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History May Favor Bulls This Quarter, Despite Volatility

16 October 2018  |  News

Stocks are coming off their worst week since March, but history may favor the bulls. After all, we’re in the fourth quarter - a time of the year with a strong bias to the upside. Consider some of these points we crunched from TradeStation’s wealth of chart data. The S&P 500 has averaged a 3.8 percent gain...
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U.S. Earnings Analysis – Projections & Insights

11 October 2018  |  Trading Ideas

Delta Air Lines, Inc, Citigroup Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo &Co. are going to report their earnings this week. 1. Delta Air Lines, Inc. will report earnings before market open on October 11th, Thursday. 2. Citigroup Inc.will report earnings before market open on October 12th, Friday. 3. JPMorgan Chase...
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Looking Back on 2008: Lessons from the Crash

11 October 2018  |  News

Last week we marked the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis. Today we’ll look at some of the lessons traders can take from the event for their own use in the future. The first lesson is to recognize and respect price trends. The S&P 500, after all, made successively lower lows in March, July...
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What you need to know about investing in the top five Asian stockmarkets

10 October 2018  |  Education

There is no doubt about the strong economic links between Australia and Asia. According to the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, the Asian region accounted for 62% of Australia’s two-way trade last year. This shows a compound annual growth rate of...
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What are the main learnings from Warren Buffett's investment principles?

3 October 2018  |  Education

The Sage of Omaha is often cited as the world’s greatest investor. Over his 87 years, he has accumulated a net worth of billions. Common lore suggests he did this by buying stocks and holding onto them for prolonged periods, allowing them to appreciate...
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Weekly Analysis - The FED raises rates and full details on the US-China Trade War

2 October 2018  |  News

The Fed held FOMC meeting on September 25th and 26th and decided to raise short-term interest rates by 0.25%. After the FOMC meeting, Federal Reserve Board members and Federal Reserve Bank presidents released Summary of ...
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Stocks Just Had Their Best Quarter Since 2013

2 October 2018  |  News

Stocks dipped slightly last week, but still had their best quarter in almost five years. The S&P 500 slid 0.5 percent between Friday, September 21, and Friday, September 28. It was only the third negative week in the last 13. The index’s 7.2 percent gain since the end of June represented its best quarterly...
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Why Indonesian companies are getting some love from analysts

26 September 2018  |  News

For a few years now, Indonesia has been stoking the interest of investors. As far back as 2016, analysts were making predictions about the country becoming the next Asian powerhouse. For example, many believe that by 2020, Indonesia will have the third-highest e-commerce numbers, with estimates...
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IPOs Keep Coming in September

26 September 2018  |  News

Initial public offerings (IPOs) are running at their quickest pace in years. Have you been watching? Volume at the end of August was already close to the total for all of 2017, according to data from ClickIPO. In fact, if you include Spotify’s (SPOT)’s unusual direct listing in April, we’d already be well ahead of last year. What’s driving the boom? First is...
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Weekly Analysis - Interest rate Decisions, Economic Projections and Pressure from Trump

24 September 2018  |  News

The Fed is going to hold a two-day FOMC meeting, on September 25th -26th. According to CME FedWatch, there is a 94.4% chance that interest rates will increase by 0.25%, which turns out to be 2.25%. Also, the market predicts another 0.25% of...
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Bulls Regain Footing Above Key Level

18 September 2018  |  News

Stocks rebounded last week as the bulls regained their footing at a key level. The S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent between Friday, September 7, and Friday, September 14. It was the biggest weekly gain in two months, with more than two-thirds of the companies in the index gaining...
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Suddenly, Bulls Return to Global Markets

14 September 2018  |  News

After months of pain, global stocks and assets are trying to rebound. The last two sessions have brought a sudden flow of positive news. So far, it seems to be shifting sentiment away from trade wars and currency crises to optimism and value hunting. We’re seeing that...
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Is your portfolio suffering from home country bias?

12 September 2018  |  Education

Depending on how far you are in your investment journey, you may have heard about local bias and investment diversity. Diverse portfolios spread your risk – which is another way of just saying ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket.’ By broadening the scope of your investments, losses in one area can..
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Carsales.Com Ltd (ASX:CAR) vs Carvana Co: Better Buy

20 September 2018  |  Trading Ideas

Carsales.Com Ltd (ASX: CAR) is Australia’s largest online marketplace for cars, automotive and marine advertising business and remains one of the best-loved stocks in the domestic share market. This is not surprising given the consistent and positive performance of Carsales....
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5 Stock Market Lessons From Jesse Livermore

19 September 2018  |  Education

He’s been described as the greatest stock picker of all time. And stories about his trading prowess, which was well-documented in the book ‘Reminiscences of a Stock Operator’, remain the most quoted and often cited by investors and traders alike. Of course, I’m talking about...
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Weekly Analysis - Is NIO going to take over Tesla?

