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These Popular Investment Vehicles Could Crash Hard

These Popular Investment Vehicles Could Crash Hard

Stocks sold off on Friday. The Dow fell 211 points. Leading the retreat were tech stocks with the Nasdaq, where they tend to hang their hats, down more than 3%.
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What is Happening to the Gold price?

Thanks to a falling dollar over the past few years, the Aussie dollar gold price has done quite well.
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Rio Tinto’s Dividend Policy May Be on Its Last Legs

Rumours are circling that Rio Tinto [ASX:RIO] is set to announce changes to its dividend policy, which may take effect as early as August. With the ongoing volatility taking place across commodity markets, analysts expect Rio to cut its dividend outlook later this week.
The post Rio Tinto’s Dividend Policy May Be on Its Last Legs appeared first on The Daily Reckoning Australia.

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Falling Rental Yields Still Haunting Property Investors

The past year hasn’t been kind to property investors. In the last three months they’ve sat back and watched home price growth tail off right across Australia. Even fast-growing markets like Sydney have seen prices slow to a crawl.
The post Falling Rental Yields Still Haunting Property Investors appeared first on The Daily Reckoning Australia.

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The RBA and Government are as Deluded as Ever

The RBA thinks the economy is improving. All that debt accumulation is of course creating a short term boost in activity.
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Three Trades You’d Never Expect to See Again

Three Trades You’d Never Expect to See Again

Many traders convince themselves a losing trade can’t get any worse. But it can. I know, from hard won experience.
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The Baltic Dry Index Falls to Lowest Level on Record Ever

We’ve made a habit this past year of tracking the state of the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) at The Daily Reckoning. We feel it’s one of the least tainted global economic indicators available to us. What it says about the global economy will tell you more than any bull or bear stock market ever will.
The post The Baltic Dry Index Falls to Lowest Level on Record Ever appeared first on The Daily Reckoning Australia.

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Making Sense of Gold, US Dollars and Oil

Things calmed down a bit in US markets overnight. Stocks were flat, oil fell a few percent, and gold had another decent session.
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Boomers Are Being Led Like Lambs to the Slaughter

Baby Boomers are retiring at the rate of 10,000 a day. I don’t know what they’re going to do if another crash wipes them out.
The post Boomers Are Being Led Like Lambs to the Slaughter appeared first on The Daily Reckoning Australia.

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The War on the Credit Cycle Has Only Just Begun…

The feds’ War on the Credit Cycle is not over. In fact, it has barely begun. This is a war that the feds can’t afford to lose.
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Sydney Property Market Dips, But Bubble Hasn’t Burst

Sydney Property Market Dips, But Bubble Hasn’t Burst

New figures released by Domain this morning painted a bleak picture for the state of Sydney’s property market. The data showed median house prices across the harbour city falling 3.1% in the quarter to December. That marks the worst price drop for over 20 years.
The post Sydney Property Market Dips, But Bubble Hasn’t Burst appeared first on The Daily Reckoning Australia.

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What Really Drives Stock Market Returns?

When it comes to income investing, it’s pretty easy to get focused on just a couple of key themes. If you’re like many else out there, the first place you might start is with the dividend yield.
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The Socialist Captains of Capitalism!

The bastions of capitalism have clearly taken the world’s most recognisable socialist slogan. Central banks of the world are uniting, in a fight against…market forces!
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Consumer Confidence Down, But Aussies Still Want to Buy Property

Consumer sentiment has fallen to its lowest level since Malcolm Turnbull took office in September last year. According to the latest Westpac-MI index, consumer confidence fell 3.5% in January, to 97.3. This simply means that pessimists now outnumber optimists.
Well, so much for that famed Turnbull effect.
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Bankers are Determined to Destroy Cash, and Why You Should Be Worried

When was the last time you used cash while you were out shopping? If you’re like a growing number of Australians, it’s probably been a while. And who could blame you?
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Why the UN’s Global Tax Proposal is a Dangerous Game

Why the UN’s Global Tax Proposal is a Dangerous Game

The United Nations raised a few eyebrows recently when it suggested taxing rich Muslims, football, and Uber as a way of bridging a shortfall in aid funding. On a list of unconventional taxation ideas, this ranks right up there with the best of them. But we shouldn’t be too surprised by any of this. When it comes to questionable international bodies, the UN has few peers.
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Banks are Right to Tailor Owner Occupier Home Loan Rates

If you’re in the hunt for a home loan, you may have noticed the market has rarely been as varied as it is today. The simpler days of the First Home Owners Grant under Howard are long behind us.
The post Banks are Right to Tailor Owner Occupier Home Loan Rates appeared first on The Daily Reckoning Australia.

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The Verdict on the Australian Economy in 2016

The Bank of America has issued an encouraging outlook for the Australian economy in 2016. Against the backdrop of steadying global growth, the bank is forecasting a positive, if modest, year ahead.
The BoA looked at ten areas that should determine how the Aussie economy fares. Below, we’ll take a look at what the bank had to say about each of them. We’ll also give our verdict on the bank’s assessments.
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Why Iran Wants to Supply China With Oil

Demand for oil in China is expected to grow 3% this year. So in theory Iran could take the market share of whatever growth in oil demand comes out of China.
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Clinton Versus Trump… Who Gets Your Vote?

Let’s put the option to vote for Bloomberg to one side and pretend the choice is between Clinton and Trump.
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House Prices in Sydney Now the Second Least Affordable in the World

House Prices in Sydney Now the Second Least Affordable in the World

That Australia has one of least affordable housing markets in the world won’t surprise most. In a country where double digit yearly price growth is common enough, why would it?
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Happy Australia Day — Get Your House in Order

Australian households have the dubious honour of being one of the most indebted (as a percentage of GDP) in the world.
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Democracy Is No Better Than a Monarchy… or a Dictatorship

As near as we can tell, democracy offers no particular improvement over monarchy, theocracy, or even dictatorship.
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Why the Market Gets it, and the Fed Doesn’t

This is a strange development. The market and the US Federal Reserve are diverging in their views. What’s going on? Has the Fed abandoned stock market punters? Is the famous ‘Fed put’ (the belief that the Fed will always support the market) a thing of the past?
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When Debt Turns a Bear Market into a Grizzly From Hell

The world has taken on $57 trillion more in debt since Lehman Brothers collapsed. So we’ll see the Dow below 6,000 before this is over.
The post When Debt Turns a Bear Market into a Grizzly From Hell appeared first on The Daily Reckoning Australia.

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