The Difference An Industry Can Make

With most established listed companies, there is something of a consensus on value. This is because the company has traded publically, and much of their recent commercial history is public information as well. Their revenues and profits may also be quite mature and easy to predict, and the value of future cash flows therefore more easy to determine.

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Bear Call Spread On The XJO

Options provide a large degree of flexibility and can provide traders with a strong advantage when faced with varying market conditions. One particular strategy, the Bear Call Spread, is a strategy where a trader can profit from both sidewards and downward movement. This article will cover the key topics of how and when to apply a Bear Call Spread using a real example from our market.

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Markets Gear Up For An Update On Monetary Policy

Over the coming days we will hear from central bankers in Europe and the US about their plans for monetary policy moving forward. The prevailing belief so far this year has been that a decade of ultra-low interest rates is starting to cause signs of growth in the global economy; and that we will now need interest rate rises to combat against an overheating economy and rampaging inflation.

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Attack and Distract

Markets around the world plummeted last week after a terrifying war of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. Both leaders ramped up the rhetoric to suitably epic proportions, threating “doom” and “fury” to the other’s nation.

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Valuing An IPO

It can be very difficult to determine the fair value of an IPO. History would suggest that many IPOs are “under-priced’ and are likely to increase in value as soon as they trade on the market. However, some IPOs fall and trade below their listing price, and as such, the “issue price” of an IPO, or the price that someone participating in the IPO would pay, is not necessarily the best determinant of value.

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Why India Is An Attractive Investment Destination

In the latter half of the twentieth century, liberalisation and massive spending on infrastructure propelled China into an economic powerhouse. Such reforms were a massive boon for the “Middle Kingdom”, leading to rising incomes, incredible economic growth, and strong foreign investment. However, with Chinese growth starting to slow, the golden age of Chinese economic liberalisation may be coming to an end.

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Fed Members Suggest They Will Proceed With Hikes

Yesterday was an eventful day for global markets. Google was fined $US2.7Bn by European anti-trust regulators, another massive ransomware attack caused chaos at companies and institutions around the world, potential stock manipulation in Hong Kong led to $US6bn in losses on a network of questionable and inter-connected firms, and US Republicans again delayed voting on Trump’s proposed healthcare reforms.

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Li3 – Lithium Explorer LCME Updates the Market

Lithium Consolidated Mineral Exploration Limited (LCME) is an ASX listed lithium exploration company (Li3.ASX). LCME holds two large lithium brine projects in Nevada, USA. Their largest project, the Tonopah Lithium Project covers almost ten thousand hectares of land, and is within two miles of proximity to Albemarle’s Silver Peak Lithium mine, which is currently North America’s only producing lithium mine.

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Portfolio Strategy Series: Synthetic Long

I’ve been writing about portfolio options strategies for the past few weeks, and many clients are asking me “Sam, these strategies are great, but what about those of us with a smaller trading bank?” Well, this article is for you. In this article, I will focus on a portfolio strategy for those starting with a smaller bank.

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Bear Call Spread On AMC

Options provide a large degree of flexibility and can provide traders with a strong advantage when faced with varying market conditions. One particular strategy, the Bear Call Spread, is a strategy where a trader can profit from both sidewards and downward movement. This article will cover the key topics of how and when to apply a Bear Call Spread using a real example from our market.

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Safe Havens on the Rise as Investors Fret Over Geopolitics

Last Thursday two US ships launched cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase, in response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack. The attack followed warnings from the Trump administration that chemical weapons attacks were an un-crossable red line for the Syrian regime. Despite this, I doubt many expected the subsequent missile strikes, with news of the strikes sending US stock market futures lower.

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