Before The Bell 23/04/2018

Before The Bell 23/04/2018

By: Jason Shao Equities: There were many revelations last week in the financial sector, as the Banking Royal Commission uncovered several less-than-ethical procedures. Fee-for-no-service was a key theme, as financial advisors across the big four banks as well as AMP charged fees to clients who were receiving either no advice or “dud advice”. On one…

Before The Bell 15/04/2018

Before The Bell 15/04/2018

By: Anas-ur-Rasheed Khan Equities: In the US, after yet another volatile week, investors are struggling to cope with investing in an environment where market dynamics continue to be shaped by geo-politics. Last week saw the markets writing-off trade war rhetoric and rallying to recover losses; progress was impeded by the announcement of coalition air strikes…

Before The Bell 25/03/2018

Before The Bell 25/03/2018

By: Alan Liang Equities: Last week, China signaled its readiness to go toe-to-toe with President Donald Trump’s campaign of tariffs by planning its own retaliatory measures on about $3bn in US imports. However, China has made it clear that these measures are in retaliation for US steel and aluminium tariffs announced earlier this month and…

Before The Bell 18/03/2018

Before The Bell 18/03/2018

By: Michael Lee Equities: The RBA will publish its minutes this Tuesday regarding the current economic outlook, giving investors potential hints to the possibility of future interest hikes. After holding record low interest rates at 1.5% for 19 months, it would be interesting to see RBA’s stand on its monetary policy. The continued low rate…

Before The Bell 11/03/2018

Before The Bell 11/03/2018

By: Thomas Barry Equities: US markets were buoyant on Friday after jobs and wage data came out as lighter than expected. This suggested the US Federal Reserve may be less bullish in its interest rate hikes – a good thing for equity markets which dipped heavily earlier in February on fears of rising bond yields….