Commodities
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global economy problems stemming from trade wars
The Big Problem with the Global Economy
global economy problems stemming from trade warsThe latest news to worry investors is the prospect of a trade war. The big problem here is that the post-Second World War global economy isn’t really designed for balanced global trade. It was for a little while. But as the US began to consume more than it produced in the 1960s, gold started leaving Fort Knox to balance the tab.
BHP versus Rio Tinto
BHP, Rio TintoResources have been the big outperformers since the global bull market got underway in early 2016. Since those lows, BHP’s share price has soared nearly 130% (to the January 2018 peak), while RIO’s isn’t far behind, up just over 126%.
The ‘Magic’ of the Aussie Dollar
aussie dollarAustralia, as an investment destination, suffers from an increase in risk perceptions. Foreign capital is less willing to invest here, or buy debt issued by the banks to fund the mortgages of Aussie battlers. As a result, the Aussie dollar falls. However, the ‘magic’ of a falling dollar is that it increases the purchasing power of foreign currency.
Watch These Two Chinese Economic Indicators
chinese economy indicators, global techAmongst all the panic and hand-wringing over what the volatility of the past week means, we haven’t heard much about China. Which is kind of crucial, especially for Australia. Put simply (and accurately) if China holds up, Australia will be fine. So, is China holding up?
The Leading Technology of Your Lifetime
technology and grapheneSince its discovery in 2004 by UK-based researchers Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, researchers have been salivating at the possibilities of the unique material that is graphene. It has applications in nearly every industry, from new ones like batteries and renewables to established industries like microchips and construction. Consider the markets it is set to disrupt.