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You May Be Glad To Miss Out On This 'Opportunity'
Added On - 5/24/2018 12:17:55 PM
The truth is that things are tough for young Australians financially today. According to Mortgage Choice, 4.9% of all first home buyers use a guarantor to buy property.
New Target for A Top On The Dow
Added On - 5/23/2018 11:41:07 AM
As I see it, there should be one more rally, likely shorter, that could take us to somewhere around 27,000 or 28,000 on the Dow by late July.
Your $2 Million Choice Picks
Added On - 5/23/2018 11:39:02 AM
If you won the $2 million choice today, which would you choose? Would you choose property or gold?
A Bridge From China To No Man's Land
Added On - 5/22/2018 11:02:24 AM
China is also planning Chang'e-4, a lunar expedition mission for later this year. The objective of the mission is to be the first spacecraft to land of the far side of the moon.
One Principle That Could Change Your Life
Added On - 5/22/2018 11:00:46 AM
What if one idea could improve every area of your life?
Why You Should Stop Worrying About A Collapse
Added On - 5/21/2018 11:44:39 AM
Why do we continue to listen to so-called 'economic experts' telling us a collapse is imminent? The world is not going to collapse any time soon.
How China's Population Will Influence The World
Added On - 5/21/2018 11:35:34 AM
China has a huge population, yet it also has a growing middle class. Incomes in China are rising quickly. And, this newly affluent middle class is travelling and spending big.
Is Now The Time To Buy Gold Miners?
Added On - 5/18/2018 12:30:27 PM
History has a way of delivering big gains for gold. The yellow metal doubled in price between 2009 and 2012. And as we know, history tends to rhyme.
Employment Data Is Not Showing The Whole Picture
Added On - 5/18/2018 12:28:36 PM
Statistics don't pick up on people taking lower skilled or part time jobs on a temporary basis.
When Dividends Make All The Difference
Added On - 5/18/2018 12:27:31 PM
That's where income investing comes into play. Shareholders continue to reap the benefit of the dividends these companies pay, even if their share price is struggling for growth.
Would You Choose Property Or Gold?
Added On - 5/18/2018 12:26:21 PM
In April 2017, the RSL raffle offered something called the '$2 million choice'. You could choose between two options.
The Evolving Attitude Towards Cryptos
Added On - 5/16/2018 10:41:47 AM
Prominent investors keep on publicly dissing bitcoin. Yet we see signs everywhere that cryptos and blockchain are infiltrating the financial industry.
People Are Retiring Earlier Than They Plan
Added On - 5/16/2018 10:37:46 AM
People tend to underestimate how long they'll live and how big a nest egg they'll need. We already have a retirement crisis with baby boomers overwhelming the system.
China To Become The Next AI Giant
Added On - 5/15/2018 11:10:42 AM
China's AI start-ups accounted for 48% of global AI funding last year, passing the US for the first time (38%). In fact, China announced last summer that it wants to become a global leader.
Australia Finally Enters the Space Race
Added On - 5/15/2018 11:08:09 AM
Space stations and drones galore! With the release of the Federal Budget this week, it looks as if Australia is finally waking up to the wondrously innovative, and immensely profitable, world of technology.
Expect Higher Oil Prices
Added On - 5/15/2018 11:04:47 AM
There are increasing regional tensions in the Middle East, and trouble in oil producing Venezuela. There is also a supply shortage after Russia and the OPEC agreed to cut production.
The Race To Become Everything To Everyone
Added On - 5/11/2018 12:01:30 PM
Until recently, there seemed to be two internet worlds: China and the rest of the world. Western technology companies have tanked trying to enter to China. Just ask Uber, eBay and Google.
Should You Ignore The Federal Budget?
Added On - 5/11/2018 12:00:11 PM
If you're caught up wondering/hoping how much you're going to get from the budget, you're on the path to putting security over freedom.
Have Low Interest Rates Created Growth?
