Well, after much speculation and talk, it's finally happened, the US have raised interest rates. Here's a few fast facts for you: The US Federal Reserve (Fed) lifted the funds rate at its December meeting by 25 basis points to a target range of 0.25-0.50 per cent. ...
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As you've probably noticed, markets have been a little choppy of late! You may be wondering what it's all about. Hopefully, this will give you a basic insight into what's been going on! The primary influences for the recent market falls are: The Chinese currency...
Big thanks to Ord Minnett for the following short but sweet look at the current correction going on in Markets: Stock markets have continued to trade down while bond prices have lifted following heightened fears of a growth slowdown in China. The correction...
Well, with all eyes on the dramas in Greece, for some it's overshadowed the more worrying concerns coming out of China. And if you feel Greece is Europe's problem, you're probably not alone - but China is a lot closer to home and the slump has triggered fear of a...
2015 Has started on an interesting financial footing, the dollar is weaker trading at just under 80 cents to the US dollar, oil and subsequently fuel prices are down. I haven’t seen fuel at this level for a couple of years. Asian giant, China has had the lowest...
Update on local and international markets for the March quarter covering equities, commodities and economies
Oliver's Insights - China's turn: This note provideed by AMP looks at the recent outbreak of worries about a hard landing in China. The key points are: • Slowing exports, tight credit and a slowing property market suggest the risks regarding China have increased....
What’s going on as the Eurozone Crisis plays out and fears over Greece play out. Is Greece just the start?
Hold onto your hats! Where to from here??
Chris Caton shares his reaction to the current market situation
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