Johnson & Johnson set to acquire Momenta Pharmaceuticals – here’s what investors need to know

Johnson & Johnson announced this morning that they have entered a “definitive agreement” to acquire Momenta Pharmaceuticals at $52.50 per share. The acquisition has been confirmed as an all-cash transaction, which has been approved “unanimously” by the Board of Directors from both J&J and Momenta. The acquisition is set to be finalised later this year, […]

J.P Morgan set to release earnings on Tuesday – here’s everything you need to know

JP Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM) alongside other corporate giants will face the music this week as they are set to release second-quarter earnings for 2020. The timing of the JP Morgan earnings report will be on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. While the investor conference call will commence at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern US). Expectations for […]

What TVIX investors need to know before Credit Suisse delists the ETN on July 12th

Credit Suisse announced it’s intention to delist the popular Exchange Traded Note VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX (TVIX) linked to the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures. Alongside 8 other publicly listed ETN’s, TVIX will no longer be traded on the NASDAQ effective of July 12th while issuances suspended on the 3rd of July.

Market Update: The bulls & bears are locked in a titanic battle – who will emerge victorious?

Written by Sergeo Domtchenko Trying to make sense of all the movements this week has left many investors with a migraine. Bouncing around between significant gains & losses, the ASX 200 gathered momentum to finish the week 1.6% higher at 5942.6 points. This marks a 30.7% increase from the market lows that we experienced on March […]

Russia and OPEC extend historic oil cuts – are oil stocks in limbo land?

The demand for oil is at a nightmarish level. The lack of travel, the signifcant omission of cars in a stay at home economy, and the Russia-Saudia Arabia oil war are causing the oil crisis. The first two problems stem from COVID-19, which should dissipate. However, Russia- Saudi Arabi, and OPEC hold the future direction […]

Here’s the latest on the German DAX and the opportunities that are arising for investors.

The DAX is an index made up of some of the largest companies within Germany listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The companies listed on the DAX must meet specific criteria – a testament to the high quality these companies display. The DAX data over a period of 42 years – is relatively linear (inc. […]

Market Update: US – China tensions escalate – is this bull market a sucker’s rally?

Despite the false bull market the Australian markets failed to maintain their positive momentum throughout the week. The ASX 200 slipped on Friday to close out the week 0.96% lower at 5497 points. However, this was not enough to erase the gains that were made by Moderna’s positive vaccine results However, this week saw renewed […]

US-China trade war escalations could create another bear market.

Before COVID-19, the tensions between the US and China were rising. The two economic powerhouses are already fighting over the origins of the virus, a trade war would see the relationship sink further. Many experts say that China and the US are in a “new type of cold war”. Especially as the level of trust […]

Market update: Is the bull market over?

Written by Sergeo Domtchenko  It seems that the Aussie markets have hit a rough patch. Bouncing around between substantial gains and losses, the ASX 200 finished the week 0.25% higher at 5404.8 points. Culminating the seventh time in eight weeks that the index saw overall weekly gains. The ASX 200 failed to achieve two successive […]

Market Update: The bears and bulls are fighting – but the bears have the upper hand.

Written by Sergeo Domtchenko  It seems like the bears still have their claws well entrenched in the market. The bears are not letting go. All the weekly gains evaporated as the ASX 200 plummeted by more than 5% on Friday. Marking the single most significant daily drop over the past five weeks. Friday’s decrease is […]

Australia pushes for a COVID-19 inquiry – what does this mean for the ASX?

The tensions between Australia and China are intensifying. The Australian government is pushing for an independent investigation into the origins of COVID-19. In retaliation, China accused Australia of parroting the United States in advocating an inquiry. The Chinese Ambassador, Cheng Jingye, warned Australia that Chinese consumers might  boycott Australian goods and services if they pursue […]

Market Update: Is the ASX in a bear or bull market?

Written by Sergeo Domtchenko  The bears emerged victorious this week after ending the false five-week bull run. While the ASX 200 posted a small gain on Friday, the market fell by 4% over the week. Making many investors curious whether the market is entering yet another bearish decline? Considering the news was more negative than […]