Added On - 5/10/2018 6:59:19 PM
While the global economy is strengthening, the recovery has been slow since the 2008 crisis. Salary growth has been sluggish, even with low unemployment. And low interest rates could be part of the reason for..
Is Australian Retail Doomed?
Added On - 5/7/2018 10:19:18 AM
Overall, the retail landscape has never looked bleaker. If Aussie retailers want to compete, they'll need to advance the digital consumer experience and spend more time improving their technology.
A Different Way To Play This Market
Added On - 5/4/2018 10:19:45 AM
Whatever the findings of the Royal Commission - and any disruption that follows - investors will still need to work out where to park their money.
Why Governments Could Start Embracing Cryptos
Added On - 5/4/2018 10:18:14 AM
We are already seeing many governments planning for state backed digital currencies. Central banks are looking at this space and trying to figure out how to make use of the technology.
Are Cryptos Fiction, Or The Future?
Added On - 5/3/2018 2:12:31 PM
After hitting lows at the beginning of April, Bitcoin seems to be slowly stabilizing at about US$9,000. Things have been much quieter this year in regards to cryptos. But, I don't think this means cryptos are dead.
Are You Too Late To Invest In Crypto?
Added On - 5/3/2018 2:07:03 PM
Cryptocurrencies exploded in 2017. Just looking at bitcoin, the price hit short of US$20,000 in December 2017. Yet cryptos haven't done that well in 2018. Is the crypto revolution over?
High Hopes For Legal Marijuana In Australia
Added On - 5/1/2018 9:58:46 AM
The use of medicinal marijuana has been legal in all Australian states under varying guidelines since 2016.
A Big Threat to Pensions, It's Not What You Think
Added On - 5/1/2018 9:45:42 AM
The pension plan is a time-bomb waiting to happen. Population is ageing and we are living longer. But, that's not the only threat to pension funds. Another major threat is low growth.
How To Control Your Privacy
Added On - 5/1/2018 9:43:24 AM
Facebook is 'free'. Yet it compiles massive amounts of data from its users, which it then uses to sell advertising. That is, it allows advertisers access to their gigantic set of data for a fee. This is the deal you as a user make when you sign up to the social platform. So what's the solution?
Keep An Eye On Interest Rates
Added On - 4/26/2018 10:03:37 AM
Years of low interest rates and cheap money have pushed up asset prices and have increased debt around the world. As you can see, global debt has grown from US$87 trillion in 2000 to US$199 trillion in 2014. Corporate and government debt have almost doubled in that period.
Want To Know Bitcoin's Real Value?
Added On - 4/26/2018 10:01:40 AM
So, what's bitcoin's real value? The truth is, no one can agree. But that's what two economists recently tried to determine during a night out, that is, they tried to figure out bitcoin's value.
A First In The History Of Capitalism
Added On - 4/24/2018 10:42:26 AM
For the first time in the history of capitalism, we are seeing a generation that will be worse off than their parents.
Smashing The Paradox
Added On - 4/23/2018 10:06:56 AM
As the crypto revolution takes off, we will be able to leave a broken financial system behind. The slow, inefficient and expensive system that caused the GFC and the dotcom bubble. And by staying in the right cryptos, there is a way to profit from the revolution.
No Bang For Our Borrowed Buck
Added On - 4/23/2018 10:04:18 AM
Even with all of this innovation, our economic growth is slowing. The reason for this, Vern argues, is that we have failed to be adaptive in our economic model. And now we are drowning in debt and are struggling to keep our economy stable. Although we are accustomed to our GDP always rising, and our living conditions becoming ever-better, it's an expectation that we need to rethink.
Cobalt Demand Results In Clancy Surge
Added On - 4/20/2018 10:06:37 AM
Shares of Clancy Exploration Limited have grown by a massive 50% today. An increase in cobalt demand has triggered a surge of prices for the mineral across the span of two years.
