Analysis & Opinion

18 Share Tips – 1st May 2011

  Nicholas Brooks, RBS Morgans BUY RECOMMENDATIONS PanAust Limited (PNA) Chart: Share price over the year to 29/04/2011 versus ASX200 (XJO) Recent takeover activity has sparked investor interest in copper stocks for the short and long term. PNA is a top S&P/200 ASX stock with strong earnings and exciting short term catalysts in the next…

Oscillators and the Australian Dollar: Is the Australian Dollar Running out of Steam?

Every time a market climbs to new highs, some questions pop in everybody’s mind, such as: why is the market moving up, or is it too late to buy? Also, if I already have a long position, is it too early to sell. These are all valid concerns, and momentum indicators’ or oscillators’ major role…

Getting Aboard the Forex Gravy Train

Updated 16th May 2011 As the Australian dollar soared like a midsummer temperature, the urge to trade it for profit spread like a heat rash. And little wonder. In the space of less than two months the currency  shot from US97.5c to $US1.10 on May 2nd 2011, a jump of 12.5 per cent. (Just as…

Alternative asset choices for 2011, from commodities to absolute return funds

The most effective ways to get into ‘alternative’ investment strategies, in the Australian context In recent years, the palette of investment opportunities for the Australian retail investor has become very crowded. Areas that until recently were the province of professional investors – such as ‘alternative assets” (so named because they give exposures that are not…

Dividend Investing in the Share Market – Some Basic Information You Need to Know

Several decades ago, almost all shares paid dividends back to their investors.  That was the principal reason investors bought shares in the first place.  Indeed, during those days the prevailing philosophy in the investing capital of the world – Wall Street – was the purpose of a company is to pay dividends. Obviously, a company…

Qualitative Analysis of Shares – Looking Beyond the Numbers

All newcomers to share market investing quickly learn that the most widely used strategy for share picking is fundamental analysis.  Regardless of whether you are an aggressive high-risk growth investor or a conservative and cautionary value investor, you want to invest in shares of a company that you can judge to be fundamentally sound. In…

12 Value Stocks for Diversified Growth Beyond Resources

With the S&P/ASX 200 now trading on 11x forward earnings – a 22 per cent discount to its 10 year average – there’s a growing number of  undervalued defensive stocks looking decidedly oversold – especially following recent market shocks. Investors have overlooked these ‘pockets-of-value’ in favour of easy capital gains from small to mid-cap miners….

SECTOR SCAN: Stock Materials In Your Portfolio For Long Term Gains

The mining boom is behind a top performing materials sector. According to Standard & Poor’s, the materials sector has delivered an annualised return of 10.99 per cent for the 12 months to March 31, 2011 compared with a negative annualised return of .77 per cent for the S&P/ASX 200. Over five years, the materials sector…

YOUR PORTFOLIO: Gold Momentum To Continue So Take Stock

Gold at US$1,500 an ounce represents good buying if analyst Les Szancer’s prediction of $US2,000 an ounce is met within 18 months. Szancer went out on a limb 14 months ago and predicted gold would rise to $US1,500 an ounce before the end of 2010. It didn’t, but he wasn’t far off, it finished 2010…

Bear of the Week – 17th April 2011

Stock code: VBA Broker Sell Recommendations: Broker Hold Recommendations: Are we going to witness the end of another budget airline that dared challenge Qantas? Qantas has seen off several rivals in recent years, including Ansett and Impulse (. Increased competition from Impulse and from then new entrant Virgin were partly to blame for And in…