Share Tips

How Much Crude Oil Do You Unknowingly Eat?

You may think (or hope) that in your daily life you don’t need to worry about unknowingly eating or otherwise ingesting crude oil or any of its many, many petrochemical byproducts. But you would be wrong. And not just a little wrong–very, very wrong. Petroleum-based substances are in all kinds of innocuous-seeming things that we…

Story Stocks in the Making

Why do many newcomers to share market investing seek the advice of history’s great investors and then ignore what they have to say? Two of the most successful investors in recent memory both shared the same belief: Stay away from businesses you can’t explain. Warren Buffet has earned the reputation of the Oracle of Omaha….

Shares vs property

There’s no quick answer to the question of where to invest your hard-earned money. However, there are some basic facts and rules that can help guide your decision. Is property best? We all love property. We all want to buy property. Whether we can afford to buy it is another question, but we all talk…

The Worst Is Over For Oil Markets

Some analysts see the world dodging a recession next year, which provides some upward room for oil prices. Last week, the IEA warned last week that “the hefty supply cushion” building up in the first half of 2020 will cause OPEC+ problems as the group tries to balance the oil market. Part of the reason…

ASX Medical Marijuana Stocks – Buy, Wait and See, or Stay Away

On 5 December of 1996 the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, coined a phrase that should be etched in the psyche of all retail investors – irrational exuberance. It was the time of the dot.com stocks qualifying as “next big thing” stock market entries, sometimes backed by little more than a paper…

Big US Stocks’ Q3’ 2019 Fundamentals

The US stock markets have surged to all-time-record highs, fueled by extreme Fed easing. It jawboned about rate cutting, slashed rates, and birthed a new large-scale Treasury monetization campaign! All this has left traders hyper-complacent, assuming the upside will continue indefinitely. But are these lofty stock levels fundamentally-justified? The big US stocks’ just-reported Q3’19 results…

Equity market vigilantes

If I say the word “vigilante”, what image springs to mind? For many years it would have been Sylvester Stallone as Rambo. He’s the muscled-up army veteran using his skills to fight corruption and oppressive outcomes. However, it’s fair to say the action hero industry is evolving, and these days we’re increasingly seeing female characters…

Graphene Additives Making their Mark

Some investors lose patience waiting for “next big thing” breakthroughs. The time between concept and commercialisation to generate substantial returns on stock market investments in companies involved with the reportedly revolutionary capabilities of the breakthrough and seem an eternity. Others realize the path from concept to profit can be long and torturous. Such has been…

Investor Signposts: Inflation data hogs the spotlight

CommSec Chief Economist Craig James previews the economic & financial market events scheduled for the week ahead including the State of the States report, Private sector credit & US Federal Reserve rates decision. Australia: Inflation data hogs the spotlight • In Australia, investors will be focussed on the latest inflation report. But the latest data…

Gold Miners Likely To Report Blowout Profits

The gold miners are likely to report blowout profits in this spinning-up Q3’19 earnings season. Higher production, stable costs, and much-higher gold prices should combine for some super-impressive results. That’s going to leave the still-undervalued gold miners much more attractive fundamentally, supporting bigger capital inflows and much-higher stock prices. Q3 should prove the gold miners’…