Nine Share Price Shows Sign Of Bouncing Back
Added On - 4/20/2018 10:04:50 AM
Despite losing the cricket to rival broadcasters, Nine still has a positive outlook towards future ventures. Cricket CEO James Sutherland thanks Nine for their 40 years of international cricket broadcasts around the world. He believes Nine has vastly helped promote the sport in the long run.
70,000% By Investing In 'Green Beans'?
Added On - 4/19/2018 9:49:31 AM
Why are cryptos so interesting for the area? Apart from the attractiveness of recent gains, inflation and hyperinflation are both quite common in the area.
The Switch To A Buyer's Market
Added On - 4/18/2018 10:40:52 AM
The housing market is very different from a few months ago. Back then, buyers were getting into frenzied auctions, spending more than what they had budgeted for and properties were going above the reserve.
Private Currencies Vs Public Money
Added On - 4/17/2018 9:47:35 AM
Blockchain is definitely allowing people to think about the future of money and how we use that money.
The Great Australian Crackdown
Added On - 4/16/2018 10:45:04 AM
The investigation into the tax office, which was conducted in partnership with Fairfax and former employees of the ATO, depicted stories of small business owners and individuals who were alleged to have been 'aggressively pursued' for debt that they didn't owe.
A Tsunami In Infrastructure Spending
Added On - 4/16/2018 10:44:10 AM
The truth is that infrastructure spending is booming in Australia. The boost in infrastructure spending could be supporting Australia's economy for the next few years as other sectors in the economy slow.
Bitcoin Price Bounces Back, But Why?
Added On - 4/16/2018 10:41:12 AM
Overnight, something happened. Bitcoin's price was trading at around US$6,900 and treading water. Then, in the span of 25 minutes, it shot up 16% to US$8,000. Though the question on everyone's lips is, why?
Wesfarmers: The Sound Of Churning Capital
Added On - 4/13/2018 10:24:22 AM
By separating Coles, it should allow Wesfarmers to better use its capital elsewhere. The other issue though, is what Wesfarmers will do with all that extra capital.
Magnified Expectations & Bloating Debt
Added On - 4/12/2018 10:49:40 AM
Meanwhile, wage growth has been plummeting. It is now just above 2%. So it's not surprising that in recent years households have been getting into larger mortgages to get into the frenzy...and consequently, higher debt. And we are starting to see an increase in mortgage stress.
This Trade War May Have Little To Do With Trade
Added On - 4/12/2018 10:46:50 AM
A trade surplus is way down on the list. Far more important is the control of revolutionary technologies.
Overnight: How To Win Friends And Influence People
Added On - 4/11/2018 10:35:57 AM
Xi Jinping is no Donald Trump, at least not publically. Dow up 428.
Going Back To The Good Ol' Days..
Added On - 4/11/2018 10:29:36 AM
Atlanta City fell victim to a ransomware cyberattack. Ransomware is when hackers block access to your computer and encrypt your files until you pay up. Many of the workers had to go back to using old school tools for days to do their jobs. That is, back to pen and paper.
Why The Share Market Goes Up Or Down
Added On - 4/10/2018 10:24:42 AM
The reason why the stock market goes up or down in the long term has very little to do with 'trade wars' or 'tech stocks' or 'higher earnings' or 'terror attacks' or 'interest rates'. These are the symptoms NOT the cause. Markets are driven by social mood...our collective state of mind.
Just A Piece Of Paper
Added On - 4/10/2018 10:22:38 AM
The truth is that we place more value on those pieces of paper than when we see them as a number on the screen. The great thing about cash is also that it gives you some financial freedom. Holding cash gives you control over how and when you spend it but pushing to digital transfers some of that control to the authorities.
Sorry, We Don't Take Cash
Added On - 4/9/2018 10:56:47 AM
Going cashless is great for central banks. It makes monetary policy much easier. Without a cash option, the longer you keep money in the bank the more it costs you.
Free Bitcoin?
