ASX in 2020

Two Big Factors to Impact the ASX in 2020: Big Miners and Big Banks

They say that Mr Market is a moody fellow. Some days he’s feeling glum and won’t offer much for shares. At other times he can’t help but offer lavish inducement for you to sell. Mr Market is even more complex than...
Investing in Coal Stocks

The Future of Coal Stocks: No Power in This Group of Stocks

If the financial apocalypse arrives anytime soon, I don’t have a gun in the house…but I might have some tomatoes. I got some plants in the garden over the weekend. How nice to see those green shoots in the ground. There...
2020 US Presidential Election - Trump or Warren

2020 US Presidential Election – Trump or Warren: A Zugzwang Market

Everything I see says we’re in a stock picker’s market. Today’s Profit Watch does a world tour to show you why relying on the general indices to generate a decent return from here looks tricky. There’s a term in chess called...
Stock Market Pause

Stock Market Pause as Pelosi Moves on Trump…

Here’s a surprise… US President Donald Trump has a new enemy to go after…Nancy Pelosi. I suppose you can’t blame him…she wants to impeach him! And all this with the 2020 presidential election coming up. The Donald was never going to go...
The US and EU - United States of Europe

US Imperial Misadventures and EU Power Grabs

Did you hear this? Iran is ‘bloodthirsty and looking for war’. Those are the words US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last Sunday. That’s inflammatory language to use considering Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Zarif is in New York right now for...
Middle East Politics and The Oil Market

Red Zone in the Middle East: Politics and The Oil Market

It might be time to get a little nervous if you’re an Aussie and travelling to Europe or the Middle East anytime soon. The Telegraph reports that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is warning that Yemeni rebels are capable of...

A Bond Bonanza for Shares

US$140 billion. That’s the value of new corporate bonds that hit the market last week. If you’re thinking that sounds like a lot, you’re right. It was a new weekly record. What can I say? Another week and the global bond...
Volatile Stock Market - Bull and Bear Markets

The Great Humiliator Revealed: The Stock Market

Oh, what’s this? The trade war might be getting better. So goes the vibe this morning. I’m confused. Last week it was getting worse. Stocks are down one day. Then they’re up. When do you expect the story to end? Here’s...
Saudi Aramco IPO - Which Stock Exchange?

The New Carter Doctrine Forming: Where will the Saudi Aramco IPO be?

One of the biggest battles taking place in financial markets right now is between Hong Kong, London and New York. Why so? These are the only three candidates that have a chance of winning the listing for the biggest initial public...
Trump Europe EU Sovereign Wealth Fund

Trump to Birth the United States of Europe

Well now. This looks like very big news. The Financial Times reports that the European Union is considering establishing a sovereign wealth fund that could wield 100 billion euros in firepower.1 That’s a big bazooka! But it’s not the size of this...

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Stock Market Drops

This Strategy Can Protect You from Stock Market Drops

Over $70 billion was wiped off the Aussie stock market last week. Some of that was your money… There’s a reason I’m telling you this....