Why Zynga beats King

Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) has been a strong speculative bet for a while since it has undergone some key changes including leadership and acquisitions.

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Massive EUR short opportunities 28th Aug 2014

There are massive shorting opportunities available tonight on the EURUSD as the market has taken a decisive action in

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Qantas – Flying low.

Qantas has reported a AUD$2.84b net loss, which is well above the expected AUD$1.1b. However pre tax losses were lower that the expected AUD$750m at AUD$644m.

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When you need an Oracle – Burger King to acquire Tim Hortons

In a deal that is worth over US$11b, Burger King is really banking on the new merger to come through on the new tax savings, which a Canada HQ can offer.

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Amazon to acquire Twitch for $970m

Months after rumors started floating about Google having made a play to acquire Twitch.tv, a dedicated video site for the gaming community to share in-game videos, Amazon has finally announced the acquisition for the same price. Amazon has advised that company is to remain independent and Jeff Bezos reiterated mutual learning opportunities. Amazon’s acquisition is […]

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Citi – Iceberg ahead.

Citi bank is plagued with various issues from an impending retail services exit in Japan to major problems with regulators since 2004 on the banks anti-money laundering program. Earlier this year the Federal Reserve Bank also rejected Citi from executing a buyback and dividend plan they had hoped to roll out. CEO Michael Corbat has […]

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Jackson Hole – Economic Policy Symposium 2014

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is having its annual with the following headliners on Friday the 22nd: 8 a.m. Opening Remarks Janet L.Yellen Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 12:30 p.m. Luncheon Address Speaker: Mario Draghi President, European Central Bank The Symposium will evolve around the labor markets and relative […]

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US data positive all around – Euro Zone gloomy

Europe consumer confidence has fallen to its lowest levels since April. In the US positive results produced below expected unemployment numbers and jobless claims whilst existing home sales are on the up by beating expectations by .13M. This is fuelling downward pressures on the EURUSD which haven’t let up since Mario Draghi’s negative interest rate […]

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BoE triggers long GBPUSD opportunities

Two members of the BoE voted towards a rate hike indicated confidence in the UK’s progress. This is a good indicator of changing sentiment as other members did not vote for the rate hike solely based protecting growth targets and stress proofing the economy. Whilst the USD has received support due to housing and permit […]

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Eurozone – recovery not on track

Mario Draghi may still have his stars in the Euro zone but with the LTRO policy, low interest rates – the desired effect is not triggering relaxed enough lending behaviour in both banking and business sector. GDP rates depicted here show a slow decline in growth. Is Draghi ready for some QE?

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