Share Market Wrap 23rd May 2008

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=501j1G7dSX8&fmt=18[/youtube] History has demonstrated that investors, in their efforts to gain better returns, usually end up riding the investment merry-go-round. Every year we see advertisements from various managed funds espousing ‘fund manager of the year’ or claims that their performance is better in comparison to other funds. Obviously the objective is to attract funds from  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 16th May 2008

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnHOz_wDnjE&fmt=18[/youtube] If we review this week’s budget announcements, it is quite obvious that the government has taken of a cautious approach to managing the economy and in my opinion I don’t believe it adequately addresses the issues needed to curb inflation. Given this, the prospect that interest rates will fall in the coming year is  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 9th May 2008

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erL1ABjz-7Q&fmt=18[/youtube] Over the past few months Contracts for Difference (CFDs) have come under fire from all angles including the regulators with ASIC recently claiming that they are “much riskier than a flutter on the horses or a night at the casino”. While I would agree that there is a risk in trading CFDs given that  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 2nd May 2008

Investors in Telstra 3 will have to decide this month if they will pay the final installment of $1.60 per share. Given that investors have already paid $2.00 for the first installment, the second installment due by 29 May will bring the total investment to $3.60. The question, however, is should investors pay the second  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 24th April 2008

This week it was announced that CHARTWELL Enterprises had joined the list of investment companies that have gone into administration in the past year. While it appears that corporate greed is a major contributor to the company’s downfall, whether there is any legal action taken against Chartwell either by ASIC or clients is yet to  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 18th April 08

Everyone enjoys the market when it is bullish because it is generally easier to generate positive returns without too much effort. It is not until we experience the events of the past 9 months do we really regain our respect for the share market because we tend to fall into a false sense of security  […read more]