News & Analysis

Stay on top of the news that directly impacts the Forex, Index and Commodity markets.

News & Analysis

Stay on top of the news that directly impacts the Forex, Index and Commodity markets.

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 goin...

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 p...

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....

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....

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, ...

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 ...

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...

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% lo...

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 a...

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 ...

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 dec...

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 so...

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&P5...

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 r...

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 bi...

January 13, 2023
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