Archive for March, 2013

Japan’s Nikkei Posts Best Back-to-Back Quarter Since 1972

Could this be a start of another Japanese boom ?

Looking at the graph below you can see last time the Nikkei went up by a factor of 8!!
Garph link

Sentiment has changed here over the coming months in my 8 year time here I have never seen it so positive!

Abenomics is the key , lets make sure he keeps up the good work .

Tony Evans

Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average (NKY) rose today, capping its best back-to-back quarterly performance since 1972, on optimism policy makers will stimulate the economy and as U.S. data boosted optimism about global growth.
The Nikkei 225 rose 0.5 percent to 12,397.91 at the close of trading in Tokyo. The measure closed 19 percent higher this quarter, extending the 17 percent increase in the previous quarter. That’s the best two-quarter performance since December 1972, when the measure rose 37 percent.

Japan’s Nikkei Posts Best Back-to-Back Quarter Since 1972

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.- Dr Seuss

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Dr Seuss

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S&P Smashes through all time high

Confident High , Markets are BOOMING ! But is the market getting slightly ahead of itself ? GDP growth is slower than expected , unemployment still quiet high and personal/ public debt is still high .
My
Opinion on this is the markets are all driven by human emotion ( greed , fear ) at the moment everyone want to join the party ! I personally have started to take profit , profit is only profit if you have it in your pocket .

Lets see what the 2nd quarter has in stall for us

The below article was from

Tony Evans , Tokyo

S&P Smashes through all time high.

28 Mar, 2013

S&P Smashes through all time high

The S&P 500 smashed through a half-decade-old record as stocks continued their strong rally today.

The push to record territory came in mid-morning trading, as the S&P 500 broke past its previous record close of 1565.15 on Oct. 9, 2007.

The push to record territory came in mid-morning trading, as the S&P 500 broke past its previous record close of 1565.15 on Oct. 9, 2007.

The rally in stock prices has been fuelled by recent reports showing the U.S. economy is recovering, albeit at a sluggish pace. And investors have concluded that the financial markets aren’t immediately threatened by a debt crisis and recession in Europe or by fiscal dysfunction in Washington.

“Confidence is being restored, not just among investors but among businesses and consumers,” says Jason Ware, market strategist at Albion Financial Group in Salt Lake City, Utah. “They’re feeling better about the world, the economy and the market… 2008 and 2009 were pretty difficult, but we’ve come a long way.”

A major driver of the stock market in recent years has been multiple rounds of stimulus by the Federal Reserve and other central banks around the globe. The Fed has pumped billions into the economy, keeping interest rates near record lows. That in turn has made traditionally safe investments like bonds less attractive, pushing investors into riskier assets such as stocks.

If you wish to find out more, speak to a deVere Financial Adviser today.

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Re blogging & commenting @nigeljgreen -No Euro Bank is Safe Now

I read the below this morning and to me it just emphasized the rule ” risk reward ” for the interest you need to take into account there is a chance for loss .
All the bailed out banks/ country , one thing is always apparent before the crash these banks were offering higher interest than the counterpart , why ? As the market saw they were a higher risk , they appealed to human greed factor ,
My personal view is people need to relies risk & reward , sometimes you win and sometimes you loose , that’s capitalism .

At the moment it’s capitalism with government guarantee !!!

Lets go back to basics

Tony Evans

No Euro Bank Is Safe Now

MARCH 26, 2013
The rescue of Cyprus sets precedents for the euro zone that may stick in the memory of depositors and bondholders alike as investors debate who will next fall victim to the debt crisis. Under the terms of the agreement struck yesterday in Brussels, senior Cypriot bank bond holders will take losses and uninsured depositors will be largely wiped out.

The message that savers of all types can be coerced into helping a cash-strapped natio will make investors more fearful they’ll be targeted if Italy, Spain or even Greece again is next in line to need help. The risk is that bank runs and bond market selloffs become more likely the moment a country applies for a new rescue.

We now have a new type of rule and everyone within the euro zone has to sit down and see what that implies for their own finances.

Until now, euro region officials had left bank depositors and senior bondholders untouched as they tried to rescue the bloc’s struggling economies .

The Irish banking system collapsed partly because its government refused to renege on a guarantee to deposit holders made after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. collapsed.

The Cyprus crisis has opened up some precedents that will make investors more worried about how future euro zone crises will evolve.

They will swear black and blue that Cyprus is a unique case but so was Greece. I personally believe this crisis in particular has been handled badly and will cause problems in the next few months in many other countries.

Spain’s economy minister yesterday was keen to point out yesterday that a Cyprus-style bailout could not be extrapolated to any other country.
Does anyone believe him though ?
Investors should take advice from a financial advisor. There is potentially another crisis in Euro banks I believe.

Nigel Green deVere Group

Blog written 26th March

Manufacturing of latest technology to be shifted to America

A great piece on how hightech company are moving back to the USA.in my opinion this is no surprise as theft of Technology in the emerging market ,

Without patens and protection of them companies will loose huge amount of income ,

Re blogged from deVere Group
Tony Evans

Manufacturing of latest technology to be shifted to America.

Manufacturing of latest technology to be shifted to America

Big technology companies like Google and Apple are favouring the United States as their preferred location for manufacturing their million-dollar investments in cutting edge technology.

Earlier this week, Google announced that it will manufacture Project Glass, its futuristic digital eyewear in America – in a high-profile example of the return of electronics manufacturing to the US, according to the Financial Times.

Specifically, the headsets of the next generation wearable computing will be manufactured at a Foxconn plant in Santa Clara, California – making it the second product that we know Google has manufactured on US soil, Verge has revealed.

Google Glass is an ambitious gadget that has already sparked obsession amongst tech lovers. It features an inbuilt camera that is controlled by voice recognition software and can send photos and videos directly to the web, via a connected smartphone. It also carries a small screen above the wearer’s right eye that displays search results and other information.

The high cost and complexity of the project therefore made it much more practical to base manufacturing operations near Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters.

Furthermore, in December, Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged to invest $100 million in American manufacturing to build Mac computers there. The company said that it will work with partners, rather than do it themselves, and that the operations will include more than just final assembly, wrote.

Such decisions to manufacture in America will definitely set a smile on US President Barack Obama, as this would boost his drive to ensure that ‘the next revolution in manufacturing is Made in America’, as announced during his State of the Union address.

Quote – In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

Saw this yesterday and went what a cracking quote by an amazing lady ,

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

Coco Chanel

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work hard in silence let success make the noise

How old school is that ?
Agreed

work hard in silence let success make the noise

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