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Japanese QE Vs American QE(CE)

Both US and Japan are “printing money”.  Any different between the two?  According to Ben Bernake, there is a difference between Japanese Quantitative Easing (QE) and the Fed’s combination of QE and Credit Easing (CE) via funding facilities, backstops and QE1 (which included agency debt and agency MBS).

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Why Small Caps Can be Great Investment

In UK, the mid and small cap indices have outperformed the big cap once again.  FTSE Fledgling Index, consists of under 200 UK companies outside of the FTSE All-Share Index, FTSE Small-cap and the Numis Smaller Companies Index (NSCI), have gone up 27%, 25% and 21% respectively outperformed FTSE 100’s return of 11%, year to date!

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What is ahead after Summer of 2013?

August is a month where financial markets are typically characterised by low volume and patchy liquidity as most traders would be on summer holidays.  For this year, there is a long list of uncertainties ahead as the summer comes to an end.  As such, it may be wise to start preparing for a tricky times ahead.

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Shiller’s Cape

“Emotions and heightened attention to the market create a desire to get into the game,” warned Robert Shiller in 1999. “Such is irrational exuberance today in the United States.” 

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Great Rotation?

The Great Rotation Theory is – as interest rates rose, investors would sour on bonds and as a result, trillions of dollars that poured into those bond funds in recent years would be rushing to the stock market, propelling equities higher.

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