Monex News


Semiconductors Strong as Other Techs Teeter: Earnings This Week

8 February 2019  |  News

The last week of earnings has brought more optimism toward semiconductors but skepticism about other major technology stocks. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), Microchip Technology (MCHP), On Semiconductor (ON) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) all pushed higher after releasing their quarterly results...
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Introduction of our top 5 popular ETFs on the ASX

7 February 2019  |  Education

An ETF is an open-ended investment fund that is traded on the ASX – just like any share. ETFs aim to closely track the performance of a given index or asset class, so ETF investors can gain exposure to a range of investment strategies, geographic regions and asset classes, often at lower...
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Starbucks Earnings Analysis: Our projections and insights on a new Chinese competitor, looking to take over

6 February 2019  |  News

Starbucks reported $6,633 million revenue and $1,016 million operating income in 1Q19. Starbucks has expanded to 3,684 stores in China (163 net new stores opened in Q1) while native competitor, Luckin Coffee...
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Stocks Keep Climbing as Negativity Lifts

5 February 2019  |  News

Stocks keep rising as the fourth quarter’s gloom continues to lift.The S&P 500 rose 1.6 percent between Friday, January 25, and Friday, February 1. It was the fifth gain in the last six weeks, with every major sector and index moving higher. Stocks keep rising as the fourth quarter’s gloom continues to lift...
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Netflix Earnings: International revenues exceed U.S. with over 139 million paid memberships worldwide

30 January 2019  |  News

Netflix increased annual revenue 35% to $16 billion in 2018 and nearly doubled operating income to $1.6 billion with an operating profit margin of 10%. Looking into the revenue structure, international streaming gained...
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Chinese Tech Stocks Come to Life

29 January 2019  |  News

China may still be in trade talks with President Trump, but that’s not keeping money away from the country’s technology sector. The PowerShares GoldenDragon Halter Index ($HXC) is up more than 3 percent today and on pace for its highest close since early October. The gains follow two weeks of consolidation above the 50-day moving average...
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Q2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: QTWO) – A Digital Banking Solution for Regional and Community Financial Institutions

22 January 2019  |  News

Q2 Holdings is an American Fin Tech company focused on offering Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for regional and community financial institutions (RCFIs). Hank Seale is the Founder and Chairman of Q2 Holdings...
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Biotechs Rising as Buyouts Sweep the Market

17 January 2019  |  News

Biotechnology stocks are ripping in 2019, fueled by some high-profile takeovers.It was only the second trading session of the year that Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) gobbled up Celgene (CELG) in a record $74 billion deal. Loxo Oncology (LOXO) accepted an $8 billion bid from Eli Lilly (LLY) a few days later....
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Validea's Top Five Consumer Cyclical Stocks Based On Warren Buffett

17 January 2019  |  Trading Ideas

Smart investing takes patience and time. You begin with the right broker for international trading, then you base your trading plan on research and a solid strategy. One of the world’s most successful investors is Warren Buffet. He recommends...
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Big Growth Stocks Roar Back as Earnings Approach

16 January 2019  |  News

Companies like Netflix (NFLX), Incyte (INCY), Broadcom (AVGO), Facebook (FB) and Alphabet (GOOGL) are leading the S&P 500 higher today as investors return to the most important part of the market. Several things seem to be happening all at once. First, NFLX lit a fire of...
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US-China Trade War: Impacts and Implications

15 January 2019  |  News

Back in April 2016, while US President Trump was still on the campaign trail, he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida resort to discuss a 100-Day Action Plan on trade disagreements. Then in February 2018, the US imposed 30% tariffs on imported solar panels and 20% on imported...
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7 Companies that Google Acquired in 2018

11 January 2019  |  News

Google, the search giant, is famous for acquiring rapidly growing technology companies and, it has acquired and invested into nearly 200 companies in the past 10 years. In 2018, Google acquired 7 companies. Now let’s take a look at these companies to see what areas Google has...
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Arco Platform - Education Technology Company in Brazil

9 January 2019  |  News

Arco Platform Limited (NASDAQ: ARCE) is an education technology company established in Brazil in 2004. It provides high-quality educational contents and develops educational software for private schools from Kindergarten to grade 12. The number of students using Arco’s platform...
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Do You Own Losing Stocks?

9 January 2019  |  Education

It’s been said that fear and greed are the two key emotions that come into play when dealing with money. This is the case no matter whether we are investing for the long-term or trading with a shorter-term goal to grow our wealth. In this article, we will look at a number of psychological traps behind some of the emotions that affect...
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Adobe Earnings: Operating Margin Ratio surged over 30% and Revenue increased by 24% after acquiring Marketo

2 January 2019  |  News

The graphic service provider, Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) announced 2018 fiscal year earnings in December 2018. Adobe achieved record annual revenue of $9.03 billion, which represents 23.7% year-over-year...
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Why SAP wanted Qualtrics so badly

27 December 2018  |  News

There’s something you get at Monex that you don’t get with other investment platforms. There are lots of things actually, including access to 12 markets in Asia, Australia, and North America that cover over 70% of the world’s market cap. You also get personalised customer assistance...
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How Alibaba turned a fake holiday into a $25 billion shopping extravaganza

26 December 2018  |  Education

It’s that time of year in the western world: turkeys, carols, and literally shopping ‘til you drop. Stampedes are a standard part of Christmas shopping fare, especially on that fateful weekend when prices are slashed. Amazon released less than ideal...
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Online-only Insuretech ZhongAn Insurance

20 December 2018  |  News

ZhongAn Insurance (HK:6060) is the first online-only Insurance technology company in China, which was established by Jack Ma from Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA), Pony Ma from Tencent (HK:0700) and Mingzhe Ma from Ping An Insurance (SHA:601318). Total income in 2017 was...
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AGL Energy Ltd (ASX:AGL) Shares vs American Electric Power (AEP): Better Buy

18 December 2018  |  Trading Ideas

Will AGL Energy Ltd (ASX: AGL) shares or American Electric Power Company (NYSE: AEP) shares have more energy in 2019? Alex Douglas from Monex Securities takes a look at these two blue chips. When tech stocks led the US share market to a drop of around 10%...
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Top three reasons why your portfolio is performing poorly

18 December 2018  |  Education

Every investor wants a stellar performance from their share portfolio. Who doesn’t? We all invest with the aim to see appreciation in our wealth – either through dividends or favourable moves in the markets. However, the reality is that not all share portfolios are created equal. Here we look at...
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Why the US remains the most coveted market

10 December 2018  |  Education

The US provides a lucrative selection of opportunities for overseas stock trading. It’s often described as the world’s greatest superpower or the land of the free. In economic terms, it remains a steady option. In theory, investing in the US is like investing in an entire continent, because each of the...
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The World’s Dullest Sector Is Hitting New Highs

10 December 2018  |  News

We’ve talked about boring stocks like health-care and consumer products. But those are pretty exciting compared with the best performing sector yesterday.Yep, we’re talking about real-estate investment trusts (REITs). These companies own shopping centers, apartment buildings and warehouses...
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Is This Nasdaq Stock Revving Higher?

5 December 2018  |  News

Most stocks on the Nasdaq have been rolling over recently, but one big name could be on the verge of revving to new highs. Tesla Motors (TSLA) has traded in a tight range since late October, even as volatility swept the broader market. Some potentially important things have happened during...
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NVIDIA Doesn’t Need Cryptocurrency to Fuel Its Growth

4 December 2018  |  News

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is an American technology company that designs graphics processing units (GPU’s) for gaming and professional markets, as well as systems on chip units for the mobile computing and automotive market. In 1999, NVIDIA redefined modern...
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