Analysis & Opinion

16 Mining Services Stocks Leveraged To Mining’s Bonanza

Australian mining investment is projected to jump by 50 per cent this year as strong commodity prices encourages mining companies to push ahead with as many projects as they can handle. Mining services companies are set to benefit with full order books and an ongoing pipeline of work. To investors this represents a golden opportunity…

Valuation Ratios for Any Investing Strategy

All share market-investing strategies have one thing in common – “target” shares.  Technical analysts apply their charts, graphs, and price patterns to specific shares in which they are considering an investment.  The same can be said of fundamental analysts of all stripes – both growth investors and value investors.  Of the many tools available to…

18 Share Tips – 27 February 2011

Mark Goulopoulos, Patersons Securities   BUY RECOMMENDATIONS QBE Insurance (QBE) – click stock code or chart Chart: Share price over the year to 27/02/2011 versus ASX200 (XJO) A recent market update contained positive developments for QBE. Cost estimates of the recent catastrophes in Australia were well within market expectations. Guidance for 2010 earnings was reaffirmed,…

SECTOR SCAN: Top 5 Healthcare Stocks

The listed healthcare and biotechnology sector is diverse and appeals to speculators and defensive investors. Junior biotechnology companies can rapidly burn cash in the absence of earnings during drug stgelopment stages. However, the rewards can be substantial if a junior bio-tech makes a medical breakthrough. Sharemarket analyst Michael Heffernan, of Austock, has stuck to the…

Market’s 56 fastest-moving stocks

Want a share price gain of 681 per cent in four weeks? How about 576 per cent in under four months? Or perhaps you’d settle for 374 per cent in three months? If it sounds too good to be true, just look at the incredible rallies in Mantle Mining Corp, Promesa and African Energy Resources….

Access Your Super And Work Too

It’s probably one of the most cherished strategies for financial planners as it has the power to boost super savings prior to retirement – and it’s also rather popular with pre-retirees who want to continue working while accessing their super at the same time. It’s called the transition to retirement pension, or TRIP for short….

Top Stock Picks From The Highest Earning Sectors

Consensus forecasts expect the S&P/ASX200 to grow by around 10 per cent in 2011 to around 5500 points excluding dividends, with the bulk of this growth coming from the mining sector alone. Based on Paterson Securities figures, the mining sector will deliver overall earnings growth of 75.2 per cent this year, followed by transportation (63.1%),…

Dingoes Of The ASX 50

Stockmarket investors who don’t want to go to the trouble of sifting through stock tips or poring over charts for under-valued trading opportunities can always fall back on a ‘mechanical’ strategy, where the investor simply buys stocks that fit a selection criterion, or set of criteria. It could be the stocks with the lowest price/earnings…

The Mining Tax Showdown

The announcement Wednesday by mining giant BHP Billiton of record Australian half-year profits, exceeding $10 billion, has re-ignited the debate over the Mineral Resource Rent Tax. The MRRT’s predecessor, the Resource Super Profits Tax, was a factor in the downfall of former prime minister Kevin Rudd. Before the August election, current Prime Minister Julia Gillard…

Tools for Finding Safer Shares (Part 4) – Cash Flow Ratios

As you know, there is no such thing as a “risk free” share market investment.  Some shares, however, are safer than others.  Companies in good financial health are better able to withstand economic calamites than those who are not. Many experts consider the Cash Flow Ratios we are going to look at as some of…