Sani Hamid, Financial Alliance

Sani Hamid, Financial Alliance

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17 September 2020
Bigger Picture: Fed signals near zero rates till at least 2023
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management for Financial Alliance explains why markets are not getting a boost from the Fed's decision not to hike rates for at least three years.

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3 September 2020
Bigger Picture: How often should you review your portfolio?
Sani Hamid, Director for Wealth Management, Financial Alliance explains why it's important to rebalance your investment portfolio routinely, especially with the rally in technology stocks potentially skewing things.

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5 August 2020
Bigger Picture: Low rates great for gold, not for banks
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance, shares how much more upside he sees in gold prices, and whether investors can buy bank stocks on the dips now.

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23 July 2020
Bigger Picture: South Korea’s economy in technical recession
Sani Hamid, Director for Wealth Management, Financial Alliance gives the Bigger Picture on South Korea recording its first technical recession since 2003, what investors should expect when Australia unveils the extent of the economic shock from COVID-19 and how markets might react to the latest escalation of US-China tensions.

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9 July 2020
Bigger Picture: Resurgence of Covid-19 cases on markets
On The Bigger Picture, Timothy Goh sits in for Ryan Huang and speaks to Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance about what's moving markets, including a resugence of Covid-19 cases around the world and wellknown US stores filing for bankrupcies.

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25 June 2020
Bigger Picture: IMF cuts global outlook again, warns of high debt levels
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance, talks about IMF's downward revision of its 2020 growth forecast to -4.9% and if markets have sufficiently priced in the economic pain.

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11 June 2020
Bigger Picture: US Fed votes to keep rates near zero through 2022
Sani Hamid, Director for Wealth Management for Financial Alliance, breaks down what the FOMC policy decision means for investors.

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28 May 2020
Bigger Picture: US-China, Hong Kong Security Law & EU Stimulus
Sani Hamid, Director for Wealth Management, Financial Alliance gives his analysis on what's moving markets including; the latest rise in US-China tensions, The European Union's €750 billion COVID-19 recovery program, and what his expectations for Singapore growth are.

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14 May 2020
Bigger Picture: What to do if your investments are losing money?
Sani Hamid, Director for Wealth Management, Financial Alliance, discusses why the US Fed is unwilling to see negative interest rates and the 4 strategies investors can consider to protect their portfolios from further losses.

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16 April 2020
Bigger Picture: US retail sales plunge, more signs of severe recession
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance, looks at the bleak data around US retail sales, business confidence, and homebuilding, and the disappointing set of US bank earnings.

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2 April 2020
Bigger Picture: Banks dividends under pressure
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance, gives his take on how banks will be affected by measures to allow SMEs to delay repaying their loans, and pressure on banks to preserve capital and cut dividends.

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2 April 2020
Bigger Picture: Banks dividends under pressure
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance, gives his take on how banks will be affected by measures to allow SMEs to delay repaying their loans, and pressure on banks to preserve capital and cut dividends.

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20 March 2020
Bigger Picture: Sell into the rally and cut losses?
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance discusses if investors should take the chance to liquidate with markets rebounding or ride out the volatility.

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19 February 2020
Bigger Picture: Impact of Singapore Budget 2020 on markets
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management at Financial Alliance, shares his take on the main highlights of Singapore's Budget, and the biggest "winners and losers".

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26 December 2019
Bigger Picture: HK X'mas protests, China reforms
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance breaks down how the Hong Kong protest affects business confidence and markets in 2020, China’s drive to open markets, sectors that will do well in 2020 and more.

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12 December 2019
Bigger Picture: FOMC indicates no rate cuts in 2020
On The Bigger Picture, Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management at Financial Alliance discusses how markets will react to the Fed's decision to leave the interest rates unchanged and what its policy means in 2020.

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28 Nov 2019
Bigger Picture: US President Trump signs bills supporting HK protestors
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance shares with us what President Trump's signing of the bills mean for markets.

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31 Oct 2019
Bigger Picture: US Fed cuts rates for 3rd time this year
Stocks moved to their highs of the day on comments from Fed Chief Jerome Powell, ruling out a return to hiking interest rates unless there was a “significant” and “persistent” lift in inflation - which markets don’t expect to be happening anytime soon. Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance tells us what this means for markets.

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17 Oct 2019
Bigger Picture: US retail sales unexpectedly drop, Singapore's exports extend dip
Markets are off to a mixed start on Thursday, investors are weighing the latest read on the US economy from weak retail sales numbers. Joining us on #BiggerPicture is Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance.

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3 October 2019
Bigger Picture: 03 October 2019
Sani Hamid, Director for Wealth Management at Financial Alliance shares what investors should be looking out for today including; The start to Q4, weak US manufacturing data on Tuesday, and what to expect from the Non-farm payrolls on Friday.

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19 September 2019
Bigger Picture: Fed cuts rates by 25 bps, less dovish than expected
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance, walks through the Federal Reserve's decision to cut rates, and the growing division of opinion within the FOMC on what to do next.

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5 September 2019
Bigger Picture: Withdrawal of HK extradition bill
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance discusses if the rally sparked by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam's withdrawal of the controversial extradition bill is sustainable and if the upcoming General Elections might be a market catalyst for Singapore.

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22 August 2019
Bigger Picture: FOMC July meeting minutes and the current state of IPOs
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, at Financial Alliance shares more about the FOMC's July meeting minutes which has slightly disappointed markets, as well as how investors are seeing more reports showing more companies pushing back plans to list.

