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On austerity, growth and expectations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 29 APR 2013
... than expected employment gain last month (and the rise in the jobless rate to 5.6%) makes the call even more convincing. Ahh yes...surprises - on the up and the down. Rate hike calls in March because the Feb jobs numbers surprised on the upside - more ...
Puke on the punchbowl
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 21 FEB 2013
... -- they're all playing the same song - that the US Federal Reserve could, would or should end QE3 earlier than expected. Ahh, that familiar phrase again -- coulda, woulda, shoulda. I don't know about you but isn't the Fed just engaging in a healthy and ...
All Ords at 5000 overvalued but...
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 14 FEB 2013
... production; America's debt ceiling impasse, and; Standard & Poor's downgrade of the USA to AA. This time could be different. Ahh, those immortal words. Certainly, or hopefully, we won't see a repeat of the catastrophe that hit Japan or any other country ...
Coming in 2014: Aussie recession
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 29 NOV 2012
... 38.8% between 20 December 2011 and last night. So there we have it folks! Nothing seemed to have remained equal for Steen. Ahh... but then, Steen explains that his "Outrageous Forecasts" were "never... an exercise in being right" but more to provoke ...
RBA says its ok
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 NOV 2012
... first time in six years that it has maintained the status quo on Melbourne Cup Day - following yesterday's deliberations. Ahh yes, it'sthe world economy. While the RBA thinks that the "Risks to the outlook are still seen to be on the downside, largely ...
Data deluge delivers no clearer visibility
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 4 OCT 2012
... and lower commodity prices? Fortunately, the RBA's on the job... but it might have to more hard yakka. Here comes the sun. Ahh, but it's not all bad out there. There are some encouraging signs coming out of the world's biggest economy - the good 'ol ...
No BO news till elections please?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 24 SEP 2012
... has shifted to whether or not QEs will work to bring back animal spirits and lead to a longer lasting and durable recovery. Ahh, but then again, it could take years before markets find out the answer to this. Not good enough for algorithmic-driven markets. ...
China FDI flow slows, and?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 AUG 2012
... showed that China managed to pull in FDI's worth US$473.8 bil in 2010 and US$468.2 bil in the last five months of the year. Ahh, then again... don't forget this is China and the politburo declared a self-imposed slowdown to cool its overheating economy ...
Dull night on Wall Street
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 AUG 2012
... expectations for a 0.5% climb and the biggest jump since February -- a good sign. Then again, doesn't good stats mean no more QE? Ahh... but QE hopes linger. Another indicator - the NFIB small business optimism index - fell in July following two consecutive ...
Doing our bit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 13 AUG 2012
... in June, a budget surplus (or small deficit) this fiscal year, the list goes on. With stats like these, what's the worry? Ahh yes! The high A-dollar - the nominated curse of the moment. Even the RBA has named it as one of the downside risks to its upgraded ...
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