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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. […]

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 […]

Australian Private Health Vs Your Portfolio Wealth

Australian Private Health Vs Your Portfolio Wealth

Private Health The Private Health sector faces many challenges, profitability is falling for private health operators and private health insurance is appearing embattled.  In the healthcare sector, major operators of private hospitals, multi-disciplinary medical centres, pathology and radiology are outlaying huge sums of capital yet battling with under-performing divisions, increased costs and competitive pressures.  I […]

Can you survive a sharp downturn?

Can you survive a sharp downturn?

You sit down with the annual report, spreadsheet ready to see what hidden gold may await.  In the Balance Sheet there’s an important measure of liquidity known as the Current Ratio; total current assets divided by total current liabilities.  This little gem gives you an idea of whether the business could quickly cover their short-term […]

Why an investment manager could save your Life(style)

Why an investment manager could save your Life(style)

It’s no secret we are busier than we’ve ever been as a society.  With more people seeking to escape from debt, change into a less hectic lifestyle or transition into healthier work-life balance, investments have become a hot topic.  Before you dive your hard-earned cash into the next the dinner party hot tip, let’s have […]

Nanosonics (NAN) a brief overview

Nanosonics (NAN) a brief overview

NAN: What do they do ? Today I want to take a quick look at Australian Medical Technology Company Nanosonics (NAN), what they manufacture and sell and quickly explain without too much jargon and technicality why their product is needed and then overview briefly some of the potential issues that it may face.   This company […]