Analysis & Opinion

Debt Ratios – Tools for Finding Safer Shares (Part 1)

Considering the wild roller coaster ride the world’s markets have put us through the last few years, it is no wonder even the most aggressive retail investors are looking for less risky investments.  Ratio analysis can provide a roadmap and of the many financial ratios available, the ones that offer us the best clues are…

The best gold stocks for your portfolio

With gold near record highs, many of the small and mid-cap miners are doubling and tripling annual profit. Which ones should you single out to add to your portfolio? Coming soon – to appear in an upcoming newsletter. 

How to take advantage of the commodity boom

There’s little doubt that commodities – at least some of them – will continue their price boom this year, despite concerns about slowing Chinese growth and the fragile recoveries occurring in the US and Europe. But getting on board to take advantage of the trend as an ordinary investor takes some thinking through, and as…

Return on Equity (ROE) – Is It the ‘Magic Number’ of Share Picking Tools?

Although some share market skeptics claim most share picking tools yield results no better than throwing darts at a wall, there are numbers any investor can look at to help pick solid investments.   Return on Equity (ROE) is one such number.  Simply put, ROE measures how well a company makes use of the money its…

Who’s buying and selling their own stock

A rundown of all the latest buying and selling activity from company directors. Coming soon – to appear in the first PREMIUM newsletter. 

Dump this bank from your portfolio

The big four Aussie banks have dominated the market for several decades, pulling in massive profits in good times and bad. But on the back of the biggest financial crisis of our lifetime, some of them are looking positively wobbly. Coming soon – to appear in an upcoming newsletter.

5 Uranium Stocks to Watch

Australia’s uranium sector is highly speculative, but it offers an opportunity to make relatively fast money for investors willing to heighten their risk/reward appetite. The uranium spot price has risen from $US41.75 a pound in June 2010 to $US71.83 a pound at the end of January 2011, a 72 per cent increase. China and Russia’s…

How to Analyse Company Financials

For many investors financial analysis forms the foundation of their investment decision.  In their minds, it is the essential component in the process of evaluating a company as a potential share market investment.  By digging into the crown jewels of a company’s annual report -the income statement; the statement of comprehensive income; the balance sheet;…

Stock of the week – 3rd February 2011

Investors highy leveraged to the resources sector get worried every time there’s a blip in commodity prices, or when news from China is less promising than normal. Recent economic data out of China was a good example of news causing a sell off in commodity prices.  Beijing announced this month that China’s economy accelerated in…

Top Down Strategy – Stocks To Gain From Flood Recovery

Think of top down investing as a “big picture” strategy.  The big picture is the global market and all it encompasses.  If you think of the global market as a forest, if it looks green and healthy, you enter the forest looking for the healthiest trees.  When you find a grove of healthy trees, you…

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