Trends & Opportunities

Broker Buys On The Dip

Despite yet another volatile week for global stocks, with US and European markets swinging wildly, the Australian market was relatively calm and actually finished the week 1.64% higher. TheBull PREMIUM’s Bull of the Week last week, Rio Tinto’s takeover target Coal & Allied, led the way with a 28% surge, while JB Hi-Fi (+10.8%) and…

Volatile stocks: top gainers beat the index for the week

Top gainers Market action – or the wild price swings of stocks accelerating up the charts – happens in the list of the top gaining stocks. These are the stocks that have risen the most over a single day. Many traders like to check out the top gainers for ideas on where the activity centres…

Market Panic – what should you do?

GLOBAL MARKETS PLUNGE 4-5%. OIL PLUNGES 6%. I know what you’re thinking: ‘I’ve got to get out before it gets any worse.’  It’s been a terrible week for investors. Two weeks ago the ASX200 stood at 4602.90. By close on Friday it was sitting at 4105.40, and who knows how much further there is to…

How To Profit If the Aussie Dollar Falls

When the Aussie dollar gets wobbly, investment analysts head to the drawing board to devise new investment strategies. Over the past week, the Aussie dollar has plunged against the Pound, the US dollar and the Euro. If it starts to slide against the major currencies, then you’d want to be in a place where you…

More retail pain: Shorters and brokers bet against HVN

The technique of profiting from a price fall is called short-selling, otherwise known as “shorting,” “to go short” or simply “short.” Basically, short-selling is the reverse of how we’re traditionally taught to invest, to buy at the lowest possible price and sell at the highest. When shorting, you aim to jump in at a high…

Volatile stocks: biggest daily gainers hold onto gains as the market tumbles 3.9%

Top gainers Market action – or the wild price swings of stocks accelerating up the charts – happens in the list of the top gaining stocks. These are the stocks that have risen the most over a single day. Many traders like to check out the top gainers for ideas on where the activity centres…

Climate Change and the Cost of a Carbon Tax – Free Market Players Enter the Debate

Of all the divisive issues in modern industrialised societies, nothing approaches the rancor generated by the debate over global warming and its role in climate change.  Both sides hurl demeaning epithets at the other and question the intellectual capabilities of anyone holding an opposing view to their own. The recent government announcement of an impending…

BROKER BUYs: upgrades from brokers Australia-wide

OM Holdings (OMH) Closing price $1.025 Weekly change $+0.135 % change +15.1% Broker Calls Macquarie – BUY Euroz – BUY RBS – HOLD CHART Chart: Share price over the year to 08/07/2011 versus ASX200 (XJO) The decision by manganese business OM Holdings to cancel plans for a listing on the Hong Kong sharemarket is a…

Does JB Hi-Fi deserve the title of the no.1 shorted stock?

The technique of profiting from a price fall is called short-selling, otherwise known as “shorting,” “to go short” or simply “short.” Basically, short-selling is the reverse of how we’re traditionally taught to invest, to buy at the lowest possible price and sell at the highest. When shorting, you aim to jump in at a high…

FUND MANAGER PERSPECTIVE: Hit on A Ten-Bagger Microcap Stock

If you haven’t got a healthy appetite for risk, you just might want to pass on microcap stocks – the moniker for stocks with a market value of less than $250 million. As microcaps are generally newer companies – some newly listed on the exchange – it’s hard for investors to get reliable information about…