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Trade from an informed place. We cover news, political events and market analysis plus product updates.

Week Ahead :FOMC meeting looms as next major catalyst

All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve this week as they meet again to decide on the next set of interest rate hikes. The Fed is expected to raise rates by 25 bps with the accompanying statement providing important insight as to their sentiment going forward. The question to be answered will be whether a recession will be avoided, or inflation is ...

January 30, 2023
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AUD hits $0.71 for first time since August 2022

The Australian dollar has continued its rise against the USD reaching the highest level in almost 3 months. With risk on assets receiving a boost and the USD weakening the Australian dollar has been a big beneficiary. As hopes for a Federal Reserve pivot increase the greenback has seen aa pullback and growth assets have seen an influx of money. Wit...

January 27, 2023
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Mastercard Q4 results announced

Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA) announced the latest financial results for the previous quarter before the market open on Thursday. World’s third largest financial services company beat both revenue and earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Q4 2022. The company reported revenue of $5.817 billion vs. $5.793 billion estimate. EPS at $2.65 per ...

January 27, 2023
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Tesla posts mixed Q4 results

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) reported Q4 2022 financial results after the market close in the US on Wednesday. World’s largest automaker reported revenue that fell short of Wall Street expectations at $24.32 billion (up by 37% vs. Q4 2021) vs. $24.669 billion expected. The company beat earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Q4. EPS at $1.19 pe...

January 26, 2023
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Technology sector facing cuts, but is it a good thing for investors and traders?

The technology sector saw some of its worst losses in 2022 as inflation ramped up and Central Banks were tasked with increasing interest rates to fight the record high inflation. As the cost of borrowing has increased, start-ups and other small cap, growth sectors have suffered immensely. The current Federal Reserve funds rate is 4.25-4.50% which i...

January 25, 2023
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Microsoft results announced – the stock jumps in the after-hours

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) reported the latest financial results on Wall Street after the market close on Tuesday. Let’s take a closer look at the results. The US technology giant reported revenue of $52.747 billion for quarter ending on December 31, 2022 (up by 2% year-over-year), narrowly falling short of $52.987 billion revenue ex...

January 25, 2023
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Is the current Ethereum momentum real?

Ethereum and its big brother Bitcoin, have seen one of their most momentous moves since their peaks in November 2021. Various sector wide catalysts worked to move the price down including the collapse of Celsius and FTX which caused shockwaves to the cryptocurrency community. Inflationary pressures also left growth assets reeling in losses, leaving...

January 24, 2023
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Market continues to consolidate as technology sector begins to rev its engines

The equities market continues to show positive signs as hopes for a pivot from the major central banks continued. The Nasdaq closed the week 0.72% higher and had a powerful Friday session in which jumped 2.66% higher. The S&P 500 dropped 0.66% lower and the Dow Jones fell by 2.70% for the week as the market shifted back into higher growth asset...

January 23, 2023
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How to optimise your dividends and maximise your returns?

What is a dividend?   A dividend is a payment made by a company to its shareholders to give back some of its profits or return. Dividends are most often paid to shareholders, annually, semi-annual, or quarterly. Non annual dividends that are paid periodically are known as interim dividends.  Companies can also pay dividends at their dis...

January 20, 2023
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Natural Gas price continues to tumble, but the bottom may be near

The price of Natural Gas has continued its drive back down after peaking in the middle of last year. The price has had an aggressive sell off after an equally aggressive run during the initial stages of the Russian and Ukraine conflict. This was due to Russian gas exports being banned and elevated inflation levels. However, as the conflict has subs...

January 19, 2023
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Yen well placed ahead of Bank of Japan meeting

The Bank of Japan is set to release its rate decision and policy statement later today in what could shape as an important catalyst for the JPY. The JPY will likely see some increased volatility in the lead up to and as the BOJ announces its rate decision. There is no clear consensus on what the BOJ will do but it ranges from the Bank holding th...

January 18, 2023
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Is the ASX heading toward all-time highs?

The outlook for the Australian equities market is one of the best globally and is set up to cope with a potential recession. The Australian market showed itself to be robust in much of the volatility and downturn of last year being one of the more solid economies. This relative strength has carried so far into 2023 and has largely been due to th...

January 17, 2023
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Equities remain strong after modest CPI figures

Equities remain strong after modest CPI figures   The global equities market remains solid after modest CPI and inflation figures were recorded for the most recent month in the USA. The Dow Jones closed the week 2.00% higher, the S&P500 2.67% and the Nasdaq 4.55% as risk sentiment improved. The country recorded negative m/m growth o...

January 16, 2023
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The US equities market at a tipping point after CPI data

The US markets are at a tipping point after CPI figures point to slowing growth and a potential pivot from the Federal reserve. The US released its updated CPI figures overnight as the data pointed to lower inflation and slowing growth. The Federal reserve may be buoyed by this data as it highlights that its interest rate hikes have been working to...

January 13, 2023
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TSMC posts strong Q4 results – the stock is rising

TSMC posts strong Q4 results – the stock is rising Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (NYSE: TSM) reported Q4 financial results before the market open in the US on Thursday. The Taiwanese company reported revenue of $20.554 billion for Q4, falling slightly short of Wall Street estimate of $20.574 billion. TSMC reported ea...

January 13, 2023
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