Aussie retail
Your Country Needs You to Start Spending
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Aussie retail is in trouble. And the trouble has nothing to do with Amazon setting up shop in Australia. Yes, retailers are up against falling prices. Yet, thanks to the internet, you can wait it out until they offer you a price that suits you. Aussie retailers now have massive international chains to compete with.
The Health of Your Wealth Is at Risk
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The global economy’s absolute dependency on central bank stimulants for growth has created the illusion of strength. But, in reality, it’s weakened the system to the point where our financial wellbeing is highly vulnerable to even the slightest of economic ills.
The Real Reason Billionaires Are Investing in Bitcoin
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Bitcoin may hog all the headlines. But there’s something far more important driving it. Behind the gloss of a decentralised monetary system is a revolutionary piece of technology that is poised to drastically alter the way we share information.
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The RBA Just Spilled the Beans on Interest Rates in 2018
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The RBA can talk about business activity all it wants. Yet, at the end of the day, it all comes down to how Australian households would cope with a rate increase. One that banks would almost certainly pass on to mortgagees. In effect, the RBA has told us what to expect.
Amazon to Decimate the Aussie Market? No Chance…
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Here in Australia, though, it’s a little different. I won’t dispute the fact that many of our large retailers have a woeful online presence and process. But Amazon isn’t piggybacking a captive audience. The tech behemoth will need to roll up its sleeves and get its hands dirty to win over Aussie shoppers.
The High Stakes in Copper’s Future
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Copper prices have retreated once again. Currently, it’s down 0.8% to US$6,810 per tonne. But traders are looking to the future and in turn, the futures market. And some of the stakes are growing to extremes.
The ‘Pay Later’ Effect
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Consumption is, of course, a very important driver of the Australian economy. However, if wage growth continues to slow, and daily living costs continue to rise, Afterpay will become a key player in supporting discretionary spending — and the Australian economy.
Aussie dollar news
Aussie Dollar Highs Amid Cautious Optimism
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The dollar creeped higher against the greenback overnight, even peaking over US 80 cents at one stage. It came as the US dollar slid lower, and an uptick in commodity prices. It has since slid back under the US 80 cent mark, but some analysts believe it will rise again.
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Gold Mining Stocks Are Up
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Gold prices rose slightly as US President, Donald Trump elected Jerome Powell as US Federal Reserve chair. As long as the US Senate confirms his appointment, he will be replacing Janet Yellen next February.
The Revolution of Trust
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Even though bitcoin has existed within the shadows of the internet, early adopters slowly became more accepting of the fact that bitcoin’s value wasn’t fixed. Early adopters understood the biggest benefit of bitcoin was that you didn’t trust a centralised government body to decide its value.
Banks Are Terrified of Bitcoin
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Much like physical gold, cryptocurrencies don’t run to a banking agenda. Their values are determined by the marketplace trading them. Leaving many to label them as volatile and unpredictable. The big banks should be scared.
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Beware the Second Half of the Market Cycle
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The warning signals are being sounded on this extended period of excess and manipulation. We’re on the cusp of a seasonal change in market conditions…clear blue sunny skies are going to give way to a very long and very bleak winter.
Better Never than Late
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The pundits all tell us the market is only going higher from here. Let’s celebrate. Have another drink. She’ll be right mate. The GFC may well have been put to rest. However, I think GFC Mark II is beginning to stir…and this is going to be one angry bear with a very sore head.

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