Primed for a Christmas Rally

The American economy is moving right on track as far as Profit Watch is concerned. That means we’re on track for a strong 2019 when it comes to US stocks…which might be just what we need to pull the Aussie...

SQM Proves the Lithium Bears Wrong

Yesterday, we left you with an instruction: Keep an eye on the third-quarter earnings release from major lithium player SQM. SQM is the second largest lithium producer in the world. If you’re invested in lithium stocks, the news was pleasing. Nothing...

Vodka, Cocaine and the Real ‘Wealth Effect’

Slap! Markets across the board are copping a pasting right now. It’s certainly one way to perk up when the jet lag kicks in. Your editor arrived in Australia yesterday. Unfortunately, it was without my bag, which contained a bunch...

A Taste of Columbian Green

There aren’t many investment insights that come over breakfast - at least for me anyway. But today was different. You could say the Wall Street Journal gave it to me on a platter, alongside the toast and jam. The front page...

Uncle Sam Moves to Block China

Today’s Profit Watch shares a little more of our American adventure. That’s before we escort you to Papua New Guinea and its sudden strategic importance to both China and the United States. In Baltimore, you can go from the ghetto...

Where to Find the Next Weed Stock That Could Double or Triple

Cold winds blow down the streets of Baltimore. The colours of autumn are everywhere, but the sky is grey. We’re in town for a series of meetings. One of our US colleagues that covers the marijuana industry forming in the United...

On the Pointlessness of the Moai

Whoosh! US markets flew up in the last session. Mr Market likes what he sees when it comes to the midterm election result. They say that the market climbs a wall of worry but hates uncertainty. The US action is proof...

The Housing-Finance Feedback Cycle…Exposed

Over the weekend, Agora Financial Australia’s publisher threw open the forum. He asked you what your biggest problems are when it comes to investing. Thank you if you wrote in. We’re still working through the responses. But already one theme is...

The ‘Silent’ Bull Market

Feel that gush of wind? That’s the world letting out a big, relieved sigh. Apparently, the outlook for the US stocks isn’t so bad after all. The Nasdaq was up nearly 3% at the close of US trading. Aussie stocks should bounce...

Amazon HQ2: A Speculator’s Delight

Now here’s a bit of fun… Literally this time last week I told you real estate speculators would move in wherever Amazon decides to place its second headquarters in the USA. Now the proof is right in front of us. The Wall...

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Bargain Hunters: The Stock 86% Down…But Not Out

Today’s Profit Watch is a tale of two stocks. Neither gets much attention from the mainstream press. ...