Value Investing: In the doghouse?
October 11, 2019

Value investing is the investment style of purchasing stocks at a price below their true worth. This investing method was developed in 1920s at Columbia…

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SLUMP 2020?
September 26, 2019

Everyone is talking about it. Everyone is anticipating it. “It” is the strong probability of a global recession.

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China’s Digital Currency: A Boon for People, Productivity and Power
September 23, 2019

China has recently surprised the market, especially the crypto sector, by announcing that they are almost ready to launch a digital currency called Renminbi to…

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CommBank launches exciting new CommSec Pocket app
September 6, 2019

The concept of micro-investing is not new in any sense. The idea of saving and investing small amounts of money at regular intervals is a…

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The End of Deutsche Bank in Oz?
August 19, 2019

Deutsche Bank - the name in the latest headlines for all the wrong reasons. The Bank survived the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and then the…

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The New Age of UBER: Going Public
April 16, 2019

INTRODUCTION On April 11, news came about that Uber was intending to go public. Uber is due to begin its investor roadshow in the week…

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The Six Serial Offenders: Is the US Economy in danger?
March 25, 2019

Opinions on the US economy and its trajectory run rampant - even economists can often find it difficult to come to a consensus. However, whilst…

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The Hayne Royal Commission: Findings, Responses and Future
March 18, 2019

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, also known as the Hayne Royal Commission, has unearthed some of the…

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Cryptocurrencies: Politics, Culture and The Future
September 20, 2018

Context  The financial world has been exploding since the creation of a new, completely decentralized, transparent and seemingly infallible form of currency called Bitcoin, whose…

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Call Me Maybe: The Telco Industry Newest Couple
September 13, 2018

"Mergers and acquisitions" (M&A) is one of those terms that is best spoken softly. It carries with it all sorts of dark undertones: hostile takeovers,…

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Understanding Blockchain
September 4, 2018

What is blockchain? Blockchain is a data storage technology created by researchers in 1991 to put digital timestamps on documents in a way that makes…

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Are Tesla Management Asleep At The Wheel?
August 29, 2018

The multibillion-dollar automaker Tesla is no stranger to headline-making controversies. From Musk’s impulsive and controversial tweets, to the company’s worsening financial health, Tesla is seemingly…

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Why Is America Such A Big Deal?
August 27, 2018

The birth of a superpower To understand America’s position today in the world, we must first understand how America came to power. Simply put, America’s…

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Putting a Dent in the Glass Ceiling: Quotas, Biology and The Financial Sector
August 23, 2018

The Need For Quotas One of Japan’s most prestigious medical schools, Tokyo Medical University, has recently admitted to deliberately altering entrance exam scores of female…

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August Reporting Season Review: The Australian Banking System
August 15, 2018

Where Are We Now: The Current Banking Landscape Amidst escalating allegations and revelations of financial misconduct, the Australian banking sector has faced intense scrutiny by…

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Apple and the Rise of the Mega-Companies
August 12, 2018

As Thursday’s market closed, Apple reached a milestone $1 trillion valuation, untouched by any other company globally. This achievement was plastered across news headlines everywhere,…

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Past, Present and Future: The Australian Mergers and Acquisitions Landscape
May 15, 2018

Current global M&A levels Global M&A had their strongest start ever in Q1 2018, totalling $1.2 trillion USD in value, a 67% year on year…

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Chinese Oil Futures 2.0
May 8, 2018

Introduction China finally has their very own oil futures contract after many years in the making, which marks a significant milestone for China’s oil industry…

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Trumponomics: The Wider Implications of US Corporate Tax Reform
March 29, 2018

In December 2017, the US Republican Senate slashed the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% and the personal tax rate from 39.6% to…

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Spotify Direct Public Offering
March 27, 2018

Spotify is a service that conveniently streams music, video and podcasts to millions of users around the world. The breakthrough and game-changing nature of Spotify…

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The Psychology of Investing
September 14, 2017

The Psychology of Investing A successful investment firm requires a meticulously selected team. Just as the Golden State Warriors have spent an extraordinary amount of…

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The End of Cash
September 2, 2017

Cryptocurrency, introduced Cryptocurrency is taking the business world by storm, paving the way for digital currencies as the payment method of the future. Decentralized from…

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Active vs passive investments
September 1, 2017

In early 2008, celebrated investor Warren Buffet wagered $1 million that over a ten year period an S&P 500 index fund would outperform a portfolio…

