Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 27/05/11

There is nothing new in how political parties receive donations from marginalised industry groups, and in fact it is expected. So why is there such a fuss about the Liberal party getting money from a tobacco company? Now before you get all fired up, I do agree that any large donation to a political party  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 20/05/11

The Western Australian Liberal government just moved to checkmate the Federal government with the announcement that mining royalties in the state will be increased. On the surface this looks like an attempt to challenge Federal Labour’s introduction of the MRRT, and it also puts a $2.0 billion dollar hole in the Federal budget. We are  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 13/05/11

Budget time is always sure to bring about fierce debate, after all it is near on impossible to please everyone, and this year’s budget is no exception. The important question to me would be is this budget good for our future or is it just another one of those vote buying exercises we seem to  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 06/05/11

Why are we continually seeing other world economies protect various sectors of their industries and markets and yet Australia seems to have opened the door to everyone to the detriment of our own industries? Recently the government knocked back a takeover of the ASX by the SGX in the public interest and yet this week  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 29/04/11

When investing it is often wise to follow the big money as it will generally set the direction for the overall market. So this begs the question, where is the big money flowing right now? Before I answer this question, let us consider what happened in 2010. This was a year when the big stocks  […read more]