Robin Hood investment strategies
'ROBIN Hood, Robin Hood riding through the glen … Feared by the bad, loved by the good."
Investment risks of US Independence Day
THE July 4 national anthem line, the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, seems a more apt backdrop than usual this year as the US holiday takes place against the still fomenting Black Lives Matter protests, an increasing Covid-19 toll and the highest unemployment levels ever...
This dead cat has nine lives
A MONTH ago, we worried about a dead cat bounce, but it turned out that this particular cat was able to use one of its nine lives.
Stock markets looking good? Beware the snapback
IS the economy smarter than the market? This is the key question and the answer determines how we manage investments and how we trade the market. With unemployment levels not seen since the Depression, shuttered shops, businesses that will not reopen, and business that will reopen but not be...
A tale of two infections
CAN you contain Covid with cash? Or is it contained with better health measures? The United States and many Western countries seem to believe they have little to learn from China or Singapore so their response is that you can contain Covid with a trillion-dollar rescue package. Singapore...
Covid-19 impact may push markets down a new pathway
THE market impact of Covid-19 is not a passing phase. It brings with it a market reset. It doesn't change the credit fundamentals in the same way as the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). This seismic change strikes at the structure of modern economic activity and exposes cracks and weaknesses.
Recovery will still be made-in-China
IF, when China sneezes world markets catches a cold, then what happens when China is hit with coronavirus?
Gold bugs should avoid the light
LIKE moths to a flame, gold bugs are attracted to higher prices. Sometimes this attraction results in self-immolation, but more often it results in self-deception. The gold bug lives in hope. Evidence of this is in the chart pattern identified on the weekly chart of gold. It is a bullish flag...
Christmas currency shopping: pound or euro?
LONDON or Paris? It's not too late to decide where to spend Christmas so the outlook for the pound (GBP) and the euro is part of the decision making. Both currencies have developed strong rallies in the context of a long period of downtrend behaviour. A sustainable rally that develops into a new...
Flagging market concerns
IN the Japanese port of Sabso, the grey navy ships practised their docking procedures. On the bow flew the Japanese flag, a red circle on a white background. On the stern flew the old Japanese Imperial flag with the 16 rays of the rising sun.