Scottish independence referendum: should you buy the pound?

The possibility of Scotland becoming an independent nation could cause big moves in currency markets, particularly for the British pound, and as a result, next week’s independence vote could creat...

Disappointing US jobs report drives Wall Street higher

Wall Street closed higher Friday after disappointing jobs figures fuelled dovish optimism, sending the S&P 500 to a record closing high. Market breadth was again in question though as the S&P 500 ...

Forget Kim Kardashian – this is the woman everyone should be watching

In the 24/7 digital news world, seemingly unimportant socialites and celebrities grab all the headlines and often the truly powerful are forgotten. United States Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Y...

Morning market update - 25 August 2014

Soft start for ASX expected after Wall Street ends lower on Yellen’s hawkish tone A divergent hawkish and dovish tone taken by Fed chair Janet Yellen and ECB president Mario Draghi did little to m...

How childhood beliefs are sabotaging your trading potential

No doubt you’ve heard the success stories of traders turning $10,000 into $20 million in just a few years. These stories make trading look so simple – how hard can it be, right?  Being the prudent...

[VIDEO] Why Japan is still a buy

With a view that upside in US equity markets is becoming more and more limited, Rivkin Global's Tim Radford and Oliver Gordon explore the idea of trading Japanese markets. Covering off on Japanese...

A marriage on the rocks: Copper and US equities take a break

For the first time since 2006, correlation between the S&P500 and copper has fallen to -0.59 Longer term, copper and broader commodity markets should rally significantly Shorter term, we expect to...

6 traits you need to become a successful trader

Many people are aware of the widely used statistic that 90% of traders fail. So what separates successful traders from the unsuccessful? People often make the general assumption that success stems...

Current global trading opportunities

Introduction Global equity markets have had an exceptional couple of months. Regardless of what market, shares have surged amid a return of bullish market sentiment and low price volatility. The r...

The ups and downs of global trading

It has been another eventful year for the Rivkin Global portfolio. Global markets were hit with a barrage of negative news, with patches of optimism. If markets were up, it was deemed a ‘risk on’ ...

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