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Bassanese Bites: Goldilocks economy? – Week beginning: 08 May 2018

Simmering trade tensions and Fed fears meant global equities were generally subdued over much of last week, but ended with...

Bassanese Bites: Tug of War – Week beginning: 30 April 2018

US stocks ended flat over the past week reflecting a tug-of-war between ongoing good earnings reports and a rise in...

Weekly Insights From The FNArena News Desk 23/04/18

Last week’s disappointing labour market data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics mark an important new development for calendar...

Bassanese Bites: US Bond breakout – Week beginning: 23 April 2018

It was a better week for global equities as fallout from the Syrian airstrikes was limited allowing markets to re-focus...

Weekly Insights From The FNArena News Desk 16/04/18

It is a fact not often highlighted by and among investors in energy and mining stocks, but financial market participants...

Bassanese Bites: Oil Surge – Week beginning: 16 April 2018

On balance it was a positive week for global markets with the highlight being a conciliatory speech on trade tensions...

Weekly Insights From The FNArena News Desk 09/04/18

After what turned out an unusually low volatile and robust uptrend in 2017, at least for US equities, the outlook...

Bassanese Bites: Earnings to the rescue? – Week beginning: 09 April 2018

Global equities on balance ended down again last week as, after a few days of hopeful chatter on a US-China...

Bassanese Bites: Bull in a China Shop – Week beginning: 03 April 2018

Global markets tried to recover ground last week with reports that US President Trump was keen to strike a trade...

Bassanese Bites: Trade tantrum – Week beginning: 26 March 2018

It was a “risk-off” week for global markets, with the major tremor stemming from US President Trump’s (yes him again!)...