Historical US Election Analysis

There are a mess of polls and opinions about the US election flooding media at present, and, driven by political persuasion and one's desire to sell advertising, the views are as bent as can be. Bu...

Help Wanted in Yankalilla: The Story of a Men’s Shed

As part of its ongoing support of matters relating to mental health, Rivkin had the pleasure of working with the Yankalilla branch of the Australian Men’s Shed Associa...

Ten things you need to know about the Guvera IPO

While it’s usually a safe bet to assume investors will avoid a business model that they neither like nor fully understand, in the case of music streaming app company Guvera (...

[Video] Interview with Saxo Bank Chief Economist, Steen Jakobsen

Yesterday, I had a chance to catch up with Steen Jakobsen, Saxo Bank's Chief Economist. In this video, we discuss today's key themes, including US dollar strength, Australian mining and finance sec...

Are you getting the fund returns that you’re being told you’re getting?

This week I received an alarming email from a Rivkin member.He was concerned that the returns being published by his fund manager were vastly different to what he had experienced in simple net r...

The US dollar: where is it going and why?

The first two charts below represent the US dollar index and its rise from mid-2014 until now, first in terms of the index level itself, second in percentage terms relative to where it began on ...

[VIDEO] When should you buy US shares?

With US markets at near all-time highs, one can't help but ask: when is the right time to buy US shares? In this video we have lifted an excerpt from one of the panel shows that we film and send ...

How to trade the oil price

How to trade the oil price: which instruments can you trade to get exposure to this?The future direction in which oil markets will trade is a hot topic, having put in an approximate 55% fall from...

[VIDEO] Make or break time for Europe

The 22nd of January 2015 could have gone down in history as the moment when Europe failed to save itself. However, late in the evening after the European Central Bank’s Governing Council had rule...

The benefits of investing in ASX hybrids

Companies aren’t always looking to issue shares (equity) in order to get their hands on cash; if they believe strongly in their business model and the economic environment surrounding it, they’ll w...

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