Trading & Technical Analysis

Is it Time for Ardent Fixed Income Investors to Look for Dividend Paying Stocks?

As October dawned here in Australia, the once unthinkable came to pass – the RBA cut its cash rate to 0.75%, the first time in our history the rate fell below 1%. The cash market is the market for unsecured, overnight loans between financial institutions. Fixed Income investors who follow economic developments were not surprised,…

Investor Signposts: Interest Rate Decision Grabs Centre-Stage

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning September 30 2019 CommSec Senior Economist Ryan Felsman previews the economic & financial market events scheduled for the week ahead including the Reserve Bank interest rate decision, CoreLogic Home Value index & US Non-farm payrolls. Australia: Interest rate decision grabs centre-stage • ‘Top shelf’ economic data returns to the economic release…

Cutting through the noise

Slowing activity and trade wars have fuelled de-risking; but as investors grapple with the uncertainty, Amit Goel, outlines his views on the conflict, the wider ramifications and his rationale for investing in markets which are facing severe scrutiny. How important are the trade wars for investors? Given that 50% of global manufacturing and 25% of…

How Trade Wars Are Rocking The World Economy

Following the latest escalation of tensions, we are downgrading our forecasts for growth. The trade wars are taking a toll on the outlook for the world economy. We now expect global growth of 2.6% this year and 2.4% next (previous forecasts were 2.8% and 2.6% respectively). If the forecast is realised, global growth in 2020…

New Bricks in the Wall of Worry

In the finance world, a wall of worry is an increasing amount of negative information about a security or about the market. That is how the website investinganswers.com defines the expression “wall of worry” frequently cited expression in times of uncertainty. It seems an almost daily occurrence that investors are treated to another “brick” added…

Investor Signposts: Week Beginning September 23 2019

Investor Signposts 23 September 19: Reserve Bank Governor speech in focus CommSec Senior Economist Ryan Felsman previews the economic & financial market events scheduled for the week ahead including the Reserve Bank Governor’s speech, Job vacancies & China Industrial profits. Australia: Reserve Bank Governor speech in focus • A relatively quiet week is in prospect….

Gold Mining Stocks Are Overbought

The gold miners’ stocks have grown very overbought after soaring dramatically higher in recent months. Blasting really far really fast has left this sector really stretched technically and sentimentally. Excessive gains and greed always soon lead to major corrective selloffs, which are necessary to restore balance. All bull markets, even the most powerful, flow and…

Investor Signposts 8 July 19: Post-Election Results

CommSec Chief Economist Craig James previews the economic & financial market events scheduled for the week ahead including the NAB business survey, consumer confidence & China inflation. Australia: Post-election results • In the coming week there will be more insights into the post-election economic environment in terms of business conditions and consumer sentiment. • The…

Another US Financial Crisis All But Inevitable

By Ron Hera, Hera Research, LLC Hera Research (HR): Why do you remain a critic of the The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) when the $700 billion has been paid back? Neil Barofsky: To talk about the TARP only in terms of saving banks is revisionist history. When the financial crisis hit in 2008, then…

Indicator Overload – How Many Are Too Many?

By Vito Henjoto, Technical Analyst, GFT When it comes to technical analysis, the range of indicators available means there’s bound to be one to suit every trader. While this is true, most traders unfortunately take this to mean that more is better, which is not often the case. Technical traders are generally divided into two…