Insights

This week will be all about Brexit…

This week will be all about Brexit, with the latest polls suggesting the Remain campaign have a slight edge. The murder of Jo Cox has tarnished the leave vote... » Read more

Equity markets across the globe are increasingly showing signs of fatigue…

Equity markets across the globe are increasingly showing signs of fatigue as risk appetite waves on approach to several key events over the coming weeks. The UK referendum is increasingly looking... » Read more

The RBA kept rates unchanged at 1.75%…

The RBA kept rates unchanged at 1.75%, stating that the current rate is consistent with CPI returning to target.  FX rate up to 0.7415 from 0.7375 prior to announcement.  FULL... » Read more

Major markets in some turmoil now regarding US interest rates and USD direction…

Friday’s Non-farm Payrolls (+38k vs. expected +160K) hugely undershot market expectations and sparked a sharp reappraisal of US Federal Reserve rate hike expectations; the market looks well justified for not... » Read more

Independence – Navigating the murky waters between Audit & Non-Audit services…

With financial year-ends approaching, company directors will soon be presenting annual reports of the company they manage on behalf of their shareholders. Many readers of financial statements go straight... » Read more

Reserve rate hike speculation again this week…

Global markets look set to be dominated by US Federal Reserve rate hike speculation again this week, as Fed Chair Yellen remarks over the weekend kept the door open... » Read more

AUD pairs still appear to have further downside risk on the horizon..

Most AUD pairs still appear to have further downside risk on the horizon in the coming sessions. There is little local data of note this week, however both Glenn Stevens... » Read more

Greenback turned after it bounced off key support (92.00) in the USD Index..

The fortunes of the Greenback seem to have turned after it bounced off key support (92.00) in the USD Index; should it now break through 95.00 we would expect broad... » Read more

AUD hammered across the board as the RBA lowered interest rates and inflation…

The AUD was hammered across the board last week as the RBA lowered interest rates by 25bps to 1.75% and also lowered the inflation expectations to a 1-2% band... » Read more

Financial year-end headaches…

It’s the time of year that has many in finance feeling anxious and stressed by the thought of late nights and urgent deliverables for what is the business-end of... » Read more

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