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Trump: Market Savior or Matador-In-Training?
April 20, 2017

In a pre-election, Aug. 9 interview with Fox News Channel, Trump said: “If rates go up, you’re going to see something that’s not pretty. It’s…

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A New Page to the Snap Story
April 20, 2017

This year Snap Inc. the developer of Snapchat had its Initial Public Offering (IPO) causing investors to fixate on the valuation of the social media…

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The Effect Inflation and Interest Rates on Global Equities
April 20, 2017

Background on Interest Rates and Inflation Throughout history, economists have been divided over finding an effective response to the constantly changing nature of inflation and…

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Bespoke Tranche Opportunities: Is the Big Short 2.0 looming?
September 11, 2016

Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs) were one of the main catalysts of the GFC, amplifying a 2% GDP hit on the housing market to a global…

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Currency consequences: Brexit
August 23, 2016

Since Britain’s embark into the European Union in 1973, Britain’s relationship with the EU has been fraught. Thus, unsurprising to some, but a shock to…

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New Growth Industry: Organic Food
August 17, 2016

Due to a boom in popularity, demand for Australian organic products has outweighed supply by almost 40% in certain segments, most significantly the US, China,…

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Digital Currency for the Digital Era
August 17, 2016

Bitcoin has another time appeared in newspaper headlines when an Australian business Craig Steven claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym of the inventor of…

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CREDIT RATING AGENCIES: ARE THEY TO JUDGE?
April 20, 2016

A change in credit rating is big news. If the media is used as a measuring stick, there are not many things out there that…

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Transurban: its monopoly on the toll road industry
April 20, 2016

A top 20 publicly listed company in Australia by market capitalisation. This is where Transurban Group (ASX: TCL) stands today. The Melbourne-based company that was…

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The State vs. the Corporate: Winners and losers of failed Pfizer-Allergan merger
April 11, 2016

In November 2015 Pfizer announced a $220 billion merger with Allergan to create the worlds largest pharmaceutical company. The success of this merger would have…

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The Collapse of Dick Smith, but will it rise again?
April 11, 2016

Struggled to re-finance its debt, the electronics retailer Dick Smith was forced to close all of its stores due to failing attempts to sell the…

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The history of high frequency trading
April 11, 2016

Stock and securities trading has evolved immensely over the course of history from the time the first stock exchange was opened in Amsterdam in 1602.…

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Stock Market Circuit Breakers: Induced Fear or Saving Grace?
April 3, 2016

In response to the market collapse on the 24th of August 2015, the China Securities Regulatory Commission announced that circuit breakers would be introduced into…

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Investors Start to Think Outside the Box
March 21, 2016

The rapid rise in Australian real estate prices has raised concerns of a dangerous property ‘bubble’ forming, where the ‘bursting’ would be due to the…

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Negative Gearing in the Spotlight
March 21, 2016

As Australia’s property prices continue to rise, housing affordability remains a key concern and the contention over negative gearing has never wavered far from the…

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Big banks getting away with murder – yet again
March 21, 2016

  Recent allegations faced by ANZ in regards to the rigging of interest rates shines a light on illegal conduct in Australian markets. Investigations in…

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The Volkswagen Emission Scandal
March 19, 2016

An Introduction In May 2014, Bernd Gottweis, a quality control at Volkswagen AG executive warned the company’s top management about an upcoming investigation by U.S.…

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Tumbling Stock Markets
August 31, 2015

Global market crashes have always been a serious issue for investors because of their potential to cause havoc and financial distress all around the world.…

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The Australian Future
August 31, 2015

Today, Australia is facing major hardships in its strongest industries mining and manufacturing. With the recent decline in world demand for iron ore and the…

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China’s Stock Market Crash
August 24, 2015

The booming performance of China’s stock market was put to an abrupt end due to risky investor practices and the nation’s declining economic growth. To…

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Tianjin: A Future in Pieces
August 24, 2015

Recently, two seismic explosions in the port city of Tianjin, China has left the city in devastation and ruin. Being merely 30 seconds apart, both…

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Depreciation of the Chinese RMB
August 24, 2015

China’s central bank has recently devalued its currency by over 2% against the US dollar. By depreciating the Chinese Yuan, it created great concerns for…

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The fall of the Australian Dollar
July 27, 2015

It was a dramatic day for the Australian Dollar on the 20th of July as it hit a six-year low against the US Dollar. The…

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