Strong Australian Employment - Come On Mate We continue to believe investor sentiment is overly negative, and urge our members not to panic in the current market volatility. US corporate earnings announcements have also begun, and on this front global bank JP Morgan announced a better than expected result with a confident tone. Investor focus will now shift to corporate earnings announcements which will be critical to give stock markets direction, in our view. Closer to home, Australian employment data our yesterday once again surprised on the upside, indicating the Australian economy is not as bad as the pessimists will have you believe. Corporate Earnings Season Kicked Off Corporations in the US have begun to announce quarterly profits, and during these “earnings season” periods investor focus usually shifts from economic issues back to company profitability. Given the recent sell-off and negativity in markets, a solid earnings season will be crucial in reviving investor confidence, and we will be watching devel...