Sep 19, 2017 8:00 am
First of all, my thoughts go out to all those who were directly or indirectly affected by this year’s hurricanes which swept across Texas, Florida and the Caribbean islands. My family in South Florida made it through okay although many in the...
Jul 18, 2017 8:00 am
Persistently buoyant equity markets have confounded some investors who expected the political turmoil in Washington, falling oil prices, and increasingly hawkish central banks around the world to take a greater toll on securities prices. What may...
Apr 21, 2017 8:00 am
President Donald Trump’s pledge to make America great again has helped drive US stock prices to new all-time highs in recent weeks. The newly-elected President’s outspoken demeanour combined with soaring business confidence have stoked hopes for...
Mar 21, 2017 8:00 am
The bad news is that last week America’s Federal Reserve once again hiked its benchmark interest rate, making financing costs for many individuals and corporations more expensive. The good news is that the rate hike — which came earlier than many...
Jan 17, 2017 8:00 am
The new year has begun with somewhat of an extension of the now legendary ‘Trump rally’ which ensued immediately after the US election in early November. Global equities have generally been well bid as the so-called ‘reflation’ trade marches on.
Dec 20, 2016 8:00 am
Opinions about the direction of economy after Donald Trump takes residence in the White House next month have lately been almost as divided as the contentious election itself. On the one hand, an increasing number of market pundits are predicting...
Nov 15, 2016 8:00 am
With the US election in the rear view mirror, investors are looking ahead to the December Fed meeting where futures markets suggest another rate hike. The likelihood of a rate increase on top of the Republican party sweep has recently tumbled the...
Oct 18, 2016 8:00 am
Debates, commentary and tweets from this season’s unlikely pair of US presidential candidates have been causing big swings in the US markets. Meanwhile, the wild ride in Deutsche Bank shares has been swaying markets on the other side of the...
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