Opinions, Page 15

  • Main themes to watch in ‘The Four Majors’

    Main Themes to Watch in ‘The Four Majors’ Until Year End

    The first half of 2016 has been an interesting and volatile year in the global currency market. Probably the most talked about event has been the UK’s EU referendum, where the British public surprisingly voted to leave the European Union. This resulted in extreme volatility in the British pound and

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  • Barry Norman’s Short Term Predictions For Gold, Silver, Sterling and Treasuries

    Asian equities trade with losses of up to 1%. A dismal Wall Street end of session and upcoming US payrolls report keep investors away from riskier equities. Oil stabilizes following yesterday’s tumble, the dollar is marginally weaker, while the US T-Note future is slightly high, but off session highs.The US

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  • Brexit’s uncertainties to persist

    Brexit’s uncertainties to persist

    Brexit’s uncertainties to persist. The surprises did not end on Friday with the weekend full of resignations and striking declarations from European Leaders. Merkel and Holland must now make an example of the UK and are prompting them to leave as soon as possible to limit contagion and to make

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  • Could Brexit Bring on Positive Effect to UK?

    Could Brexit Bring on Positive Effect to UK?

    Positive Impact on inbound Tourism to BritainTourists vote with their feet for Brexit – As Brexit result released, the British Pound devalued significantly and that will create tourism growth in the UK. Chinese flock to tourist sites that offer holidays in the UK and the Kingdom ,one of the most

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  • Silver Hits 21 Month high

    Silver Is Often Overlooked Lost Between Precious Metals & Base Metals

    When you mention precious metals, the mind automatically focuses on gold just like when you think about precious gems you think of diamonds. After gold we might think about platinum which has always been the higher standard than gold even though in today’s market gold costs more than platinum. The

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  • bitcoin

    Can You Buy Bitcoin To Survive The Brexit Market Volatility

    Markets are at their highest level of volatility after a surprise result from the UK referendum showed that Britain’s favored leaving the Eurozone.  The vote sparked a roller-coaster ride for most global assets with the pound falling to the lowest level in 45 years. Gold at one point had soared

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  • Brexit to set the pace

    Brexit to set the pace

    Brexit to set the pace. This is it, we are finally heading into “Brexit” week. The wait has been seemingly endless for investors and analysts alike. While swings in UK polls translating into highly volatile financial markets. The uncertainty will continue to increase until Friday early in the morning as

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  • Brexit referendum - Leave Or Stay?

    Brexit – Things You Need To Know

    On Thursday June 23, British voters will choose whether they prefer the United Kingdom to leave or remain in the European Union.It’s an extraordinary and historic decision due to the significant long term implications for the U.K, Europe and even the world.Why is the Brexit referendum special?The British government is

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  • The day after Brexit

    The Day Of & The Day After The Brexit Vote

    Many people think that the day after the UK referendum that Britain and the Eurozone will see radical changes with borders closing and business drawing to a halt, but that is a big fallacy. Regardless of the outcome, June 24th will be a day like any other day except the

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  • Treasury yields suffer

    Treasury yields suffer

    Treasury yields suffer. The contraction in volatility highlights the markets expectation of a critical week. The Fed and BoJ will be announcing monetary policy decisions and China will release key activity data. Rising event risks have pushed developed markets interest rate yields to new lows. The weak labor report in

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  • When George Soros Speaks Should You Listen?

    When George Soros speaks should you listen? George Soros is a self-made billionaire known for his investment savvy and his vast body of philanthropic work. Soros operates Quantum Fund which is one of the largest private funds in the world. The fund, with Soros at the helm, found massive success

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  • Global growth subdued

    Global growth subdued

    Global growth subdued. Last week, Canada, Q1 GDP has printed above 2% thanks to the rebound in oil prices. The loonie is back below 1.30 and should further strengthen on a better oil outlook which is way more positive than a few months ago. In Switzerland, the economy is decelerating,

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  • The Thought Of A Donald Trump Presidency Scares The Hell Out Of Me

    Two hundred years ago when the constitution was drafted our great leaders never forethought of a nominee as someone who sought the office of President. Our founders looked hard for a man of character and principles to lead our nation. No doubt they’d be horrified by the modern presidential campaign.

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  • All eyes on Yellen

    All eyes on Yellen. Following last week’s FOMC minutes, which indicated that the June meeting was “live”, financial markets continue to price in the probability of a 25bp rate hike. Pricing has so far been orderly with steady gains in USD and US rates, while risky assets are generally holding

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  • Bank of Japan will remain under pressure to expand Monetary Stimulus

    Abenomics – A Failure Of Economics, Politics & Government

    The rein of Prime Minister Abe could abruptly come to an end as he decides on the 2nd installment of the sales tax increase. The yen remains much stronger than the government and the central bank would like. At the recent G7 meeting the US firmly warned Japan about intentionally

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  • June-Hike Again On the Table

    June-Hike Again On the Table

    Ever since the US Federal Reserve announced once in a decade interest-rate hike in December, market players kept looking for hints relating to some more lift-offs as FOUR such announcements were initially expected to happen during 2016. However, financial market turbulence in January, followed by weaker than expected US details

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  • June Fed rate hike back on the table

    June Fed rate hike back on the table

    June Fed rate hike back on the table. The outlook for a June Fed rate hike came surging back as FOMC minutes and hawkish Fed comments suggested that the market was underrating the strength of the US economy. The market displayed all the classic patterns of a pre-hike “taper tantrum”

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  • Can You Trade Diamonds Online?

    Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend is probably one of the most well-known movie quotes but it doesn’t hold true in the world of investing. Diamonds shine and glitter and they go up in value if you are a dealer but when it comes to buying diamonds for an investment

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  • Should One Put a Premium on China?

    Should One Put a Premium on China?

    It’s not a secret that China is considered to be the engine of global economic growth. All countries of the world take into account the PRC trends when it comes to accepting decisions. As an example, during one of the last meetings Federal Reserve System called Chinese problems and instability

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  • EM steals the spotlight

    EM steals the spotlight

    EM steals the spotlight. Last week events in emerging markets stole the spotlight from heavy hitters such as the BoE and Fed. With China activity data release over the weekend it seems as if volatility driven by EM will continue. The Bank of Thailand (BoT) held rates steady opting wait-and-see

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