Trends & Opportunities

Take Your Profits And Run, But to Where?

The world is not in a happy place whichever way you look at it. Investing in these times means forecasting the road ahead as best you can – ensuring that potholes in your investment portfolio don’t turn into craters. Over the past year, the consumer discretionary sector has sold off by some 22%, the materials…

Commodities Outlook: No Boom Lasts Forever

If you’re heavily invested in commodities then you’d better on the lookout for when this commodities bubble is going to bust. Because it will, and when the bubble busts it will get nasty. No boom in history has gone on forever, regardless of the underlying reasons for the boom in the first place. Everyone thought…

Searching for Shares – Insider Buying Clues Can Trump Analyst Opinion

Where do retail investors typically search for shares in which to invest or to add to a watch list?  Financial websites like TheBull are filled with articles highlighting the opinion of brokers and analysts on potential investments. While analyst opinion is for many an indispensable starting point, retail investors need to constantly remind themselves opinions…

Don’t Get Stung – Some Sectors Are Vulnerable For A Fall

The latest bear market rally is likely to last until another stint of bad news sours confidence. Market volatility is here to stay and investors leading into 2012 should ensure that they are well placed to profit from the ups and to stay well clear of the ditches. The word of the moment is de-leverage,…

Stocks to avoid: broker sells & downgrades

Only tough contrarians bravely buy stocks in falling markets as temporary price declines are overlooked for the prospect of longer-term gains. Others active in the market at the moment are short sellers who make money when share prices fall. You only have to look at the rolling 12-month lows versus the rolling 12-month highs to…

The Market Is Toast. Protect Your Assets

The trader who became an internet sensation with his outburst on BBC television – declaring that “the market is toast” and that the smart money is moving its assets to safer investments like treasury bonds – has become an instant enemy of the corporate media. His views on the global financial crisis were belittled as…

HELP! Investor’s Guide To Surviving The Market Correction

The financial world is not in a happy place, and investors as represented by global stockmarket are becoming disillusioned about the future. Fear is ruling and the media is having a field day with dire predictions of what the future may hold – Germany breaking off from the EU, the end of the Euro, burgeoning…

Broker Buys: The most popular oil stock on the market

After eking out two weeks of small gains the Aussie market was marginally lower for the week to Friday 9th September – and this week is shaping up for another rough one after global markets dropped sharply on Friday. For the second week in a row US markets dived on a Friday, with the Dow…

Can you profit from shorting the top ten shorted stocks?

The top ten shorted stocks  Company  Stock Code  Time in top ten  Share price fall since entering top ten  Current share price  JB Hi Fi  JBH        Fairfax  FXJ        Billabong  BBG        Gunns  GNS        Myer  MYR        David Jones  DJS      …

The China Economic Syndrome

In hindsight, anyone who takes the time to study what was going on in the buildup to the Great Financial Crisis wonders why so few economists predicted what was about to happen.  One of the few who did was Nouriel Roubini, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Roubini is now something…