Entries Tagged as 'global economy'
August 27th, 2010 · 32 Comments
Well the Dow Jones closed this morning below 10,000 and for those financial writers who focus more on grabbing reader’s attention rather than on facts, that can only mean one thing: the U.S economy is heading for a double dip recession! Of course the fact that the U.S economy is actually expanding, as are other major economies like China, Japan and Germany, appears irrelevant to many market commentators who seem intent on making investors fear that another economic crisis is at hand.
August 11th, 2010 · 10 Comments
Today the Australian stock market is slipping back towards 4500 as once again investors are becoming concerned that the feeble global economic recovery is faltering. But rather than focus on the short term movement of the stock market let’s once again look at the 52 week share prices of some commonly held Australian stocks.
July 29th, 2010 · 8 Comments
Despite a fairly nasty stock market correction over the last few weeks the Australian market did not fall anywhere near the lows of March 2009 and as I have been saying for nearly a year, we won’t see those levels again for some time, if ever. So now that the market correction appears to be over, what are stocks, oil and gold prices likely to do during the next few months.
June 14th, 2010 · 28 Comments
This is a discussion page focused on the outlook or forecast for global economy.
June 7th, 2010 · 98 Comments
Quite clearly the debate regarding the Resources Super Profits Tax (RSPT) in Australia and abroad has not died down. Despite what the Government would like people to believe, it is not just the foreign mining companies that are opposed to this new tax, but also small Australian mining companies, business owners and the public in general.
May 24th, 2010 · 51 Comments
For more than a week investors have been watching stock markets across the globe drop sharply as concerns over debt in Europe have raised doubts in people’s minds that a global economy recovery is really taking shape. But is the current correction really that bad, and is there a chance that stocks have fallen too far, too quickly?
May 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off
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April 30th, 2010 · 140 Comments
If you are an investor and you have not contemplated an economic slump in Australia during the next few years then in my view, you might be in for a nasty surprise. Yes the Australian economy did hold up well during the worst of global financial crisis, but the crisis isn’t over yet and it still has some sting left in it’s tail. (just ask the people of Greece!)
April 25th, 2010 · 36 Comments
All hail to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, for according to the communiqué from G20 meeting in Washington, they have saved the world from a financial crisis and will now lead us into a new era of growing global trade. Of course if the G20 actually functioned properly in the first place we would not be in the mess we are in now, but I guess they don’t talk about that much at the meeting.
April 13th, 2010 · 111 Comments
Yesterday the ASX All Ordinaries finally closed above 5000 and many stock market investors will now be wondering if this is the start of another period of rising stock prices, or simply the prelude to another downwards correction. Well the answer to both questions in my opinion, is yes.
April 5th, 2010 · 57 Comments
According to many major news outlets and financial commentators in Australia, the recent trade data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is proof that the Australian economy is “booming”. The Reserve Bank also seems to think the nation is in the midst of a boom and the amazing Ken Henry (of where is my tax report fame) reckons Australia will enjoy a “golden age” for decades.
March 11th, 2010 · 29 Comments
I have a message for those people who fled to the hills over the last few years fearing that global trade was going to collapse, paper money would be worthless and that gold would be the only thing worth owning for years to come and that message is: “the global economy is recovering, please come back and join the rest of us”.
March 1st, 2010 · 12 Comments
Toyota’s current recall woes have generated a range of articles about the Japanese economy as journalists rush to get some Japan flavoured content served up to their masters. But often these articles simply rehash the same tired cliches about Japan and it’s economy and don’t provide people outside Japan with a balanced view of what is really happening.
February 10th, 2010 · 13 Comments
It has been a while since I have looked at the 52 week prices for some widely held ASX stocks, but now that the stock market has taken a bit of a tumble over the last week or so it seems like a pretty good time to have a look at them again. Have stocks hit new lows or have we simply seen some heat taken out of the market?
February 5th, 2010 · 32 Comments
Over the last week the Australian stock market has taken a turn downwards pretty much inline with markets across Asia, Europe and the U.S. Once again no mater how much the RBA talks up our economy, the fact is that Australia’s economic health depends on how our major trading partners are doing and investors are starting to get worried about the global economic outlook.