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Market wrap: popular stocks

Market wrap and popular stocks at close on Friday. To see the latest data, click here to go to TheBull’s data centre, or click here and type in the stock code in the stock quote box for individual stock data and charts. S&P 200 (Monday)                    …

Market wrap: top 10 rises and falls

Top 10 rises and falls at close on Friday. To see the latest data click here to go to TheBull’s data centre, then type in the stock code in the stock quote box for individual stock data and charts.   S&P 200 (Monday)                        …

Drilling into the top 30 short list

Retail investors confident enough to pick their own stocks are constantly hunting for sources of new investment opportunities.  Value investors and bargain hunters monitor the 52-week low and daily top market fall lists.  Some ignore another potentially potent source – the Top 30 Short List. Why?  It doesn’t take long for a virgin share market…

Penny stocks on the rise

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Stock story: HCA Healthcare

Investors have long expected Jeff Bezos’s Amazon to move to disrupt the notoriously expensive US healthcare industry in the same way the company has upended retail. Bezos exceeded expectations this year when, in his first foray into healthcare in what is an attempt to reduce Amazon’s medical costs, he teamed with investment legend Warren Buffett…

Hidden gems in market movers

Newcomers to the sometimes “wonderful world of share market investing” – with the notable exception of the current climate – may wonder about the impact US markets have on the ASX.  The following chart of a week in the life of the three major ASX indices is a brutal example. At the close of trading…

Will Turnbull Boost Renewable Stocks?

Changes in national political leadership sometimes lead to more favourable conditions for certain business sectors and worsening conditions for others.  Such was the case when Tony Abbott came to power with his Coalition government.  The financial news quickly filled with gloomy prospects for the Renewable Energy Sector in Australia. With the arrival of a new Prime Minister…

Why Newcrest Mining looks undervalued

Lower Australian dollar will boost local gold producers and those with offshore operations Australian gold producers are shining in a gloomy market for corporate earnings. Our lower currency is supporting the Australian dollar gold price and further gains this financial year are likely. Expect the market to upgrade earnings forecasts for mid-tier, Australia-based producers.  This…

Why analysts are bullish on Newcrest Mining

Australian gold producers are shining in a gloomy market for corporate earnings. Our lower currency is supporting the Australian dollar gold price and further gains this financial year are likely. Expect the market to upgrade earnings forecasts for mid-tier, Australia-based producers.   This column became moderately bullish on gold last year, nominating Newcrest Mining, Northern…

Spotless cleans up on outsourcing trend

The outsourcing trend shows no sign of slowing as companies look for further cost savings and efficiency gains as staff numbers are cut. Spotless Group Holdings’ solid profit result and its improving outlook show the potential. Spotless provides outsourced facility, laundry and linen services to companies and government departments in Australia and New Zealand. Catering…

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