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Andia Rispah is a Personal Finance & Investment Writer who helps Financial Advisors to create valuable content to help their clients make smarter financial investments. I use my industry experience to write content that builds awareness, trust and turns readers into raving fans.

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Asia stocks edge higher in dull trade.

Asian stocks edged higher in lackluster trade on Thursday, a day after Christmas as markets in Hong Kong and Australia remained closed for the holiday. Mainland Chinese stocks rose with Shanghai composite going up 0.85% to around 3,007.35. The Shenzhen component added 0.72% to 10,303.72. The Shenzhen composite also gained 0.721% to about...

Dollar edges up vs. yen while risk-sensitive currencies held firm

On Thursday, the dollar edged up against the yen. At the same time, risk-sensitive currencies remained optimistic about easing the US-China trade tensions and a pick up in global economic growth. The dollar traded at 109.53 against the yen- 0.2% higher and within striking distance of a six-month high of 109.73 touched earlier this month....

Private equity boom in India, will it continue in 2020?

In the past three years, we have seen a boom in private equity (PE), and venture capital (VC) funds investing billions. In 2016 they invested about $12.8 billion, which tripled to $36.3 billion in 2019 across asset classes and deal sizes. The growth has been robust and diverse for a prolonged period. Deal flow is making a buzz. From nearl...

European shares traded near-record high in thin holiday trade.

On Tuesday, European shares traded near-record highs ahead of the Christmas holiday. Progress on the global economic outlook amid US-China trade talks boosted the shares. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was nearly unchanged at 0813 GMT. The German DAX slipped 0.1%, while France’s CAC 40 index edged up 0.1%, and the U.K.’s FTS...

Australian dollar near 4.5-month peak on positive risk sentiment; pound shaky.

On Tuesday, the Aussie held firm near a 4.5month peak on optimism about the US-China trade relations. The GBP was defensive as worries about a chaotic Brexit resurfaced. The Aussie gained $0.069295 in early trade, up 0.12% within striking distance of its Dec. 13 peak of $0.6939- its highest level since late July. The currency has gained o...

USD steady as Yen struggles in subdued trade in Asia

The USD was stable while the Japanese Yen struggled in subdued trade during the holiday break. Contradictory developments around the US-China relations kept a lid on the recent optimism led by an interim trade agreement between the world’s two largest economies. They held investors from placing any aggressive bets. It eventually tur...

Dollar firm after signs of a stable U.S. economy, pound ticks up

At the start of a holiday-thinned week, the dollar held firm, as the U.S. data pointed to steady economic growth. The pound bounced slightly after suffering its biggest weekly fall in three years. Economic data published on Friday showed the U.S. economy was already in its longest expansion in history. It appears to have maintained the mo...

Global shares stall near-record high as trading dwindles before the Christmas holiday.

On Monday, global stocks stalled near a record high, and currency markets remained the same as trading dwindles the year draws to close.  Investors also took profit on gains made this month. The pan-European STOXX 600 index dropped 0.14% by 0851 GMT, after coming close to a record high in the previous session. MSCI’s broadest i...

Private equity firm to buy adviser – Harwood Wealth Management for £91m.

A private equity firm plans to buy Harwood Wealth Management for £91m. Harwood Wealth Management is in the business advisory business. On Monday, the wealth manager announced Hurst Point Topco Ltd, backed by a private equity parent Carlyle had agreed on terms to buy Harwood. The PE firm values Harwood at 16.3 times its unaudited adjusted...

Dollar flat, yuan up as China set to drop some tariffs.

The dollar started a short week in Asia flat amid indications that China and the U.S. continue to make progress in trade talks. The U.S. dollar index was at 97.69 by 8:30 PM ET, flat for the morning but off last week’s highs of 97.758. On Friday, President Trump said he had a “very good talk” with Chinese President Xi Ji...

Mattioli Woods acquires a chartered financial planning firm- The Turris Partnership Ltd.

Wealth manager and employee benefits business Mattioli Woods has acquired The Turris Partnership Limited, in a deal worth up to £1.6m. Turris is a Glasgow-based chartered financial planning firm that adds more than £65m in assets under advice.  All five members of the Turris team will move into Mattioli Woods’ Glasgow office in the first...

Global stocks hit a record high, as pound endures torrid week

On Friday, Global stocks hit a record high as trading wound down before the year-end holidays. The GBP headed towards its worst week for more than two years amid renewed worries about Brexit. MSCI’s world equity index, which tracks shares in 49 countries, gained a smidgeon to 561.31, bettering a record touched on Thursday as optimis...

