Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 30/09/11

The first big step that world financial markets have been awaiting finally came last night when Germany voted on expanding the European bailout package. Surprisingly this good news failed to excite the US market as it only managed to put on around one per cent in response. In my opinion this lacklustre reaction may reflect  […read more]

Privacy Settings with Linkedin

I was sent the below email from a collegue as I use Linkedin and was annoyed that my details could be given to third parties without my permission. As such I thought I needed to share this with all that might also use this service. Dale I don’t know if you’re already aware of this  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 23/09/11

When the retirement savings of so many Australians are at risk from volatile world markets, many Australians are now wondering why our market regulator ASIC is continuing to allow the practice of short selling where profits are made from falling prices. When markets fall by 20 per cent it is said that a bear market  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 16/09/11

In times of uncertainty, when share markets around the globe fall, investors often seek bargains looking to buy cheap stocks for their portfolio. But how cheap is cheap and are investors making wise choices or simply flirting with danger and therefore increasing their risk? Often when stocks fall 10, 20 or even 50% or more,  […read more]

ASX Investor Hour

On 6th July I presented for the Australian Stock Exchange, at one of thier Investor Hour seminars in Melbourne. The event was recorded and has now been posted on the ASX website.  The seminar is titled “Realities of the Market” with the content being how our market unfolds in repeatable cycles and how we can  […read more]

Share Market Tips

The ASX released the September edition of its free newsletter. We were lucky enought to supply the lead article titled 10 top share tips. The global financial crisis of 2008 and recent sharemarket woes have left many investors wondering what they need to do to be successful. In this article, I discuss 10 things you  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 09/09/11

The financial industry have espoused for many years that investors need to diversify their investments into different asset classes, including international equities. The basic idea of this diversification method is to lower volatility as theory suggests that when one area is not performing another will, as such investors will get better long term returns. However,  […read more]

Portfolio Returns, Timing Investments in the Australian Share Market

The reality is that if you learn some of the stock market basics, particularly related to the preservation of capital, your investments may come out in front of a ‘buy and hold’ strategy over the longer term. The sad reality is that many investors miss out on this opportunity as they don’t stop to get a good understanding about how to invest  […read more]

Upfront Investor Australian Share Market Report 02/09/11

As a result of the GFC, ASIC have tightened regulation on financial services products and operators in an attempt to weed out shonky practices in the financial sector, which is a move I applaud. In saying that, some aspects of the changes such as tighter regulation around margin lending, have me questioning the logic behind  […read more]