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History of the ftse 100

Learn when the FTSE 100 was first founded, how it’s grown in relation to the FTSE 250 and which companies have remained listed on the index since its beginning.

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Sharpe ratio: definition and how to calculate it

The Sharpe ratio is a simple method to compare the risk and reward of different portfolios. Learn the formula with only three figures.

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April 11, 2023 06:30 AM
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S&P500 range now locked and loaded?

The S&P500 extended its rebound overnight, brushing off another round of hawkish Fed Speak ahead of the start of the Sep 10 Fed blackout period AND ahead of next week's all-important CPI release.

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Stocks don’t believe the Fed!

Does the Fed have it wrong? Bad data is good data for the stock market as it means that the Fed will raise rates as a slower pace

August 4, 2022 05:55 AM
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Preview of AU Dec Jobs data and where to next for the ASX200

Tomorrow at 11.30 am Sydney time, Australian labour force data for December is scheduled to be released.

January 19, 2022 12:34 PM
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ASX200 through a fresh 2022 lens

My first day back in the office today since Christmas Eve, which brings with it the benefits of a recharged battery and a fresh lens to view markets.

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RBA preview and what comes next for the ASX200?

At its last scheduled monetary policy meeting for 2021, the RBA tomorrow will likely keep interest rates on hold at 0.1% and reiterate that interest rates are unlikely to rise until inflation is sustainably back within its target band.

December 6, 2021 02:57 PM
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AU Q3 GDP preview and what Omicron means for the ASX200

Headlines on Friday that new cases of the Omicron variant had been detected in Hong Kong, enough to see the already teetering ASX200 fall 128 points, locking in a 1.6% loss on the week.

November 29, 2021 03:45 PM
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Stronger wages data unable to boost the ASX200 after soft CBA trading update

Over the past week and a half, the intraday volatility in the ASX200 has reminded of a caged animal. Its behaviour becoming increasingly frenetic in its attempts to break the confines of a well-established range.

November 17, 2021 01:41 PM
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SoMP Preview and what comes next for the ASX200

Wrapping up a massive week for antipodean markets, the RBA’s Quarterly Statement of Monetary Policy (SoMP) that contains the RBA’s key forecasts is released tomorrow.

November 4, 2021 03:41 PM
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MAS unexpectedly tighten and what comes next for the China A50

The central bank of Singapore, The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) unexpectedly tightened its monetary policy settings today, to “ensure price stability over the medium term” amid higher inflation.

October 14, 2021 03:50 PM
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ASX200 eases ahead of AU business and consumer confidence data

A strong rally on Friday helped the ASX200 close last week 1.9% higher at 7320, bringing a run of four straight losing weeks to an end.

October 11, 2021 01:33 PM
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China A50 basing ?

Contrary to moves in other key global indices, September proved to be a good month for the China A50 as it finished up 4.50%. This may come as a surprise given the turmoil caused by China property developer, Evergrande.

October 7, 2021 01:33 PM

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