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Beginning of the end for Bitcoin

January 17, 2018 - 06:39 -- Admin

Crypto carnage last night as global regulators close in on the world’s first global pyramid scheme and bubble: BTC has broken support (if that even makes any sense): As China and Korea move to regulate and block it. I have absolutely no idea where it goes from here except to say that regulators are moving

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Rental vacancies rise

January 17, 2018 - 00:15 -- Admin

Via SQM: Vacancy Rates Increase in Most Cities in December   Data released by SQM Research this week has revealed the national residential vacancy rate was 2.5% in December 2017, with the number of vacancies Australia-wide increasing to 80,092 – an increase on the month of November. All capital cities have increased their vacancy rates in December however, Hobart’s vacancy rate

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Are 2018 state elections a risk for Turnbull or Shorten?

January 17, 2018 - 00:09 -- Admin

From Poll Bludger: With a brace of state elections on the horizon, and a long way left to run for the Section 44 saga, Australia faces a busy electoral calendar in the year ahead, with a number of pitfalls looming for Prime Minister and Opposition Leader alike. Two state elections are in store for March

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Oil historically overbought

January 17, 2018 - 00:06 -- Admin

Some charts today from John Kemp:   Looks like the hot money is all on one side of the boat. More here. Any US shale response will tip it over.

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Energy shock bleeds business dry

January 17, 2018 - 00:06 -- Admin

Via Domainfax: Based in the outer Melbourne suburb of Bayside, ANCA is one of an increasingly rare cohort of Australian manufacturers. The precision tool manufacturer employs more than 1000 staff globally, with 450 in Australia, and turned over $180 million last year, but when its power supply contracts were up for renewal co-founder Pat Boland

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Links 17 January 2018

January 17, 2018 - 00:05 -- Admin

Global Macro/Investing/Economics Researchers find that one person likely drove Bitcoin from $150 to $1,000 – Techcrunch Hedge Funds Are Making Money From Exotic Bets – Bloomberg The Momentum Game Has Returned to the Stock Market – WSJ The Dollar’s Decline Has a Flipside for Markets – WSJ Fiat Chrysler’s Marchionne: The Future of Cars Will Be Electric and Commoditized -Bloomberg

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Daily iron ore price update (down we go)

January 17, 2018 - 00:05 -- Admin

Iron ore price charts for January 16, 2017: Tianjin spot fell 90 cents to $75.60. Paper firmed a little overnight. Coking coal was hammered. Steel is stable. CISA output at major mills roared back 3.6% in late December. The last point may prove very important for the timing of the coming price correction. If pollution

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Macro Afternoon

January 16, 2018 - 17:26 -- Admin

A solid day across Asia despite the poor lead overnight from the lack of trading in the US and the pullback in European stocks. Only Aussie stocks pulled back as the USD regained a small amount against the majors, including Yen, after being pummelled for nearly a week.  Bonds were largely unchanged while gold advanced

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