Analysis & Opinion

A tough new world for banks, or not?

Analysts say that Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd is set to do it tough over the coming year, but what exactly does that mean for its share price. 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 next million dollar penny stock

We all hear about the stock that races 200% in a week, but always after it has had its run. So how do pick the next million dollar penny stock before it soars? Coming soon – article to be run in an upcoming newsletter…

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…

Value Packed Financial Stocks For 2011

The time to consider buying stock is when proven performers appear under valued. Astute investors identify value after concluding a company’s brighter longer-term outlook outweighs short-term difficulties. Companies within the financial sector are worthy of attention as they have taken a back seat to more appealing minerals and energy firms. Concerns about regulatory risk emerged…

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…

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;…