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30 09, 2016

International News (Issue 419) – 30 September 2016

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International News (Issue 419) - 30 September 2016   The first US presidential debate this week was a big deal for many reasons. Firstly, it reminded me how truly scary the world would become if Donald took up office in the White House. I mean, it’s been some time since I have actively yelled at a [...]

23 09, 2016

International News (Issue 418) – 23 September 2016

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  International News (Issue 418) - 23 September 2016 Ok, so before I talk about the two central bank meetings this week, let me quickly point out that the 4-largest ‘new-economy’ equities in the US market – Alphabet (formerly, Google), Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are all trading at or about all-time highs (even MSFT is [...]

16 09, 2016

International News (Issue 417) – 16 September 2016

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International News – 16 September 2016 Not a lot to add this week from foreign shores. China saw a little bit of selling as the local press reported remarks from the Peoples Bank of China about the need for tackling China’s ‘housing bubble’. Feels like de ja vu all over again hey? In the US, [...]

9 09, 2016

International News (Issue 416) – 9 September 2016

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International News  – 9 September 2016 US employment figures on Friday were a focus and came in with the supposedly ‘perfect’ mix of not too strong and not too weak – not too strong to force the Federal Reserve into a September interest-rate hike, nor too weak to concern us about the economy. Of more [...]

2 09, 2016

International News (Issue 415) – 2 September 2016

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International News – 2 September 2016 In global markets this week, we once again are stuck in a holding pattern.   In fact, you would be amazed to know that the S&P500 has been stuck in a 2% trading range for over 6 weeks now.   Friday’s Jackson Hole speech from Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen [...]