Share Market Wrap 27th June 2008

[youtube][/youtube] There is a long held view that by taking a contrariety view to investing, investors can profit. In essence this is what the professionals do as they buy shares in good companies when no one wants them and then they sell them when the market has peaked. Historically the amateur investor does the opposite  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 20th June 2008

[youtube][/youtube] It seems that investors are failing to acknowledge that that market has changed and would prefer to cling to how they have done things in the past. But as we all know, the market has changed and so must the investor’s expectations if they want to get reasonable returns in the future. Prior to  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 13th June 2008

[youtube][/youtube] Babcock and Brown has plummeted 35% this week, which I believe is due, in part, to the short selling being undertaken by institutional traders who are using the negative market sentiment to drive down prices in the banking and investment sector. Short selling involves selling shares you do not own with the aim of  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 6th June 2008

[youtube][/youtube] The share market has been quite challenging this year with the All Ordinaries Index down 10.08% to 31 May 2008. The worst performing index is the Mid Cap index which includes shares ranked from 51 to 100 by market capitalization which has fallen by 15.77% for the year. In 2007 all of the indices,  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 30th May 2008

[youtube][/youtube] Next week heralds the start of June and the time when many of us begin thinking about tax. The bearish market of late has the All Ordinaries Index down 7.8% for the last financial year and as a result many investors would be sitting on losses with their investments. Given that brokerage is quite  […read more]