakness

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) pushing upwards amid dollar weakness EUR/USD has been pushing higher, in a continuation of the strength seen throughout November thus far. With the price rising through the 50% retracement, there is a strong chance we will see the pair continue to gain ground over the near term. A break through the $1.1622 mark […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Shares edge higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Shares edge higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Shares edge higher Singapore stocks ended slightly higher on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index rising 4.74 points or 0.2 per cent to 3,065.36. Gainers outnumbered losers 234 to 173, after about 1.57 billion shares worth S$1.17 billion in total changed hands. The most actively traded counters were Rex International, which gained 2.5 […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid technical support at $1,200.00

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid technical support at $1,200.00

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) solid technical support at $1,200.00 Technically, gold bulls and bears are on a level overall near-term technical playing field. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to produce a close in December futures above solid resistance at the October high of $1,246.00. Bears’ next near-term downside price breakout objective is pushing prices […]

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

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

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) continues to regain ground AUD/USD has turned higher once more, despite the initial respect of the 76.4% Fibonacci resistance. The long-term downtrend remains intact unless we see a break through the $0.7315 swing high. However, with the price having broken through both trendline and now Fibonacci resistance, we are increasingly seeing a wider […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) pushes past Fibonacci resistance

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) pushes past Fibonacci resistance

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) pushes past Fibonacci resistance GBP/USD has managed to regain a significant amount of ground, with the combination of a more hawkish Bank of England (BoE) outlook coupled with a post-midterm election decline in the dollar helping push the pair past the 76.4% retracement. That raises the chance of a wider bullish breakout above […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) weak earnings and an uncertain economic outlook outweighing government pledges

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) weak earnings and an uncertain economic outlook outweighing government pledges

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) weak earnings and an uncertain economic outlook outweighing government pledges China stocks ended a volatile session lower, with weak earnings and an uncertain economic outlook outweighing government pledges of support for wavering markets. At the close, the Shanghai Composite Index was 0.7 percent lower at 2,641.34 points. The blue-chip CSI300 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Asian markets mixed

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Asian markets mixed

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Asian markets mixed The East is red again. Chinese stocks have been hammered amid worries about slowing economic growth and an escalating trade dispute with the United States. China’s Shanghai Composite Index and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index are respectively down 20 per cent and 13 per cent this […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market flat and one sector is keeping the bourse’s head above water

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market flat and one sector is keeping the bourse’s head above water

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) share market flat and one sector is keeping the bourse’s head above water Energy and materials stocks are keeping the Australian share market flat at the open, with the financial sector keeping the bourse’s head above water. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 7.1 points to 5882.3 at 1030 AEDT on […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) sharp retreat

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) sharp retreat

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) sharp retreat Intraday bias in USD/JPY is turned neutral with today’s sharp retreat. On the upside, above 113.81 will extend the rebound from 113.37 to 114.54 resistance. We’d be cautious on strong resistance from there to limit upside to bring another fall. On the downside, break of 112.56 minor support will […]

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