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Is the economy stumbling, or is this business as usual?

The US economy has failed to improve over recent months, and at the same time the Australian economy is slowing due to weakness in Asia. This begs the question of whether or not a Recession is just around the corner? Investors certainly are starting to panic. US Federal Reserve chairwomen Janet Yellen released the Federal… Read More

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China growth stalls, sending warning signals to Australian investors

The world was notified by China on Thursday that they are expecting their GDP growth rate for 2015 to slow to 7.0% from 7.4%. Almost 40 years of exceptionally strong economic growth appears to be re-aligning itself with global growth activity. But the impact on Australia could be much deeper. China is Australia’s largest trade… Read More

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How the weather impacts your stock market investments. Will the ASX grind to a halt due to TC Marcia?

As the severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit the shores near Yeppoon in North Queensland last week, the phenomenal stock market rally that has provided a +8% gain year to date, slowed in momentum. History has proven that natural disasters can have a direct impact on economic prosperity. Midday on Friday 20th Feb, the ASX200 index… Read More

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If you don’t own US stocks, then you will miss the key growth market for 2015.

My mentor used to describe the retail stock market (that is Mum and Dad investors), as walking down to the ocean with a bucket and attempting to take as much water as you can. It doesn’t matter how many times you empty the bucket and refill it, the ocean isn’t going to be affected by… Read More

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Inflation – the double edged sword. Is a Recession just around the corner?

As a consumer driven society, we just want to earn more money so that we can buy more products and live a more lavish lifestyle. To earn more money, we need to charge more for our goods and services. By doing so, the price of goods and services rises, and it then costs us more…. Read More

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Will the US Stock economy stagnate in 2015?

The fact is; that global economies are geared towards continual growth, with more ‘up’ years than down, as the world expands in population and technological advances. Answering questions such as why the economy will continue growing, or why the stock market will rise further.  But 2014 has been a warning signal, not only for the… Read More

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Shop till you drop, and save the economy this Christmas

Christmas is the busiest time of year for Retailers. While it is not the only period where large volumes of sales are made (think end of Financial Year discounts), it is the core driver of business that has an overwhelming influence on sentiment towards stock market investment. A strong Christmas shopping period will typically influence… Read More

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Don’t panic! The stock market hasn’t crashed yet … But will it?

Australia, economically, is sitting in a pretty good space. Average weekly wages are slowly increasing; Unemployment is serviceable at 6.4%; Annual GDP growth rate might be mild at 3.5% but better than most developed nations; Inflation is within target at 3.0%; and Consumer Spending continues to improve following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). On… Read More

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Chinese Economic Growth remains slow, but beats expectations

China has slowed, but the world is not coming to an end. GDP (Growth Domestic Product) figures released on Monday point to continued stabilization of Chinese economic growth. There are fears that the world’s second largest economy was poised to decline even further from it’s 3-year GDP peak at 11.9%, but throughout 2013, annualized GDP… Read More

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Does size really matter? – Iron Ore

Well I guess it depends on who you ask and what you are talking about, but when it comes to Iron Ore, it would seem so! Reports and Research Over the past week, being on the “flying library”, I have had a chance to catch up on a few things, one of which is some… Read More

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