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THE DAILY WORD with Peter Switzer

Stocks up again, so why are our leaders so negative?
Stocks here and in the US were up again, so why are our leaders hurting our economy via negative comments?
Dow up big time
by Peter Switzer Stand by for a great day for stocks, with Wall Street going extremely positive on Saturday morning our time. more >
Buying stocks – do you feel lucky, punk?
by Peter Switzer Once or twice a year I have to pull out my Dirty Harry line, which goes like “ do you feel lucky punk, more >
Dow down a whopping 458 points, but things changed!
by Peter Switzer I spent two hours on my morning walk with my two trusted companions trying to work out how I’d explain more >
Shut the F up!
by Peter Switzer Fortunately, the collective mentality of Wall Street was smarter than one of the country’s more >
Is the stock market headed for another fall?
Oil prices continued to slip overnight and the Dow oscillated between positive and negative territory, along with the S&P more >
What Bill Shorten could learn from Russell Crowe
by Peter Switzer This might sound weird but recent events have made me think that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten needs to take more >
Correcting the correction on a correction
by Peter Switzer Correction! My correction about a possible correction may now need to be corrected! Why? Well, try a more >
Correction – no correction. Stocks surge again!
Just when you were wondering if the Yanks were going to endure their first correction for over three years after the Dow Jones lost more >
Is this the overdue US correction?
by Peter Switzer I’ve just returned from my morning walk — two hours tackling the biggest hills we can find with my more >
Jobs and higher stock prices coming
by Peter Switzer Overnight, our dollar has gone from a level of 86.99 US cents when I did my 2GB finance report at 2:30 pm on more >
Grand final or jobs report? Go jobs!
by Peter Switzer I know in Sydney, for many, the focus is on Sunday’s NRL grand final. Rugby fans are hoping we can give it more >
Now Ebola is hurting stocks!
by Peter Switzer Fears of an Ebola outbreak in the US has hurt the stock market, with the Dow Jones index down 238.19 points (or more >
Housing bubble talk is bull dust
by Peter Switzer Today we get the latest installment on the drama that has become: HOUSE PRICES!  And a group of more >
What's important – Hong Kong protests or a five-year bull market?
by Peter Switzer Protests in Hong Kong hit Wall Street at the opening, with the Dow down 178 points. In the end, however, it was more >
Pray that good bad news comes fast
by Peter Switzer This week could be a case where good news leads to bad news that should bring good news more quickly! What? At more >
Bad news shows up, Wall Street spits the dummy
by Peter Switzer Volatility is back with the Dow down over 200 points and it means the index has had triple digit moves four days more >
Will the Aussie stock market pass or fail today?
by Peter Switzer Today is our stock market’s big test, with the Dow up 154 points (or 0.9 per cent) breaking a losing more >
Dow down! Should I worry?
by Peter Switzer Every morning journalists, economists, market experts and investors have to come up with some reasons why the Dow, more >
Stocks sliding now but fear October!
by Peter Switzer Our stock market has been on a slide in September and the main reason is that the greenback is going up. As more >
The Alibaba story says: don't give up on stocks!
Well, the week that could have been a shocker for stocks – with Scotland, the Fed, and the European Central Bank (ECB) all more >
Fight fear and stick with the banks
For anyone worrying about our stock market that lost about 2% this week, well, simply blame it on the dollar. Whatever you do, more >
Yellen chickens out and Aussie mortgage holders should cheer
Well, the most powerful woman in the world chickened out. She squibbed it. She panicked in the face of the pathetic traders on more >
Two little words move stock markets
One day when the Yanks can’t escape from the conclusion that the punchbowl (that’s QE3 and interest rates near zero) will more >
Down, down, the dollar heads down
by Peter Switzer Down, down the dollar is down and it will be a boon to the economy and, eventually, the stock market. However, more >
Be a braveheart this week and don't worry
by Peter Switzer This is a crazy week where stock and foreign currency markets could really do something strange. And you won't more >
121,000 jobs created and the media ignores them! Why?
by Peter Switzer What if we created 121,037 jobs and the media either ignored this number or simply didn’t trust it? Well, more >
Warning: the media is hurting the economy!
by Peter Switzer Forget the housing bubble bull dust being spread by mates in the media — and I do mean my mates! These more >
Dates, data, Dow down, dollar down, doh!
by Peter Switzer When I got up this morning, the dollar was under 92 US cents and I thought, careful what you wish for! That more >
Unfair Jimbo and being right
by Peter Switzer Wall Street has done little — and there’s a story in that too. Today, however, I want to answer more >

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