About Selva Freigedo

Selva Freigedo is an analyst with a background in financial economics. Born and raised in Argentina, she has also lived in Brazil, the US and Spain. She has seen economic troubles firsthand, from economic booms to collapses and the ravaging effects of hyperinflation, high unemployment, deposit freezes and debt default.

Selva now writes from her vantage point here in Australia. Every week, she goes through each report and research note produced by our global network of trusted advisors to find the best investment opportunities for you in Australia and overseas. She packages the week’s best ideas into Port Phillip Insider Extra.

Gold price rise

Gold Mining Stocks Are Up

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.
us federal reserve interest rates

Can the US Fed get out of this one?

The US Federal Reserve has left the interest rates unchanged at 1% to 1.25%. No surprise there. The thing is, there is something not quite right in the US economy, so the Fed is hesitant to make any sudden moves.