Added On - 4/6/2018 10:59:03 AM
Well, not exactly free. It does require you to do some work. As Bauch told Gizmodo, he bought several cryptos and put them in individual wallets.
Choose Your Next Move Carefully
Added On - 4/5/2018 10:34:51 AM
Last month, the US imposed tariffs on steel (25%) and aluminium (10%). They temporarily suspended tariffs for the European Union, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. But not for China.
A Gold Bull Market Lurks In The Shadows
Added On - 4/5/2018 10:32:39 AM
Gold will surge to the highest level in five years if a global trade war breaks out, according to Rick Rule, chief executive officer of Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc. Rick Rule is a smart businessman and successful investor. He's been around for decades in the resources sector. When he talks, you listen carefully.
Sun, Nature, Resurrection & The X-Axis
Added On - 4/4/2018 10:23:11 AM
Good Friday and Easter Sunday are holy days in the Christian faith. They mark the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. And whilst that is so, the moveable dates also point to a hidden meaning.
What's A Secular Market?
Added On - 4/3/2018 11:49:48 AM
Within the debt supercycle, there are long-term market cycles. These are called 'secular markets'. If you haven't heard this term before, you're not alone. However, you need to know how secular markets can create or destroy wealth.
Is Craft Beer a Recession Proof Industry?
Added On - 4/3/2018 11:47:39 AM
Venezuela is going through a major economic crisis. While the country is oil rich, it is struggling for cash. Refugees fleeing to neighbouring Colombia say the country is a mess. There are major shortages. However there is a thriving sector in the region: beer or, to be specific, craft beer. And even with food shortages Venezuelans are flooding to local craft beer breweries.
Will This Deal Be A Blow To The Petrodollar?
Added On - 4/3/2018 11:34:01 AM
The new oil futures contract is one of the many Chinese efforts to internationalise their currency. Yet the adoption pace has been slow. However, there could be a couple of catalysts that could cause the currency to grow quicker. If Saudi Arabia starts accepting Chinese currency in exchange for oil, it could increase the Renminbi’s growth, and deal a massive blow to the petrodollar.
Make Way For The Petroyuan
Added On - 3/29/2018 9:53:00 AM
China is also looking to promote the Yuan around the world to become more prominent in international trade. This is a very big deal. Especially as it is coming at a time when there are increasing tensions between the US and China on trade.
Forget Bitcoin & Focus On Stocks
Added On - 3/29/2018 9:50:50 AM
Have you heard the latest news? Twitter banned advertisements on cryptocurrency initial coin offerings (ICOs). Bitcoin fell 7% on the news.
What Is Happening With Cryptocurrencies?
Added On - 3/28/2018 10:58:08 AM
Binance Exchange is the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. The Japanese agency told the exchange it was operating in the country without a license, and threatened to press criminal charges. So, Binance Exchange announced they would be moving to Malta.
This Bellwether Says The US Is Still On Track
Added On - 3/28/2018 10:56:39 AM
On all the trade war talk, US stock indexes fell heavily last Thursday and Friday. The major stock market averages suffered their worst weekly losses in two years. Although, with all the noise about a trade war last week, bullish reports on the US economy, seemed to get lost.
The Business Of Harvesting Your Data
Added On - 3/27/2018 10:36:45 AM
The problem is, you are probably not aware of how much data you are giving Facebook...or of Facebook's ability to put all that data together to create your profile.
Is Privacy Possible In The Digital Age?
Added On - 3/26/2018 10:50:23 AM
Looking for patterns is human nature. It's a skill that, in evolutionary terms, has allowed us to progress far beyond any of our mammal counterparts.
This Is Why The Gold Price Could Rally
Added On - 3/26/2018 10:48:50 AM
The global economies may be growing in sync for the first time in 10 years, but it may not last long. Gold is used as a hedge in times of turbulence and uncertainty. And as a hedge against inflation and risk. Moreover, gold could rally if trade tensions between the US and China keep up.
