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. 

An opportunity too large to ignore

We pinpoint the stocks most leverage to the Chinese infrastructure boom, which is seeing new cities spring up almost overnight. Coming soon – to appear in an upcoming newsletter. 

Company earnings reporting season – who’s set to surprise the market

WIth earnings season in full flight, we take a look at who’s set to surprise the market with their earnings report – both on the upside and downside. Coming soon – to appear in an upcoming 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…

The best stock on the ASX

With more than 2,000 stocks to choose from on the Australian Securities Exchange, it’s a big call to select one as the ‘best’. But there is a stock that stands out from the pack for a number of reasons. Coming soon – to appear in an upcoming newsletter.