PayPal is missing the whole Services Pie

Our investigation concluded that services providers are completely unprotected by PayPal. “PayPal has no intentions to providing sellers of services with protection from chargebacks and will always refund the client – no matter how compelling or complete your evidence is” In recent months Rao Companies Australia has partnered with a start-up and services provider named […]

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Australian Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes 19th May 15 – Aussie short opportunities

The $AUDUSD has been acting irrationally for weeks now. We are seeing and unexpected strength in the AUD even after negative numbers. This was being fuelled by the US economy losing momentum and China turning down interest rate. The RBA has made indication today however that the Australian Dollars Joyride must come to an end. […]

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Australian Dollar must start falling now

The Australian Dollar was able to maintain footing near the .7970 mark throughout the week but there must be an end in sight. The RBA was not able to trigger the desired effect and if anything triggered a search for .80 in the rally that followed the pitch of Glenn Stevens indicating the end of […]

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The Great AUD Con – rates drop

So traders around the world were astonished and some lost the house when the RBA cut rates. As in with the ECB every time the rate was cut the currency started a fast downward wave as the liquidity in the market increases. But apart from a sudden 40 pip drop the AUD rose by to […]

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Australian Real Estate – Bubble ready to burst yet?

Fines and jail terms is what the Australian Government has proposed currently to ease the real estate pricing that is forcing many locals into a lifetime of renting. The punishment will not only extend to investors but also agents that fail to comply. Whilst the changes will be announced in the coming week the Government […]

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FOMC 29th April 2015: Is the US heading back towards 2013 woes?

Most recently the US was reporting positive numbers across the range and a large part of the conversation was around interest rate hikes and  a higher interest in the USD Bond market. The FOMC meeting has changed the spectrum of the ongoing conversation with no talk preluding to an interest rate hike or relative timeframe. GDP for […]

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Myer – exits, lawsuits and falling stocks

Bernie Brookes lacked the forward thinking and modern arsenal required to win in the 21st centuries dynamic retail space. Senior staff and department heads had been awaiting his exit and have had their wishes finally answered. But incoming CEO Richard Umbers also lacks the certain charisma associated and required by the Fashion and Retail giant. […]

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2015 Outlook on Currencies

2015 saw a bullish market on the USD rates with Janet Yellen being tipped across the range to increase interest rates in Q1. Official minutes however made a clear indication that this is not the case at least until April. The major SP500 started with losses on major downs on the commodity pricing changes with […]

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Foxtel worried – Netflix coming to Australia

Foxtel, which is owned Telstra Corporation Ltd (50%) and The News Corporation Ltd (50%) seems to have an uphill battle ahead.

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RBA – how the conversation changed to lower rates ahead now?

For months on end we have heard the RBA gang talk about how an interest hike is ahead and how low the AUD should fall for a level of comfort.

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