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Another US Financial Crisis All But Inevitable

By Ron Hera, Hera Research, LLC Hera Research (HR): Why do you remain a critic of the The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) when the $700 billion has been paid back? Neil Barofsky: To talk about the TARP only in terms of saving banks is revisionist history. When the financial crisis hit in 2008, then…

Indicator Overload – How Many Are Too Many?

By Vito Henjoto, Technical Analyst, GFT When it comes to technical analysis, the range of indicators available means there’s bound to be one to suit every trader. While this is true, most traders unfortunately take this to mean that more is better, which is not often the case. Technical traders are generally divided into two…

Pension Fears – Withdrawing Too Much At Once

Most retirees with stashed-away super will take out a pension at some point in their retired lives because of the tax benefits of doing so. The choice is simple: Either retain your money in super and cop 15% tax on your investment earnings every year; or transfer your super to a pension and pay zero…

Stocks to watch: The day’s bull & bear – IFN & EWC

#FOTO:1120:300# Top Gainer: Infigen (IFN)  Closing price  $0.325  Change  +0.025  % change  +8.3%   Down 54% for the year, former Babcock & Brown ‘wind play’ IFN was today’s biggest gainer, jumping 8.3%. However the day’s gain offers little solace for long-term shareholders who have seen the stock plummet 72% over the past two years.  Infigen…

Stocks to watch: Bull & Bear – KZL & ASL

  #FOTO:1186:300# Top Gainer: Kagara Zinc (KZL)  Closing price  $0.68  Change  +0.05  % change  +7.9%   Zinc, copper and nickel miner Kagara had been sliding for 18 months before the gains it has seen in recent weeks. At last there has been some good news for investors with the stock has jumping 27% since June…

Stocks to watch: Top Gainer – GRY

  Top Gainer: Gryphon Minerals (GRY)  Closing price  $1.665  Change  +0.155  % change  +9.3%   On a day that saw the Aussie market rebound strongly from early losses and buck the trend of Wall St’s massive losses Gryphon Minerals (GRY), a West African focussed Gold exploration company with projects in Burkina Faso and Mauritania soared…

Stocks to watch: Top Gainer – VBA

Top Gainer: Virgin Blue (VBA)  Closing price  $0.27  Change  +0.035  % change  +14.9%   Although Virgin Blue reported a net loss of $68 million that was almost 20% higher than the consensus estimate of $57 million, shares surged in the second half of the day to close 14.9% higher to be the day’s top gainer….

Stocks to Watch: Bull & Bear – MBN & IAU

#FOTO:1122:300# Top Gainer: Mirabela (MBN)  Closing price  $1.75  Change  +0.135  % change  +8.4%   Bouncing off an annual low of $1.615 yesterday, Mirabela investors finally had something to cheer about, with the stock rising 13.5 cents, or 8.4% to be the day’s biggest gainer. Down 20% for the year, it has been a tumultuous ride…

Stocks to watch: Bull & Bear – WEC & CSR

  #FOTO:1192:300# Top Gainer: White Energy (WEC)  Closing price  $2.06  Change  +0.215  % change  +11.7%   After hitting an all-time high of $4.16 nine months ago on 11th October 2010, WEC has been in freefall, and now sits at less than half that amount. Despite today’s 11.7% surge taking its two-day gains to 15.1%, it…

Stocks to watch: Top Gainer – LNC

  Top Gainer: Linc Energy (LNC)  Closing price  $2.25  Change  +0.275  % change  +13.9%   Broker calls Atom Funds Management – BUY Austock – BUY Madison Williams – BUY, $3.50 price target Patersons Securities – SELL Aussie shares recovered some of their losses on the back of Wall St’s surge yesterday, which saw shares rocket…

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