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Stock markets torn between fear and fundamentals

Stock markets torn between fear and fundamentals

World stock markets are being torn between the competing forces of fear and fundamentals. Since September fear has been a clear winner.  For the first couple of days of 2019 it appeared the market had taken a dose of anti-anxiety medication. But it took only one big shock – a downgrade in Apple’s revenue forecast – […]

Buyers hit the brakes on new car sales last year

Buyers hit the brakes on new car sales last year

Australians pumped the brakes on buying new cars last year, as a tightening of bank lending controls and the impact of the slowing property market drove a drop-off in new vehicle sales, automotive industry leaders have said.  Sales of new cars across the country declined for the first time in four years, according to data released […]

What is your investor profile?

What is your investor profile?

Knowing​ ​your​ ​Investor​ ​Profile is very important to investing.  In order to set yourself up for success in the stock market you need to know what type of investor you are and what type of risk tolerance you have.  As a general rule of thumb, the greater the reward, the greater the risk you must take. Most people don’t want […]

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 […]

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 […]

Qantas shares soar to record high

Qantas shares soar to record high

Qantas shares have hit a new high after US investment bank Goldman Sachs upgraded its rating on the airline.  Qantas shares gained 3.5 per cent to hit $6.15 today after Goldman upgraded its rating on the stock from neutral to buy.  After four years of “negligible growth”, Goldman analysts tip a resurrection in domestic travel […]

RBA holds rates steady at 1.5%

RBA holds rates steady at 1.5%

The RBA has kept rates steady at their historical low of 1.5 per cent, as widely expected, while offering little to encourage talk the central bank will hike in 2018. Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe continued to strike an upbeat tone on the state of the local economy, but warned that wage growth and inflation […]

CBA facing class action over money laundering allegations

CBA facing class action over money laundering allegations

The Commonwealth Bank faces a potential investor class action over its disclosure of more than 53,000 alleged breaches of anti-money laundering laws, following a sharp fall in its share price when the scandal emerged earlier this month.  Plaintiff law firm Maurice Blackburn, backed by listed litigation funder IMF Bentham, said on Wednesday it would investigate a potential […]

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