So You Want to Be a Share Trader. Part 2

If you can replace your income from trading while at a full time job, your confidence will not only increase but you will have built a sum of money to draw upon when you do finally go on to be a full time trader. This ‘safety’ margin is one of the smartest plans you can  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 18th Jan 08

I have mentioned in previous reports, back to June 07, that the market has been unfolding in very unusual ways and this is occurring again right now given that as of yesterday the market has closed lower for the last 9 consecutive days. If we review our market back to 1982, this has never occurred  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 11th Jan 08

The extreme volatility that began in August of last year on the Australian market, as a result of the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, has continued. While this has created a lot of angst for investors, it is important to remember that the best time to buy good shares is following a market crash or a severe  […read more]

So You Want to Be a Share Trader. Part 1

News Flash: ‘Boom share market rise entices many to the share market in the hope of finding riches.’ A new share ownership study by the ASX claims 55% of adult Australians include shares as an asset class in their portfolio, an increase of 175% over the last 10 years. Those that have direct share ownership  […read more]

Whats Your Rationale for Investing in the Share Market?

One of the key criteria to astute investing is to consider how and when you will take your profits – in other words you need to develop an exit strategy before you invest in the share market. This is crucial to your success simply because while an asset may rise in value, it is not  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 14th Dec 07

As this is my last report for 2007, I thought it appropriate to review what has transpired in the share market over the past 12 months. In my opinion, this year has been difficult for those managing a portfolio of direct shares. Shares that have performed well this year include BHP, RIO, CSL, WOW and  […read more]