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Gold Mining Stocks Are Overbought

The gold miners’ stocks have grown very overbought after soaring dramatically higher in recent months. Blasting really far really fast has left this sector really stretched technically and sentimentally. Excessive gains and greed always soon lead to major corrective selloffs, which are necessary to restore balance. All bull markets, even the most powerful, flow and…

The Financial Year In Review

PAUL SKAMVOUGERAS Head of Equities, Portfolio Manager This passing financial year marks the seventh consecutive year the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index (+11.4%) has posted a positive return. As the current economic cycle continues to mature, we are starting to observe an increasing number of warning signs in the economy and the equity markets, what we…

Investor Signposts 8 July 19: Post-Election Results

CommSec Chief Economist Craig James previews the economic & financial market events scheduled for the week ahead including the NAB business survey, consumer confidence & China inflation. Australia: Post-election results • In the coming week there will be more insights into the post-election economic environment in terms of business conditions and consumer sentiment. • The…

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…

Top gainer – education provider NVT

Top Gainer: Navitas (NVT)  Closing price  $3.58  Change  +0.08  % change  +2.3% On a dismal day on the ASX, just two stocks in the ASX200 managed to make gains – education provider Navitas and Cabcharge, up 2.3% and 1.1% respectively. Earlier in the week education provider Navitas Ltd announced that it has increased its full…

Stocks to watch: Bull & Bear – ENV & PBG

  #FOTO:1183:300# Top Gainer: Envestra (ENV)  Closing price  $0.675  Change  +0.04  % change  +6.3%   Gas stocks are on the move. After ESG rocketed 41.2% yesterday and another 4.2% today on Santos’ takeover bid, Investra (ENV) joined in on the action today as it jumped 6.3% to be the day’s biggest gainer. Now up 32%…

Stocks to watch: Top Gainer – WHC

Top Gainer: Whitehaven Coal (WHC)  Closing price  $5.98  Change  +0.09  % change  +1.5% In another bloodbath on the Australian market, there were very few winners, with only 6 stocks on the ASX200 made gains – three gold miners, two coal miners and Aristocrat Leisure. And the gains were meagre – of the six, only Whitehaven…

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…