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  • FXCM Launches New Podcast, “FXCM Market Talk”

    Earlier this year FXCM launched its podcast titled "FXCM Market Talk – Your Trading & Finance Podcast." The first episode was uploaded on the 27th of May, with a new weekly episode scheduled for release on a Monday. The podcast is co-hosted by FXCM senior market specialists Russell Shor and Nikos Tzabouras. Listen weekly each Monday Spotify iTunes Sticher The investing space has a lot of competition when is comes…

  • Tapering and the Growth/Value Tension

    The Fed is currently injecting $120bn into the economy every month via its quantitative easing programme. It is doing this by buying $80bn of Treasuries and $40bn of agency mortgage-backed securities and is committed to this until it has achieved "substantial further progress" on meeting its mandates of price stability and full employment. However, substantial progress does seem to have been made in this regard. The payrolls number for July…

  • How Will The Delta Variant Impact The Markets?

    The COVID-19 pandemic brought the financial world to its knees in 2020. Steep sell-offs in equities and commodities plagued the markets as capitulation became a theme for March and April of 2020. Later in the year, a second wave of COVID-19 infections (1 July - 15 October) returned investor angst to the markets. By late-October, the Chicago Board of Trade's (CBOE) Volatility Index (VIX) posted a reading near 40.00—the highest…

  • 10 Largest Companies In Australia By Market Capitalisation

    The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is one of the 10 largest global securities exchanges by value, with a total market capitalisation of about A$2 trillion. It is also the largest market for interest rate derivatives in Asia and among the top five exchanges globally for raising capital. The ASX, which is based in Sydney, was the first major financial market open every day. The Australian Stock Exchange was formed on…

  • Fully Recovered? Australia’s Economy Surpasses Pre-pandemic Levels

    Australia's economy is officially above pre-pandemic levels. Economic activity has bounced back in the past two quarters. Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals Australia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose 1.8 per cent in the March quarter of 2021. But will continued State lockdowns see that growth continue? The news was delivered on June 2nd, in parliament by Josh Frydenberg, Australia's Treasurer: ''Todays national accounts, show that Australian…

  • Year of the SPACs?

    Companies looking to go public have more than one way to achieve their goal, including through Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), a method that has come to prominence in recent years.


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