Upfront Investor 28-06-13 | Politics is a Dirty Game…

With all the shenanigans that have been going on in Australian politics over the past few years, one thing we have come to expect is for an Australian political leader to tell you what they won’t do and then do the opposite. As an experienced voter this is nothing new as I’m hard pressed to  […read more]

Upfront Investor 21-06-13 | Are the Money Printers About to Stop?

Speaking at a news conference last night, Ben Bernanke forecast a controlled decrease and end to the Quantitative Easing (QE) program that has propped up the US economy since 2008. This announcement sent a wave of fear through the markets, with the Australian dollar dropping below $0.93 for the first time since 2010, and our  […read more]

Ask Dale Gillham Trading Tips 18-06-13 Leighton Holdings Limited (LEI)

Hi everyone, ‘Ask Dale’ is a segment where each fortnight I review one listed company from the Australian share market, suggested by our Facebook subscribers. If you would like me to review a stock that you either currently hold or are looking to trade then please post your suggestion in the comments section of the ‘Ask  […read more]

More People Look to Alternative Options for Superannuation

Constant changes to superannuation laws are pushing people to look for alternative places to park their retirement savings, according to fund managers. While the tax advantage of super is a major drawcard, the uncertainty of having the money locked in a system that is constantly changing means this may no longer outweigh the tax benefit,  […read more]

Upfront Investor 14-06-13 | Why ‘One Vote, One Dollar’ is Wrong…

It doesn’t take Einstein to work out how allowing donations to political parties can influence government policy, however the money to fund our political system, which seems to be ever increasing, has to come from somewhere. Whether or not you believe that our governments should cost what they do is for another discussion as there  […read more]

Upfront Investor 07-06-13 | When One Door Closes Another Opens…

The saying ‘when one door closes another opens’ could not be more true when it comes to the market as there will always be opportunities to profit regardless of whether a financial instrument, market or stock is falling or rising. With the right knowledge, it’s relatively easy to find where to invest for the best  […read more]