Uncertainty

Tom Stevenson

Donald Rumsfeld famously called them ‘known-unknowns’ - things we sense are important but don’t fully understand and cannot predict. Bob Dylan put it well, too, when he sneered ‘there’s something going on here, but you don’t know what it is, do you, Mr Jones’. Both point to the investor’s greatest... Show More

Marcus Tuck

As the world awaits the outcome of the US Presidential and Congressional elections, one important trend that has been largely overlooked during the period of election uncertainty is the return to profit growth of the US corporate sector. Show More

Saxo Capital Markets Australia

Uncertainty looms over Q3 2016 and beyond, but this isn’t necessarily a negative. If uncertainty is met by reforms and improvements, the present risk events could appear in hindsight as harbingers of positive change. Trading in Q3 will be about navigating the increased volatility, understanding how the social contract will... Show More

Patrick Poke

The big news this week, which I’m sure you’d have struggled to miss, was the Fed’s back step on the tightening cycle. After falling for the first half of the week, markets rallied on the news that the Fed had adjusted their ‘dot plot’ to tell us that rate rises... Show More

John Robertson

Metal prices are constantly referred to as being volatile . ‘Volatility’ is frequently used as a substitute for ‘uncomfortably low’ in market descriptions. Volatility should diminish through the trough of the cycle. Consistent with that expectation and contrary to common usage, metal price volatility is nearly as low as it... Show More

Matt Felsman

I spoke with Swiss financial television station Dukascopy TV about geopolitical event uncertainty, Australian AGM season and how can investors be smarter in their stock selection. Over the last 20 years, big positions in traditional Australian blue chip stocks have been rewarding for investors. BHP Billiton Limited and Rio Tinto... Show More