About Shae Russell

Shae Russell started out in financial markets more than a decade ago. Working with a derivative brokering firm, she helped clients understand derivative markets, as well as teaching them the basics of technical analysis.

Since joining Port Phillip Publishing eight years ago, Shae has worked across a number of publications. She holds the record for the highest-returning stock recommendation, in which a microcap stock returned over 1,200% in six months. Ask her about it, and she won’t stop yapping on.

For the past two years, Shae has worked alongside Jim Rickards as his Australian analyst, translating global macro trends for Aussie investors, and how they can take advantage of these trends.

Drawing on her extensive experience, Shae is the lead editor of Markets & Money. Each day, Shae looks at broad macro trends developing around the world, combining them with her distaste for central banks and irrational love of all things bullion.


Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Cash at the Bank

We are caught up in a fiat currency system; where governments determine the value of your money, the banks and the government can do what they like. Whereas with bitcoin, banks can’t do what they like. And governments can’t control the value of the cryptocurrency either.
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The October Stock Market Melt-Up

While in the US it seems like everyone is making money from the stock market, it’s a very different story in Australia. For most of the year, experts have suggested that the US eight-year bull run would end. However, we’re now into October in a year ending in the number ‘seven’. Sceptics suggest that this month is when the heat will be finally taken out of US markets.
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Outdated Phillips Curve No Longer Useful for Central Banks

Central banks across the developed world are coming to grips with some difficult questions this year, such as why the Phillips curve is broken. Today, this oversimplified economic tool isn’t telling central banks what they want to see. And, gallingly, they are surprised about it.
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The ‘Pay Later’ Effect

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.
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Your Identity Belongs to the Australian Government Now

Today, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will put his case to the Council of Australian Governments to demand that all Australian states and territories hand over their entire database of drivers’ licences under the pretence of strengthening national security laws. 
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Bitcoin Makes a Surprising New Friend

In spite of a few days of attention-grabbing headlines, bitcoin has bounced bank and traders in China are as active as ever. Even though Jamie Dimon claims bitcoin is fraudulent, the crypto has found an unlikely friend over at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
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US Shale and The ‘Energy Freedom’ Myth

US shale developments have a history of exploding with production growth before rapidly drying up. Overly-optimistic oil companies are lapping up the low interest rates in the US, as it allows them to expand through increasing debt. Yet, seemingly, being positive cash flow doesn’t matter when you are ‘investing’ in the future.
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When Tourism Is Worth More than Iron Ore

Tourism Australia says the number of Chinese visitors will top two million by 2025. For investors, this means that there are opportunities to profit. This tells us that certain companies listed on the ASX should perform well over the next few years. But you have to know where to look.
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The Amnesia Market

Here’s what really sticks the boot in. Global debt is now US$70 trillion (AU$89 trillion) higher than it was 10 years ago. But hey, markets have short-term memories.
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Don’t Want US Dollars? Neither Does China…

The US dollar may no longer be at the centre of the fiat currency system. China is slowly preparing the world for a time when the US dollar isn’t the heartbeat of the financial system. And it will have catastrophic consequences for the greenback.
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Why Australia Has Misjudged Amazon

Amazon isn’t coming to sink Aussie retail. Consumers have already done a decent enough job of that themselves. Amazon’s arrival in Australia could be more to do with growing an integral part of the company’s business that people often overlook.
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The Two Biggest Events Driving World Markets

There are two very important events occurring this week. However, you’d be forgiven for not knowing they were happening. For currency traders, this news means the US dollar should remain weak, keeping the euro higher for the rest of the year.