Analysis & Opinion

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. 

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…

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;…

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…

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…