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Market Talk – June 8, 2023

June 8, 2023

ASIA:   The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today: NIKKEI 225 decreased 272.47 points or -0.85% to 31,641.27 Shanghai increased 15.83 points or 0.49% to 3,213.59 Hang Seng increased 47.18 points or 0.25% to 19,299.18 ASX 200 decreased 18.30 points or -0.26% to 7,099.70 Kospi decreased 4.75 points or -0.18% to 2,610.85 […]

Market Talk – June 7, 2023

June 7, 2023

ASIA: Singapore’s retail sales exceeded expectations, increasing by 3.6% year-on-year (YoY) and surpassing the projected contraction of 1.9% YoY. On a monthly basis, retail sales rose by 4.2%, with a similar increase seen when excluding motor vehicle sales. Despite elevated inflation, retail sales have remained strong, potentially due to the return of visitors to Singapore. […]

Gold & the Future

June 7, 2023

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, first I want to thank you for your independent analysis. In gold, all they ever say is buy – buy – buy. It seems if you ever say anything else, they ridicule you. Gold to them is a religion, not an investment. My question is that you have always said that the […]

Market Talk – June 6, 2023

June 6, 2023

ASIA:   According to the World Bank, India’s economic growth is expected to slow down further to 6.3% in the financial year FY 2023/24. This is a downward revision of 0.3 percentage points from the previous estimate of 6.6%. The main reason for the slowdown is attributed to constrained private consumption caused by high inflation. […]

Market Talk – June 5, 2023

June 5, 2023

ASIA: According to Macquarie’s Chief China Economist Larry Hu, China’s economic recovery from the pandemic is expected to expand, indicating that the country is not currently facing the same stagnation issues as Japan. However, recent economic data has disappointed investors who were hoping for a strong rebound in the world’s second-largest economy after the lifting […]

Market Talk – June 2, 2023

June 2, 2023

ASIA:   The major Asian stock markets had a green day today: NIKKEI 225 increased 376.21 points or 1.21% to 31,524.22 Shanghai increased 25.43 points or 0.79% to 3,230.07 Hang Seng increased 733.03 points or 4.02% to 18,949.94 ASX 200 increased 34.30 points or 0.48% to 7,145.10 Kospi increased 32.19 points or 1.25% to 2,601.36 […]

Market Talk – June 1, 2023

June 1, 2023

ASIA:   China’s factory activity contracted at a faster rate than expected in May, signaling weakening demand and adding pressure on policymakers to support the country’s uneven economic recovery. The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell to a five-month low of 48.8, below the 50-point threshold that indicates expansion, and lower than the forecasted […]

Market Talk – May 31, 2023

May 31, 2023

ASIA: India’s economic growth in the March quarter reached 6.1%, according to government data. This growth was driven by increased government and private capital spending, although private consumption remained sluggish. India continues to be one of the fastest growing emerging economies, particularly as China’s recovery falters. Despite the risks posed by a global slowdown, the […]

Market Talk – May 30, 2023

May 30, 2023

ASIA: Consumer prices in China increased at their slowest pace in two years, indicating deflationary pressure and weakness in domestic demand. The consumer price index rose by only 0.1% in April compared to the previous year, the lowest rate of inflation since February 2021. The producer price index, which measures factory-gate prices, experienced a significant […]

NO REFORM without the crash and burn

May 27, 2023

QUESTION: So you do not think anyone running for office in 2024 will succeed in making any difference? HC ANSWER: No. We have crossed the Rubicon on that score. Trump would at least fight hard against them, but our computer does not show that there is anyone coming in on a white horse to save […]

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