Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Apple creates FedEx overnight…!!!

Wowzers! Apple smashed lots of records last night and investors are using the latest data to assess the “value” they missed in the franchise before the results. Early indications suggest Apple’s market value will rise by $50 billion today….

January 28th, 2015 by

Value

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Banks: Watching a bank run in Greece…..

We have previously written about keeping a firm eye on deposit flows in the Greek banking system. With election results only a few days, the implosion of bank share prices is not encouraging…

January 28th, 2015 by

Financials

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Bond market doesn’t believe Austrian bank management…

It’s deja-vu all over again as Yogi Berra would say….but if you’re a CFO of Austrian bank Raiffeisen International you’d say “Despite ongoing speculation, I want to reassure the market that no capital increase is planned”….

January 27th, 2015 by

Financials

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Chart of the Day: Some YEN lessons for the euro on QE…

Whoosh, the euro is rapidly heading towards 1.10 against the USD. But where could it ultimately go?  Here’s a few charts….

January 23rd, 2015 by

Technical Trends

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ECB QEuphoria as 3 huge markets fly…….

Not unlike QE announcements in the US and Japan, the reaction of investors in 3 asset classes has been along predictable lines. Here’s the graphic tale from the coalface…..

January 23rd, 2015 by

Debt

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QEazy ECB: 5 thoughts as to what happens next….

Amazingly, we are in our 7th year of central banking assistance to financial markets but there is apparently still a need for an additional €1.2 trillion ECB balance sheet explosion . Here are 5 early WealthiFi observations…

January 22nd, 2015 by

Financials

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US Banks: Could investors have seen the earnings risks earlier?

While the Swiss Franc steroid infusion by its central bank will garner most headlines today it is likely investors in US banks will be nursing some wounds too. JP Morgan disappointed yesterday but there’s more pain today….

January 15th, 2015 by

Financials

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More capital to follow Twitter than Kim in 2015….

This writer was struck over the Christmas holidays by how many reasonably app savvy and news hungry individuals don’t use Twitter as their primary news feed. I just assumed they did.

January 14th, 2015 by

Value

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Banks: The gift that keeps on giving…. to bankers!

JP Morgan has just missed earnings expectations on Wall St. As the mega name in a sullied sector that’s not a great start to 2015 but, frankly, everywhere you look it’s not great news for investors in the bank sector….

January 14th, 2015 by

Financials

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UK Dividend Funds: Commodity funds in disguise….

Oh boy, the indexation dinosaur is about to strike again. Of course, active equity fund managers will be criticised for lacklustre performance in 2014 but do not assume passive tracking of the UK market is without risk.

January 14th, 2015 by

Funds

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