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A trade war, if that is what is to eventuate, will do little to help a Chinese economy already showing clear signs of slowing.

Aug 13 2018

The story below was first published on 24 July 2018 as Weekly Insights. It has now been re-published as a Feature Story.

Jul 27 2018


Research house Incrementum believes the tides are changing for global monetary policy, the reserve currency and technology. Such a changing of the tides could lead to another global crisis, from which gold would again provide a safe haven.

Jun 28 2018

In the shadow of the Royal Commission, the Big Four banks have delivered results that point to a subdued outlook, while risks and uncertainties remain.

Jun 06 2018


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Rudi’s Comprehensive Feb 2018 Review

Mar 28 2018

A comprehensive assessment of the February 2018 reporting season that overwhelmingly surprised in a positive sense, but was unfortunately overshadowed by macro concerns.


FNArena Reporting Season Monitor February 2018

Mar 16 2018

The February 2018 result season has proven to be the most successful in the history of the FNArena Result Season Monitor.


Outlook For 2018: Australia

Jan 23 2018

Australia’s growth in 2017 has lagged that of a synchronised global economy, reflected in a positive but underperforming stock market. Is 2018 the year of catch-up? Or are further domestic pressures building?


Outlook For 2018: Global

Jan 17 2018

2017 has been a remarkable year in global markets. Will it all come to an end in 2018? Or 2019? Brokers, economists and research houses offer their views.


Australian Banks: Could Have Been Worse

Dec 14 2017

A Royal Commission is a clear negative for Australian banks but “lesser of the evils” positives dull the impact and bank valuations have already been de-rated.


Australian Banks: Reporting Season Wrap

Nov 15 2017

Take out weak market income and Australia’s major banks showed solid underlying trends in their results. But for how long?


Australian Banks: It’s All About Politics

Oct 20 2017

Conditions for Australia’s big banks are, if anything, improving, but brokers cannot become excited while political scrutiny continues to dominate.


Rudi’s August 2017 Review

Sep 21 2017

The final verdict over an August reporting season that, all in all, failed to put a bid under the Australian share market.


FNArena Reporting Season Monitor August 2017

Sep 05 2017

A summary of the previous session’s corporate earnings result releases, including broker views, ratings and target price changes and beat/miss assessments.


Australian Banks: Unquestionable Relief

Jul 27 2017

The matter of capital requirements has finally been resolved by APRA, but do bank investors have anything to look forward to?