In Argentina, if you want to buy something, you need to know which money the seller will accept…and at what rate. ‘Do you want the white rate, the blue rate, or the black rate? Or…
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The ASX doesn’t move in isolation. Frequently we see sell-offs in the US stock market lead to sell-offs on the ASX. We cover recent factors driving the performance of the ASX include things like Brexit, the Federal Reserve interest rates, and commodity prices. Here you can find our coverage of global markets, usually related back to the Australian stock market. We include snippets of world market news with analysis to paint the picture.
We also look at major movements in currency markets (forex) for clues about which way global markets are heading.
This includes the Aussie dollar in relation to major crosses such as the USD, the GBP, the JPY, and the CNY.
We discuss movements in bond markets as low interest rates force investors to search for yield.
Occasionally we will talk about emerging markets too, as trends here can tell us more about global growth.
So when we talk about global markets, whether that be the Chinese economy (which is increasingly debt laden), the US market or even the ailing Japanese and EU markets, we aim to cut through the typical narrative.
We are contrarian because investing with the herd often leads to poorer returns.
What’s the relationship between the ASX and global markets?
Sometimes action is sector specific.
For example, when the US tech sector gets pummelled Aussie tech stocks frequently also decline.
But broad-based moves, driven by trade war/deal developments, also sweep up ASX-listed stocks in their wake.
What is The Rum Rebellion’s perspective on global markets?
We present a variety of views on global markets at The Rum Rebellion.
Not all our editors think alike.
But what you can be certain of is that we are not an establishment media outlet.
We all agree that globalisation has left many investors empty handed — hoodwinked by low interest rates and technocratic manipulation.
To make our point, we use informative charts and profiles of major companies.
We aim to dig beneath the surface and go behind the headlines that you will find in mainstream financial news outlets.
By following our coverage here, you can understand major trends in global markets as well as any warning signs (or opportunities for profit) we spot along the way.
The government is subtly changing that narrative. Be prepared to leave next to nothing behind. In the coming years, I expect to see reverse mortgages increase in popularity.
The ‘time in’ myth has been a very clever piece of industry marketing. It doesn’t even stand up to the most basic test of common sense. Would you prefer to invest a few months prior…
These fantasies are not harmless. They encourage the world’s central bankers to print more and more money…until inflation finally explodes like a bottle of champagne. Then, who’s going to put the cork back in?
Don’t take your financial freedom of choice for granted. It may be what the lockdowners are coming for next…
History does not repeat, but it rhymes… Anyone who believes this market can continue higher AND remain there, is, by definition a supreme optimist. This current ‘everything’ bubble is going to meet its pin.
Is 2021 the year the music comes to a crashing halt in the financial markets? Maybe that’s part of the plan too. The ‘Great Reset’ discussed by the global elite in Davos (organised by Klaus…
It was probably a desire to get back to normal — more, even, than the alleged votes from dead people — that gave Joe Biden a slim margin of victory in the US presidential election.
The Qantas Airways Ltd [ASX:QAN] share price has reached its highest point since the market crash in March, with renewed hope the skies will soon be clear for take-off. The ASX has rejoiced this morning…