19 September 2018  |  News

All of the companies listed in US market announced their quarterly earnings by today. Luckily, we saw S&P 500 quarterly bottom-up EPS growth was +25% on year-to-year basis. Also, 80% of the companies showed positive surprise for this quarter, which is the highest level. The average of positive surprise for..
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Guess What Index Just Broke Out

11 September 2018  |  Trading Ideas

Over a century ago, Charles Dow said it’s bullish when transportation stocks hit new highs. That’s exactly what they’re doing today. So-called “Dow Theory” teaches that different parts of the market can confirm each other. This is especially true with economically sensitive transportation companies because they often...
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U.S. Stock Market – 5 Companies to Watch

10 September 2018  |  News

Reporting season is a critical time for investors and traders. Whether you’re rebalancing your portfolio or looking for new opportunities to trade, it’s important to keep up to date with the market. This week at Monex, we take a look at the quarterly earnings reports of 5 U.S. companies...
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Tech Troubles, Emerging Meltdown Lifts Volatility

6 September 2018  |  News

Volatility’s on the rise again today, especially for tech stocks and emerging markets. A combination of political risk, currency anxiety and simple buyer exhaustion seem to be triggering the move. The political risk is happening on Capitol Hill as major e-commerce executives answer questions...
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IPOs Have Their Best August in Five Years

6 September 2018  |  Trading Ideas

Initial public offerings (IPOs) kept flowing last month, despite the normal summer doldrums. Some $1.5 billion of new stock came to market last month, according to data from ClickIPO. It might sound puny compared with recent totals, but it was still the busiest August in five years...
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Two Tech Giants Moving in Very Different Directions

6 September 2018  |  Trading Ideas

Two tech giants are moving in two very different directions as we enter the home stretch for the third quarter. Apple (AAPL) has appreciated 22 percent since the end of June. That makes it the second-best performer in the SPDR Technology Fund (XLK), with only Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) faring...
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Apple Rockets Up the Rankings: August at TradeStation

6 September 2018  |  News

August brought upsets to TradeStation’s rankings as clients shifted attention to big technology companies. Major exchange-traded funds lost interest. Apple (AAPL), which didn’t even make the Top 10 in June or July, was the busiest stock at TradeStation last month. The surge in activity came after...
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Why Malaysian stock market optimism is rising

6 September 2018  |  News

Novice investors have lots of questions about how to trade shares overseas. Modern devices and software let you buy and sell your shares on any internet connection, whether it’s a mobile phone, a tablet, or a laptop. All you need is live web access and less than $10 to get started (US trading begins at just $9.99)...
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Is Biotech Quietly Breaking Out?

3 September 2018  |  Trading Ideas

Biotechnology stocks are trying to break out as investors await potential catalysts after Labor Day. The iShares Nasdaq Biotech ETF (IBB) has closed at new 52-week highs in the last two sessions. It’s now pushing back to price areas last seen in the summer of 2015. While several companies in the industry reported good numbers in last earnings...
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Better Buy: Telstra Corporation Ltd or Singapore Telecom

29 August 2018  |  Trading Ideas

The Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) share price has been on the slide since 2015. While the share price held around the $3.70 – $3.78 level in December last year, the downtrend is still persistent, with prices recently touching $2.60. Like its other telco rivals, Telstra operates in an ultra-competitive market...
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Australian packaging giant acquires U.S. rival in mega-merger

15 August 2018  |  News

2018 has been a big year for mergers and acquisitions in Australia, and packaging giant Amcor (ASX:AMC) adds to that list with its Acquisition of Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE: BMS). In a US$ 6.8 billion ($9.2 billion) all scrip stock buyout of Bemis, Amcor will shift...
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Atlassian Corporation’s (TEAM) NASDAQ Listing Helped It Become A Global Success

8 August 2018  |  News

There is no doubt that Atlassian Corporation PLC (NASDAQ: TEAM), Australia’s darling IT company, is now a global success. Since it listed in the US at an IPO price of $27.50 in December 2015, Atlassian share price has scaled to new heights. In June this year...
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