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Thailand Facing An Uncertain Future

Thailand Facing An Uncertain Future

Thailand alone in Southeast Asia, was able to maintain its independence during the era of European imperialism. The country maintained a monarchy as a head of state throughout the turbulent 20th century. Yet since the political reforms of 1932, which limited the power of the king, there have been 19 different constitutions and charters. The […]

United States 2016 Presidential Election: Plans For Economic Growth?

United States 2016 Presidential Election: Plans For Economic Growth?

There are now less than 100 days until the next presidential election in the United States. The party conventions have come and gone, yet there is still no clear perception on how either candidate is going to return growth to the American economy. President Barack Obama may be the first regular tenured president to not […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 5

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 5

The big economic news for the week is the spectacular growth in revenue for the United States technology giants and the far lower economic growth than forecast. The American companies of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, are global leaders in their respective fields. Quarter 2 results saw impressive revenue growth overall. The United States economic […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 4

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 4

The major news event effecting markets globally especially in Europe, was the failed coup attempt against President Erdogan that took place in Turkey last Friday. About 290 people were killed and over 50,000 arrested detained or suspended. It is likely these targeted lists were created well in advance by the government. Travel and tourism stocks […]

Elections In Japan Allows Government To Double Down On Abenomics

Elections In Japan Allows Government To Double Down On Abenomics

The electoral victory earlier this month for the government of Japan, will now permit two major goals of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to come to fruition. That is a revision of the constitution and a doubling down on the economic policy, that has become known as Abenomics. The elections results were most likely seen as […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 3

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 3

The major news event effecting markets globally especially in Europe, was the terrorist attack that took place in Nice, France on Thursday. At least 84 people have been killed. Travel and tourism stocks have moved lower as a result, it is creating a terror driven sell off in European markets. The big investment news for […]

European Union Now In The Hands Of German Voters

European Union Now In The Hands Of German Voters

As the United Kingdom moves to withdraw from the European Union (EU) in what has become known as the Brexit, leaders across the Continent are increasingly looking to see what will Germany do under the new set of circumstances. There is no doubt that as the second largest economy in Europe makes preparations to follow […]

Election Results In Australia Guarantee Further Gridlock

Election Results In Australia Guarantee Further Gridlock

The Prime Minister of Australia called for an early election in the hope that he would be able to gain a larger majority in Parliament, permitting his reform agenda easier passage. After more than a week one of the closest elections in half of a century, has finally been decided. The conservative coalition led by […]

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 2

Weekly Market Review & Target Fills July Week 2

The big news for markets this week is the rebound towards the end of the week in global indexes, following the precipitous drop that started the week on continuing Brexit fears, as well as a slowing United States and global economy. The American Dow Jones Industrial Average after losing some 300 points earlier in the […]

The Next European Union Crisis Unfolds: Banks In Italy

The Next European Union Crisis Unfolds: Banks In Italy

The 28 nation European Union (EU) has been in a state of disarray, since the Great Recession and the resulting financial meltdown in 2008 and 2009. The collapse in the American real estate market left banks, investment firms and numerous individual investors with mortgage backed securities that proved to be toxic. So many of these investments were […]