About the Author
Benjamin Ong
Director of Economics and Investments, Rainmaker Information Pty Ltd

Benjamin Ong heads the Financial Standard Intelligence Unit (FSIU) and is the director in economics and investments for Rainmaker Group. With a masters degree in banking and finance and a bachelors degree in economics, Ong has previously worked as a fund manager, economist, asset allocation strategist, portfolio analyst and stock market analyst.

He writes a daily column on finance and economics for Financial Standard online and CPD-accredited sector reviews on various asset classes (Australian and international equities, fixed income and alternatives) for the fortnightly Financial Standard newspaper.

Expert Feeds Published
A recession is coming! Worries over a global recession are everywhere! Financial market investors are seeking safety - exiting equity markets and queuing to purchase longer-term bonds (despite their low ...
I have a confession to make, I was a closet "no RBA rate cut in July" speculator, going against the 'big four' banks and financial market expectations that it would cut interest rates ...
Another day, another Fed speaks Fed speak. Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer reportedly "told a group on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund meeting in Peru" that the ...
'Tis being my final type (drivel, to some gentle readers) for the year, we'll take a look back at the 2013 that was to seek the lessons it imparted and at the same time, divine what lies ahead at the ...
Speculation about a sooner rather than later Fed unwinding of its quantitative easing program resurfaced in the middle of last month following Jon Hilsenrath's piece printed on the Wall Street Journal.
Haruhiko Kuroda san's debut at the helm of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) shocked and awed financial markets for he delivered much more than even the most optimistic had been expecting. Yes Virginia, the Bank ...
The more equities drop, the more we get closer to "if it becomes necessary" time for our friend Ben to provide some stimulation. Stop looking. There are no ifs, no ands, no ors, and no buts to find, it's ...
Seventy-one (71) Julia. Thirty-one (31) KRudd. Surprised? No. Embarrassingly entertaining? Very. But now that Team Labor has chosen, it's time to put the farce (whoops, Freudian slip), the past behind ...
We're doomed (again)! Oh-em-gee! "IMF slashes growth forecasts!" This was the last piece of news I saw before I went to bed last night and started snoring. Yeah, yeah I thought. Sure, sure. Somehow it ...
Tell someone who cares! There were reports out while we slept that could have been blamed for the equity markets returning some of the gains made during yesterday's rally but somehow they didn't have ...
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