Upfront Investor 30/12/11 – Retail to Sink or Swim?

What does Australia’s steel industry and some of the big Aussie retailers have in common? Since the GFC investors have watched the once ‘market darlings’ like Bluescope Steel and OneSteel plummet to new at all-time lows, and now some of the big names in retail are following suit. Billabong International and Myer Holdings have this  […read more]

Upfront Investor 23/12/11 – Three Steps to Financial Independence

As we approach the New Year, millions of Australians will be thinking about what they plan to commit to in 2012. Perhaps you plan to take more time off to spend with family, start a course in something you have always wanted to pursue, cut up your credit card, save more, or lose a few  […read more]

How to be Trendy Part 3

This is the finale in the three part series of How to be Trendy. In Part 1 I explained how to recognise a trend and this was followed with how to define the start of a new longer term trend and the end of an uptrend. As promised, in Part 3 let me show you  […read more]

Upfront Investor 16/12/11- Exports in trouble

The Australian government’s decision this year to ban live exports to Indonesia may have backfired as the Indonesian government have this week announced plans to cut Australian cattle imports as part of a plan to become self-sufficient. In my opinion, this situation is a lesson for the Australian government, and yet again, is another case where  […read more]

Upfront Investor 09/12/11 – Are banks playing fair?

Listen to this Australian Share Market Report via audio podcast just click Upfront Investor The banks again had mortgage holders living in hope that rates would drop in line with the RBA’s 0.25 per cent cut this week. But in a situation that is becoming all too normal, the banks stood their ground until mounting government  […read more]

Upfront Investor 02/12/11 – Australia puts the screws on China

Listen to this Australian Share Market Report via audio podcast just click Upfront Investor A few weeks ago the Australian government announced its decision to sell Uranium to India, and more recently this has been followed by news of the trade-off that India had to make in return for our Uranium. It seems India has to  […read more]

Dale Gillham – Understanding Market Cycles – Where to Next?

Register for the Online Seminar Understanding Market Cycles – Where to Next? On the 7th December I will be conducting two online seminars for First Prudential on the above subject. One will. be at 12.30pm and the other at 6.30pm. Decide your prefered time and then click on the appropriate link relating to that time  […read more]