Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 30/7/10 Virgin Takes On Banks

I always get excited to see Richard Branson in Australia, as he continually takes on the big end of town to give the average man on the street a better deal. This week he announced that Australia’s big four banks are in his sights, and I think it’s about time that someone took them on.  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 23/7/10 Superannuation

The view that investing in the share market is complicated, mysterious and best left to the so-called experts who supposedly know what they are doing is a fallacy, perpetuated in part by those in the industry who stand to gain from your anxiety and ignorance. For example, positive returns always make for a good sales  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 16/7/10 ASIC on CFDs

Contracts for Difference or CFDs are still firmly in ASIC’s sights after the recent demise of one provider. ASIC states on its FIDO website that, “you might think from the advertisements that CFDs are a mainstream financial product. Would you be surprised if FIDO told you they’re complex and very high risk?” ASIC goes on  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 9/7/10

Over recent decades we have become much more reliant on technology in our everyday lives. Today we can have information delivered instantly to our desktop computer or to a mobile phone. In my opinion not only does all this instant access waste a lot of time, it leads investors in the share market to become  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 2/7/10

We have come to the end of another financial year, one that proved to be among the toughest in decades for investors to pick the best performing stocks. Of the top 20 shares on the Australian market, sixteen returned a positive capital gain for the financial year, but only two have a positive return so  […read more]