World markets ring in 2018 on mixed note

Global stock markets greeted 2018 on Tuesday in mixed fashion, despite a raft of bright manufacturing surveys, with many investors away for extended holidays. Asian stocks mostly kicked off the year with gains, fuelled by strong data, improving corporate profits and hopes that US President Donald Trump’s tax cuts will fire US and world growth. Sentiment… Please follow and like us:

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Understanding Economic Cycle

Understanding economic cycle and how they impact financial markets is a crucial skillset in managing an investment portfolio. But what does this really mean, and how can we implement it? The below article is designed to run you through how an economic cycle works, and applies our analysis and recommendations from our observations. More can be… Please follow and like us:

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Is It Finally Time to Look Beyond US Large Caps?

The last eight years have been a great run for investors, with valuations climbing higher and the major indexes tripping over themselves to set new records. As of this month, the second longest bull market in history is only 10 months shy of the all-time record, which is starting to make some investors nervous. Over the… Please follow and like us:

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UK economy stuck in low gear, worries grow as BoE prepares to hike rates

LONDON – Britain’s economy remained stuck in low gear in the third quarter but price pressures grew further, according to a business survey that probably keeps the Bank of England on track to raise interest rates. The IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) also showed businesses were increasingly worried about the outlook as Britain heads towards… Please follow and like us:

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(European Open) – IBEX declining after Catalan vote; European equities mostly gaining, boosted by weaker euro

(European Open) – IBEX declining after Catalan vote; European equities mostly gaining, boosted by weaker euro IBEX declining The Nikkei 225 advanced by 0.2%, whereas the broader Japanese index, the Topix, lost 0.1% on a day when Asian markets, including China, Hong Kong and South Korea were closed for public holidays. Third quarter data released today… Please follow and like us:

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China’s Rapid Digitalization

I’m pleased to share with you that our China Region Fund (USCOX) beat its benchmark, the Hang Seng Composite Index (HSCI), by an impressive margin for the one-year, three-year and five-year periods, as of August 1. The fund has closely tracked the HSCI, but since late February of this year, it’s pulled sharply ahead. Get The… Please follow and like us:

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China’s service activity moderates amid slowing economy

BEIJING — Growth in Chinese service sector business activity continued to soften in April as a private survey showed Thursday that an index for the sector fell to the lowest in 11 months. The Caixin General Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which tracks over 400 service sector companies in China, slipped to 51.5 in April from… Please follow and like us:

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PMI growth slows; signs promising

Data show manufacturing sector keeps momentum, sub indexes remain strong China’s manufacturing growth slowed in April as the government tightened supervision of financial risks, but still maintains momentum, according to analysts. The Purchasing Managers’ Index, which reflects the manufacturing sector’s performance, registered 51.2 in April, slightly lower than 51.8 a month earlier, according to data from… Please follow and like us:

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TODAY’S FOREX BUZWORD MAJOR CURRENCY PAIR 4.4.17

TODAY’S FOREX BUZWORD MAJOR CURRENCY PAIR 4.4.17 A DAILY SOCIAL TRADING EVENT BUZ INVESTORS MAJOR CURRENCY PAIR 4.4.17 This morning, the greenback is trading higher against most of the major currencies, ahead of US trade balance, factory orders and final durable goods orders data, all slated to release in a few hours. The EUR is trading… Please follow and like us:

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Economic Growth – Good To Gooder To Goodest?

Last summer something started out rather small, that has been slowly gaining momentum ever since – the return of economic growth. If you can ignore the media, day-to-day focused news reporting, and look into the less exciting economic data in the background, we are seeing broad based improving momentum. This has only briefly occurred during the… Please follow and like us:

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The Bull Market Just Turned Eight; Apple has surged more than 1,080 percent

Eight years ago this week, President Barack Obama gave investors a surprisingly hot trading tip. In office less than two months, he commented that we were at “the point where buying stocks is a potentially good deal if you’ve got a long-term perspective.” Obama couldn’t have known then how accurate his call was. The market found… Please follow and like us:

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