Why Your Bank Needs You More Than You Think
Added On - 3/23/2018 11:02:07 AM
It is these accounts, which pay little or no interest, that form the basis of our banking system.
No Taming The Debt Beast
Added On - 3/23/2018 11:00:17 AM
Wages not growing and property prices at record highs mean that household debt is reaching record highs.
Can We Expect A Sharp Stock Market Drop?
Added On - 3/22/2018 10:34:56 AM
The stock market remains volatile, and caution is in the wind. The President slashed the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, earlier in the year. That helped boost investor sentiment. But corporate tax cuts can only do so much for share prices.
A Window Of Opportunity
Added On - 3/21/2018 11:19:14 AM
The International Monetary Fund increased its world growth forecast for 2018 and 2019. They expect the world to grow by 3.9% in 2018 and 2019.
Five Tips To Stop The Losses Blowing Out
Added On - 3/21/2018 11:17:27 AM
Sometimes when you buy into a stock, it just doesn't behave the way you expected it to do. But rather than admitting to yourself that you made a mistake, you look for all sorts of reasons to keep holding it.
Shorten Sounds Siren
Added On - 3/19/2018 2:45:16 PM
When (not if) the share market goes through a significant correction, and struggles to respond to stimulus efforts, dividends will be cut.
The Dangers Of Artificial Intelligence
Added On - 3/19/2018 2:29:39 PM
What scares Elon Musk is that we could lose control over the machines. If we program computers to improve by themselves, we could end up creating AI that is as smart as - or even smarter - than us.
A Cautionary Tale
Added On - 3/9/2018 10:04:14 AM
Keeping interest rates at record lows punishes savers. With banks paying meek returns on savings, investors are increasingly taking on more risks to boost returns.
What Will Force The RBA's Hand?
Added On - 3/9/2018 10:02:02 AM
Much like the rest of the market, I don't think there will be a move up this year.
Europe's Nightmare Awakening The Gold Bull?
Added On - 3/8/2018 10:29:38 AM
Although both parties want different things, those in power don't want to risk another election. Italy could leave the Eurozone. But could Italy's nightmare be fueling the gold market?
This Is Why Italy's Election Is A Big Deal
Added On - 3/8/2018 10:26:47 AM
The country's election last Sunday delivered a stalemate. The new Italian electoral law, Rosatellum Bis, rewards coalitions that achieve 40% of the votes. But none of the coalitions have the required 40% to govern.
The Fallout From Making US Steel Great Again
Added On - 3/7/2018 10:06:52 AM
While last week's news is great for US steelmakers, there are wider implications of such a move.
Why US Tariffs Won't Affect China
Added On - 3/6/2018 10:44:04 AM
The US is the world's largest steel importer. But, as reported by The Australian Financial Review, aluminium US exports make up 2.1% of China's production. The truth is that the new tariffs won't affect China much...yet.
Is Bitcoin Dead?
Added On - 3/5/2018 8:35:41 AM
The truth is that bitcoin divides the financial community. US Securities and Exchange Commission may be cracking down on ICOs, but the crypto space doesn't care.
Should Turnbull Follow Trump's Lead?
Added On - 3/5/2018 8:34:24 AM
The Turnbull government is pushing for tax cuts totalling $65 billion - lowering our rate gradually to 25% by 2026.
Generating Extra Income In A Volatile Market
Added On - 3/2/2018 10:54:48 AM
Many investors hover around some of the more predictable but boring large-cap stocks. Despite the lack of share price growth, investors hold on to these stocks for their steady stream of dividends.
Is The Fed About To Gatecrash The Party?
Added On - 3/2/2018 10:53:29 AM
The Fed needs to raise interest rates and decrease its balance sheet so that it has ammunition before the next recession.
Business As Usual For The Big Four?
Added On - 3/2/2018 10:51:50 AM
ANZ, along with Westpac, have also copped flak over failing to properly disclose fees and interest rates associated with their credit cards to consumers.
 

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