Share Market Wrap 28 July 06

I never thought I would see the day when bananas are considered the cause of a rising inflation – but here we are. It seems that the rising cost of bananas, together with rising oil prices are responsible for the greater than expected CPI increase in the June quarter. While I expect oil prices to  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 21 July 06

The spotlight has been firmly on media stocks in the last week since the government announced reforms to the industry. In my opinion, however, the reforms have sparked an over reaction as people anticipate possible takeovers and mergers. No doubt there will be some opportunities that will emerge, but I think these will be fewer  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 14th July 06

When it comes to the share market the contrarian view has a great deal of merit, particularly as many people are expecting the bull market to continue in the next year. But let’s face it, if the majority believe the market is bullish then we can safely assume that pretty much everyone has bought in  […read more]

Share Market Wrap 7 July 2006


The end of the financial year always brings a mountain of analysis on how the share market and managed funds have performed for the preceding year. The All ordinaries Index achieved growth of 19.01% to 30 June 06 with the majority of this growth coming from the top 20 shares at 17.07%. In the first  […read more]