Analysis

  • Stonehenge Capital’s Hedge Fund Strategy Gets Strong Returns

    October 24 2011 12:30 PM

    Florida-based asset management firm Stonehenge Capital Management (SCM) announced Monday that its new direction-neutral hedge fund strategy called Forward Curve Realignment (FCR) resulted in strong returns one month after its launching.

  • South Korea’s IT Competiveness Continues to Drop

    September 29 2011 1:11 AM

    In the recently published 2011 IT Industry Competitive Index report, South Korea ranks 19th place with 60.8 points.

  • Foreign Companies Suffer As China Moves To Save Its Shipping Industry

    September 07 2011 5:31 PM

    Beijing-COSCO Group, a giant state-owned conglomerate shipping company in China demands to small ship owners in dry bulk freight to reduce their rental costs.

  • Silver Lining, Debt Ceiing & Quant Easing

    July 28 2011 3:45 AM

    As risk currencies become quickly overcrowded and range-bound equity indices remain the territory of traders rather than investors, silver once again appears as the notable gainer, characterised by richly similar fundamentals to gold. The only thing is that silver is trading 20% below its record high.

  • DIARY: Watch US Debt, Earnings, Japanese Trade, BHP Output

    July 18 2011 11:52 AM

    A less frenetic week would normally be expected this week after the volatile trading conditions and poor data flow last week, but with the unofficial deadline of Friday night, our time, for the US debt ceiling/spending cuts talks to reach some sort of agreement, tension will remain high until a deal emerges.

  • SPR the New Global QE?

    June 25 2011 2:01 AM

    It was no surprise that Bernanke did not dare utter the words QE3 on Wednesday's press conference. Yet, there was no need to refer to further easing when the FOMC already downgraded its growth outlook for the 3rd successive meeting.

  • Commodities to extend bull run after recent correction

    May 24 2011 10:10 AM

    Commodities will undergo another bull run once financial markets fully appreciate the threat of a global rise in inflation, according to Dighton Capital Management, one of the world's leading managed futures fund managers.

  • Another Bullish Argument for Metals?

    May 07 2011 6:20 PM

    This headline-charged first week of May has been dominated by the announced death of Osama Bin Laden, a historic 5-cent retreat in the euro and the greatest weekly decline in silver. But the week could have witnessed a positive transition (another one) in favour of precious metals. Here is why;

  • Is Gold Getting Cold? Mexico Doesn’t Think So

    May 06 2011 10:22 PM

    It was recently learned that the Bank of Mexico earlier this year bought nearly 100 tons of gold, equivalent to around $4.6 billion at the current per ounce price.

  • Research: Personalization is key to retail growth

    March 24 2011 11:04 AM

    Two independent studies by the Aberdeen Group show that personalization of the in-store customer experience will be a key objective for retailers over the next two years. The studies were sponsored by HP.

  • World Market Overview

    November 04 2010 2:20 PM

    U.S. stocks bounced in and out of positive territory but are now rising, while the dollar and the 10 year Treasury plunged, after the Federal Reserve said it would buy $600 billion in longer-term securities by the middle of next year as part of its latest effort to prime the domestic economy.