A look back on The Value Strategy's performance so far [FEATURED]

Rivkin’s recently launched Value strategy has now been running for two months now and it is time to review its performance. Value is a fundamentals-based strategy that looks at a range of factors...

US Ten-Year Yield Approaches 3.0%

Although it was a relatively flat session for US stock markets there were nevertheless some interesting movements in financial markets. US bond yields rose with the 10-year yield now very close ...

Technology Stocks Fall

Earnings in the US, a meeting of the European Central Bank and first estimates of US and UK first quarter economic growth will dominate markets offshore, but in Australia the big news this week w...

Bond Yields Back Near Year-To-Date Highs

Apple stock (AAPL) was in the headlights last night after chip manufacturer Taiwan Semiconductor gave weak guidance for its second quarter chip sales (which are used in iPhones). The lower than e...

Australian Employment Data Out Today

The Dow Jones underperformed the other major US indices overnight, partly as a result of IBM falling 7.5%, its worst one day fall since 2013. The decline came after IBM released its quarterly re...

Tech Stocks Lead Overnight Rally

US stock markets continue their rally as the S&P 500 climbs just over 1%. Tech stocks were the real performers, however, as the Nasdaq 100 climbed 2.1% which included a 2.3% gain in Facebook (FB...

Is Platinum Asset Management's fall justified?

We discussed PTM last week after the surprising news that founder and major shareholder Kerr Neilsen was stepping down from his role. Known as one of the best and most respected fund managers in Au...

RBA Meeting Minutes Released Today

As trade war and Middle Eastern tensions fade, US markets rallied overnight. US retail sales data came out early in the session, increasing more than expected with an 0.6% month over month gain v...

Volatility Remains High But Stock Markets Rose Friday

ASX futures are up slightly this morning following positive international leads on Friday night. This is despite the increasing geopolitical risks (such as the US response to the Syrian chemical ...

US Stocks Headed for Positive Week

It has been a positive week for US stocks this week with last night’s 1.2% increase in the Dow Jones adding to the gains. Daily stock market moves seem to be driven by alternately increasing then...

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