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25 July 2019
Bigger Picture: US, Eurozone PMI and US-China Trade Talks
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance shares more about the latest set of PMI numbers out of US and the Eurozone, as well as what the next round of US-China trade talks would mean for the market.

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27 June 2019
Bigger Picture: Market fatigue over global trade concerns
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management at Financial alliance discusses how markets are being affected by recent headlines, and are showing signs of trade dispute fatigue one day before the G20 Summit.

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13 Jun 2019
Bigger Picture: Hong Kong Protest and How It Will Affect
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance discusses about the Hong Kong protest and how it will affect Hong Kong's market.

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30 May 2019
#BiggerPicture: Trade Wars and Flattening Yield Curve
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management at Financial Alliance discusses what the flattening yield curve means for investors this time, and how much ASEAN can benefit from the US-China trade war.

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2 May 2019
Bigger Picture: US Fed Rates, Banks and China
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management at Financial Alliance shares how markets were weighed down by the Fed’s guidance reducing the likelihood of a rate cut in the pipeline.

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18 Apr 2019
Bigger Picture: Sani Hamid
Wrapping up the last day of trading in a short work week heading into Good Friday, Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management at Financial Alliance discuss the latest headlines like the China economy data dump that could move markets.

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4 Apr 2019
Bigger Picture: Hospitality Stocks
With Singapore’s two integrated resorts set to grow with a S$9 billion investment plan, Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management at Financial Alliance shares more on how markets in Asia might be affected.

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21 Mar 2019
FOMC & Economic Outlook
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management at Financial Alliance shares what investors should keep an eye on this week, including the latest decision by the US Federal Reserve to keep rates unchanged.

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7 Mar 2019
US-China, OECD & Airport REIT
Sani Hamid, director of Wealth management at Financial Alliance shares what investors should be keeping on their radar this week, including the latest with the US-China trade talks, the OECD cutting its growth outlook for 2019 again and the possibility of an Airport REIT.

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19 Feb 2019
Budget 2019
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth management, Financial Alliance breaks down how Budget 2019 might have an impact on the stock market.

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7 Feb 2019
State of the Union, Trade Talks & Property
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management at Financial Alliance shares what investors should keep on their radar this week, including how the markets react to President Trump's State of the Union speech, ongoing US-China trade talks and what to look out for in the property market.

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24 Jan 2019
Earnings Season, Davos & Venezuela's President
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management at Financial Alliance shares what investors should be keeping an eye on today, including the latest from earnings season, the World Economic Forum in Davos and how oil prices might move after Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared himself interim president.

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10 Jan 2019
Bigger Picture: Are Bulls Back To The Markets?
Sani Hamid, Director of wealth management, at Financial Alliance shares what investors should be aware of today including; the wrap up of talks between US and China trade negotiators, the FOMC minutes, the China slowdown, and a look at how Malaysian stocks are doing.

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27 Dec 2018
Bigger Picture: Post-Christmas Rally On Wall Street
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance helps us make sense of the best post-Christmas rally on Wall Street in history after a sharp sell-off pre-Christmas.

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13 Dec 2018
Bigger Picture: Brexit, The Pound, Wall Street
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management for Financial Alliance shares what investors should be focusing on this week, including Brexit drama, the fluctuations of The Pound and the latest happenings on Wall Street.

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29 Nov 2018
Bigger Picture: US Economy, Markets And Noble Group
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth management, Financial Alliance gives us the Bigger Picture on what investors should be looking out for, including US economy, Markets and the latest probe into Noble Group.

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1 Nov 2018
Bigger Picture: OCBC Q3 results
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance  shares his thoughts on OCBC's latest Q3 earnings.

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4 Oct 2018
Bigger Picture: Palu Update, US Markets & Italy's Debt
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance who is in Palu, Sulawesi as part of a humanitarian effort, walks us through his view of the US economy on the back of 10-year bond yields jumping overnight and how Italy's debt could impact the rest of Europe.

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12 Jul 2018
Bigger Picture: Dow Breaks 4-Day Winning Streak, What Next?
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Financial Alliance shares how the trade war is likely to affect markets in the near term.

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10 May 2018
Bigger Picture: Market Impact Of Malaysia GE14 Surprise Results
Opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan has pulled off a surprise victory by gaining a simple majority over ruling coalition Barisan Nasional, which has dominated Malaysian politics for over 60 years.

To find out what this will mean for the markets, MONEY FM 89.3's Ryan Huang speaks with Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management at Financial Alliance.

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5 Apr 2018
Bigger Picture: Trade War Or War Of Words?
We’re all watching closely to see how the markets will digest the tit for tat between the US and China over trade tariffs. Are we going to be seeing trade wars or is this just a War of Words?

The latest move is by China, it wants to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of American goods. Following that announcement, US stocks tumbled at the market opening on Wednesday night. But they eventually recovered through the day as White House officials downplayed the prospects of a trade war - even going so far as saying that the US tariffs may not even happen depending on their review.

To get the Bigger Picture on how this will move markets, MONEY FM 89.3's Ryan Huang chats with Sani Hamid, Director of Economy & Market Strategy, at Financial Alliance.

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16 Mar 2018
Bigger Picture: Sani Hamid, Wealth Management Director, Financial Alliance
On the Bigger Picture (16 Mar 2018), MONEY FM 89.3's Ryan Huang chats with Sani Hamid, Wealth Management Director, Financial Alliance to get a sense of how the shake up in the White House will affect Asian markets.

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