There’s no question that spotting growth in emerging countries — economies in need of our resources — at the right time is a huge opportunity for Australian investors. And luckily, I think there’s an equally compelling story right now that could have similar benefits for brave investors. It’s not in China though…
China's President has called it ‘the project of the century.’ The initiative is motivated by a desire to boost economic growth in both China and nearby countries. This will provide a growing market for trade. It’s the largest overseas investment plan ever launched by a single country.
Earlier this week, Japanese stock market index Nikkei 225 saw their stocks decrease by 0.15%. What caused the drop?
According to Bloomberg, ‘Mom-and-pop investors haven’t been this crazy for Hong Kong initial public offerings since 2009.’
After going sideways for five months, the Aussie market has been on a tear lately. At the same time, our largest trading partner, China, has been in the news — and not all of it is for positive reasons.
While all the focus is on western economies which have been plodding along, I’m expecting Asian markets to be really strong in the coming year. A strong Asia will present opportunities on the ASX and keep our market bubbling.
What has happened…while other indices like the S&P 500 have enjoyed double digit gains, our own market has gone nowhere. At the start of the year, the ASX 200 was trading at 5,700 points. It now trades around 5,655 points.
The market can be extremely complex and confusing. While investing seems pretty simple in hindsight, knowing what to do in the present moment is not so easy. It’s why so many amateur and professional investors fail to outperform the market over the long run.
No other topic is dominating headlines at the moment like Trump’s verbal assault on North Korea. The US president has promised ‘fire and fury’ in response to..
Companies such as Qantas Airways Ltd [ASX:QAN] and Webjet Ltd [ASX:WEB], are trading around all time highs. When we relate that with what’s happening with US leisure stocks, and European luxury goods, the question you then ask yourself is, does any of this suggest an imminent recession?