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What the US Interest Rate Rise Means for you

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

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Choppy Markets affecting you?

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

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Market Correction Time Again?

  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

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China Moves to Halt Sharemarket Rout

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

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What does the Greek Crisis mean for Investors?

What has happened? It’s déjà vu for investors as the birthplace of Western civilization, Greece, once again teeters on the edge of economic collapse. It marks the latest in an ongoing series of crises for the country after major debt

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Russell Investments Market Commentary July 2012

Cick here for : Russell Investments Market Commentary July 2012 Please find attached a copy of the latest Russell Market Outlook for July 2012.           Key messages include: §  Markets to remain unsettled until there is

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Wondering what the Markets have been up to?

Update on local and international markets for the March quarter covering equities, commodities and economies

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RBA December 2011 decision to cut interest rates – and what it means for you…

Brian Redican is an Economist within Macquarie Research. In this paper, Brian examines the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to cut interest rates again following its December Board meeting and the impact this is likely to have on the economy in 2012. Read here

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Shane Oliver shares his Insights on China

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

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Russell Market Review – week ending 26 August 2011

It looks like a bit more ‘calm’ returned to the Australian market this week, with local factors returning to centre stage again.  Can you take us through the key drivers over the past week?   After the huge moves of

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