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January 31, 2024
This week’s Big Tech earnings reports are key for investors premium
Five of the Big Tech companies are reporting their earnings this week in what is a critical season.  With a combined market value of more than $10 trillion, the focus is on Microsoft, Alphabet, Meta Platforms, Amazon and Apple between Tuesday and Thursday.  Investors are looking for indications of the firms that will benefit the most from artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.  As I was quoted by Newsmax, The Read More
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January 5, 2024
Investors need to buckle up, as markets could drop by 20% premium
With markets volatile in Q1 2024 and the potential to drop by 20%, investors need to buckle up. However, there may be more opportunities to make money. As I was quoted by Newsmax, Financial Mirror, Investor Ideas, Mena FN, Korea Times, FinBold, and Business News, amongst other media, it’s been a rocky start to the year for markets. US markets mainly declined on the first day of trading of the new year with the Nasdaq Composite Read More
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October 18, 2023
New US House Speaker – Impact on Global Financial Markets premium
Second Round: Setback for Jim Jordan in House Speaker Bid The second round of voting will start later today (Wednesday, October 19) to name the new US House of Representatives Speaker. As Trump ally, Republican Jim Jordan lost the initial vote to become House Speaker on Tuesday. A second vote is now planned at 11:00 (15:00 GMT) on Wednesday. Jordan, who believed he would win the 217 votes required to secure the speakership, came up against Read More
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October 12, 2023
Investors: Avoid Knee-Jerk Moves Amid Israel-Hamas Volatility premium
Rational Responses Amidst Soaring Oil Prices and Regional Tensions Although oil prices surged by 5% following the unexpected attack by Hamas on Israel over the weekend, investors should avoid knee-jerk reactions. Last Saturday, Palestinian Islamist group Hamas launched the largest military assault on Israel in decades. Hundreds of Israelis were killed starting off a wave of retaliatory Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip. At the time of writing, Read More
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September 25, 2023
Central Banks focus on Monetary Policy during busy week premium
It’s been a full-on week for central banks this week, with monetary policy firmly in the spotlight. The US Federal Reserve kicked off proceedings with Wednesday’s meeting. It kept rates steady with the lower bound at 5.25% and the upper bound at 5.50%. However, is prepared to hike rates again in November. As the move was widely forecast by analysts and priced in by markets, investors were more interested in what Chair Jerome Powell and Fed policymakers signalled for Read More
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September 14, 2023
Apple iPhone – Will Tuesday’s event help regain $200bn lost value? premium
Shareholder Surge, Valuation Recovery Remains Elusive Tuesday’s Apple iPhone 15 event will boost prices for shareholders but won’t be enough to recover its stock market valuation. A valuation which declined by over 6% or close to $200 billion in two days last week. Reports that government workers in China have been banned from using iPhones led to a drop in stock prices. The latest iPhone showcase, 'Wonderlust,' will unveil new hardware on Read More
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August 16, 2023
China’s deflation could impact investors around the world premium
As the latest inflation data confirmed, China fell into deflationary territory in July, with consumer prices down 0.3% from last year. Investors worldwide need to prepare for the fallout and revise their strategies. China's government has been minimising deflation fears, with People's Bank of China and National Bureau of Statistics officials saying there is no foundation for long-term price drops. As I was quoted by CBS News, amongst other media, Read More
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July 4, 2023
H2 2023: Investment headwinds and tailwinds premium
Investors will face three key challenges during the remainder of the year: inflation, a slowing global economy and high stock valuations. Now we’re in the second half of the year, investors will be studying the market outlook, macro risks and forecasts. As I talked about on CNBC Africa and was quoted by Advisorpedia and Mena FN, amongst other media, up to now, 2023 has been a better year for economies around the world than many had forecast. That Read More
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July 3, 2023
Global investors eyeing Japan stocks  premium
International investors are due to boost their exposure to Japanese stocks or consider adding them to their portfolios for the first time this year as we see the country’s stock markets hit levels not reached since 1990. Indeed, the Nikkei 225 has surpassed the 30,000 mark, which hasn’t been done in more than three decades. As I explained in columns I wrote for Asia Times and Newsmax earlier this month and was quoted by Advisorpedia, Value Read More
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June 22, 2023
Potential market correction is a key opportunity for investors premium
Stock markets will likely fall over the summer, giving investors a key buying opportunity to boost their portfolios. UK inflation surpassed expectations last month, with consumer prices rising by an annual 8.7%, significantly higher than the Bank of England’s 2% target. And in the US, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell confirmed that rate hikes should be expected as inflation is “well above” where it should be. Indeed, Mr Powell stated: Read More
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June 8, 2023
Investors should be wary of ‘Magnificent Seven’ stocks hype premium
Despite high-profile market commentators highlighting investor rewards for the so-called ‘Magnificent Seven’ stocks - which make up around 90% of gains on Wall Street’s S&P 500 in 2023 –they’re not a silver bullet for investors. The stocks being promoted are Apple, Microsoft, Nvidia, Amazon, Meta, Tesla and Alphabet. As I was quoted by Mena FN, Investor Ideas, Financial Express, Value Walk, Forkast Read More
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May 11, 2023
Investors: Get ready for market volatility this summer premium
Following the release of April's latest US consumer price index data, volatility will be prevalent throughout the markets this summer as investor speculation over the Fed's interest rate policy increases. The latest data out on Wednesday revealed that US CPI declined to 4.9%, which is lower than forecast.  Therefore, investors will be asking themselves, 'What's next'? As I was quoted by Proactive Investors, Mena FN and Investor Ideas, amongst Read More
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