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The Stock Market’s Driving Factors

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Top 5 of the Week of March 20 - Become a #betterinvestor

In our Top 5 this week, we examine what drives the market up and down, ask how expensive stocks are, and look at the power of collective knowledge. All this and more…

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US Dollar Rally Not Closely Tied to Interest Rates

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Chart of the day 24Mar2017 - US dollar rally not colsely tied to interest rates

Chart of the Day: US dollar rally in late 90s and early 2000s was not driven by rising rates. Recent dollar rally not interest rate driven. Dollar strength may be more driven by the risk levels in the rest of the world.

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BFM 89.9: S&M Show – Are Emerging Markets Ripe for a Run?

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BFM 89.9 – S&M Show: After the Trump Bump in the US and the ensuing currency turmoil in the rest of the world, is it now the emerging markets’ turn for some investor love?

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BFM 89.9: Ringgit and Sense – How to Become a Better Investor

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BFM 89.9 – Ringgit and Sense: While passiveness makes big waves in the investing world, there’s still a chance for those who want to take investing into their own hands to learn how.

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What Type of Investor Are You? Active, Passive or DIY Investing?

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You are your own worst enemy when it comes to investing. You can either decide to let someone else do it for you or create a solid investment framework to improve your chances of investment success.

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How to Value Any Company in the World – CFA Malaysia

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Pictures from How to Value Any Company in the World for CFA Malaysia on 22 March 2017.

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What Type of Investor Are YOU?

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Chart of the day 22Mar2017 - What type of investor are you

Chart of the Day: Should you be buying stocks? Follow these questions to assess your situation.

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If Risk Rises, Commodities Could Be an Alternative to Gold

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Chart of the day 22Mar2017 b - If Risk Rises, Commodities Could Be an Alternative to Gold

Chart of the Day: If risk rises, a better alternative to gold could be commodities. Slowing economies, especially emerging markets, caused commodity price fall. Risk is that the whole world slows.

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Gold Could Be an Alternative If Profits Fail to Rise and Inflation Heats Up

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Chart of the day 21Mar2017 - Gold Could Be an Alternative If Profits Fail to Rise and Inflation Heats Up

Chart of the Day: First risk is that US rates rise and Trump is unable to jump start corporate profits. Second is that inflation gets out of control causing Fed to raise more aggressively. If both happened, then gold could be attractive.

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Malaysia Not So Attractive, But Low Volatility

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Chart of the day 21Mar2017 - Malaysia Not So Attractive, But Low Volatility

Chart of the Day: Malaysia appears to be a less attractive market these days. Low ROE of 9.7% and high PE of 16.3x. Growth forecasts are low. The good news, volatility is low.

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