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The benefits of solar power

The benefits of solar power

Using the Sun to power your home can help reduce your electricity bills and your carbon footprint. Giving you access to a renewable and clean source of energy, we take a look at how a solar power system can benefit your home.  It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, throughout the year our country bakes […]

Wesfarmers selling troubled Homebase/Bunnings venture in the UK

Wesfarmers selling troubled Homebase/Bunnings venture in the UK

Wesfarmers will sell its troubled Homebase/Bunnings venture in the UK, a move welcomed by brokers as the financial outcome is better than feared. -Wesfarmers entitled to equity proceeds on further sale by Hilco -New business development management has stronger focus on capital allocation -Brokers expect scepticism regarding any further offshore M&A Wesfarmers ((WES)) has bitten the bullet, […]

Capital Market Efficiency and Australian Capital Markets

Capital Market Efficiency and Australian Capital Markets

What is an Efficient Capital Market?   A market where information regarding the value of securities are incorporated into its prices accurately and in real time. Since the value of securities fluctuates and reflect its present intrinsic value, an efficient capital market enables these fluctuations to be reflected in the securities’ current price.   An efficient capital market is one where share prices change and adjust rapidly according […]

The pros and cons between a Retail Store vs Online Store

The pros and cons between a Retail Store vs Online Store

As technology plays a big part in every aspect of people’s lives, it has been changing various consumer habits that affect how businesses are created. From the traditional brick and mortar shop, a number of entrepreneurs are leaning towards an online shop. The difference in convenience, upfront cost, and store management among others makes people […]

New technology could disrupt the Lithium boom

New technology could disrupt the Lithium boom

Silicon battery group and ASX aspirant 1414 Degrees has hit a snag with ASIC.  The Adelaide-based company lodged a prospectus for a capital raising of $30 million to $50 million and public flotation to commercialise its novel energy storage technology last month. But ASIC is seeking more detailed information and 1414 Degrees will have to issue a new prospectus.   The company’s energy storage devices […]

ASX posts best weekly advance in more than a year

ASX posts best weekly advance in more than a year

The ASX snapped a five-session winning streak on Friday but managed to post its best weekly advance for more than a year as investors welcomed some robust corporate earnings updates. On Friday, the S&P/ASX 200 index fell 35 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 6062, taking the gain for the week to 1.84 per cent, […]

Sluggish UK data lowers chances of rate rise

Sluggish UK data lowers chances of rate rise

“Disappointing” data on the UK service sector appears to have cut the chances of an interest rate increase next week.  The IHS Markit/CIPS services purchasing managers’ index rose to 52.8 in April, but was not as strong as expected.  Last month, official figures showed the UK economy grew 0.1% in the first quarter – the slowest rate since 2012.  Given […]

AMP appoints David Murray, former Commonwealth Bank head, as new chairman

AMP appoints David Murray, former Commonwealth Bank head, as new chairman

The former Commonwealth Bank chief executive David Murray has agreed to become AMP chairman.  AMP says Murray, who was also chairman of the Future Fund and led the 2014 Financial System report, will take on the role on or before 1 July, leaving executive chairman Mike Wilkins to return to the position of interim chief executive. […]

Codan partners with Caterpillar to revolutionise mining

Codan partners with Caterpillar to revolutionise mining

 Codan Limited (ASX: CDA) is well positioned to be at the forefront the AI revolutionising the Mining Industry.  Established in 1959 and publicly floated in 2003, Codan have been using engineering and electronics expertise to solve problems ever since. They have a diverse range of products (more than 50 product lines) spanning radio communications, mining, […]

Dividend Reinvestment – The Powerful Wealth Creation Machine

Dividend Reinvestment – The Powerful Wealth Creation Machine

One of the most powerful forces in the world is the power of compounding.  When harnessed to create wealth there is no force like it.  As an investor you can choose to receive interest on your money through a bank or invest in great companies and receive a share of their corporate earnings. Below I […]