Dollar gains slightly after the release of a series of data

On Friday, the dollar gained some ground in Asia after a series of data. It had declined for the last two weeks. The U.S. Dollar Index rose 0.08% to 97.035 by 1:30 PM ET. The dollar has made a slight comeback after drifting further on Thursday on the news of the U.S. President’s impeachment by the House of Representatives. Trump is...

Pound headed for its worst week as Brexit worries resurface

A wounded GBP headed for a woeful week as Brexit worries revive. Markets are fearing a chaotic Brexit, while economic data helped the dollar to arrest if recent slides. Overnight, the pound dropped below $1.30 for the first time in a fortnight. It remained at $1.3008 early in the Asian trading hours as worries grew about whether a deal co...

Alternatives investments are rising faster than traditional asset classes – 2020 outlook.

For the last 15 years, then alternative investments have been rising in popularity. Many investors have started looking beyond traditional assets in the search for diversification and higher returns. BCG Consulting Group, in its recent study, showed that AUM in alternative assets has been rising faster than any other investment category,...

Dollar slips on impeachment news; Aussie climbs on jobs data

On Thursday, the USD dropped in Asia after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Donald Trump is the third president to be impeached in U.S. history. However, he is likely to survive a trial in the Republic-led Senate. The Senate will vote in January. The U.S. dolla...

Dollar drops on Trump’s impeachment; Riksbank and BOE eyed

In Europe during the early morning trade, the dollar fell after the Bank of Japan kicked off a busy day of central bank meetings. A series of meetings signaled a no imminent change to its monetary policy. By 3:05 0805 GMT, the dollar index was down 0.1% from late Wednesday at 96.88. As widely expected, the BoJ maintained its short-term in...

European shares edge higher in pre-holiday trading

On Thursday, European shares inched up in pre-holiday trading. Markets were quiet, aside from a handful of corporate updates. The pan-European STOXX 600 rose 0.2% by 0821 GMT with media, utilities, and healthcare sectors leading gains. Now, all eyes turn to the Bank of England’s monetary policy decision, due at 1200 GMT. The meeting...

GBP/NZD exchange rate flounders as Brexit fear resurfaces

Last week, the UK markets closed amid broad optimism that the Conservative Party win would be able to push a softer Brexit. But, yesterday, reality hit the GBP and left the GBP/NZD exchange rate outlook much lower. Last week the GBP/NZD climbed from 2.0000 to 2.0215, even briefly touching on a 2019 high of 2.0403 on Thursday night. Howeve...

Global shares hover near record highs as investors pause for breath

On Wednesday, Global shares hovered near record highs after climbing for five straight sessions. The GBP nursed heavy losses in the wake of renewed Brexit uncertainty. Europe’s stock markets edged higher, having taken a hit the previous session as Boris Johnson made a harder line on Brexit. Earlier, Asian shares had drifted lower, w...

U.S. finalizing rules to limit sensitive tech exports to China

The U.S. is finalizing its regulations to restrict exports of sophisticated technology to China. The five rules cover products like quantum computing and 3-D printing technology that the 2018 law mandated to keep sensitive technologies out of hands of rival powers. Before drafting the rules, Commerce sought industry comments last year on...

Pound falls as Brexit risks blow up again

On Wednesday, the GBP fell in Asis as Brexit risks resurface. The GBP/USD pair dropped 0.2% to 1.3098 after falling more than1% in the previous session. No-deal Brexit risks resurface after reports in the U.K. said Boris Johnson would change the law to ensure the transitional phase ends as scheduled on Dec.31. It leaves little time to rea...

Goldman Sachs unveils Blackstone-like investments group and names co-heads

Goldman Sachs has unveiled a Blackstone-like alternative investment group as part of its strategic plan to present at the company’s much-anticipated investor day next month. David Solomon, Goldman’s chief executive, wrote to staff in a memo on Monday. His two top lieutenants described the Alternative Capital Markets and Strate...

Dollar ticks lower as China remains cautious on U.S.-China trade deal

On Monday morning, the FX Market was on hold with the USD slightly lower, anticipating further details on the US-China trade agreement. Phase one trade deal is expected to almost double U.S. exports to China over the next two years. China has remained cautious ahead of the signing of the agreement. Lighthizer said there would be some rout...

Asian stocks rode on the Wall Street wave to the 18-month peak.

On Tuesday, Asian stocks rose to an 18-month high as the trade deal optimism, and positive economic signals in China and Wall Street rallied. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 1% to its highest since June 2018.  Japan’s Nikkei touched its firmest in more than a year, while markets from Shangh...

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