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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…

Stocks to watch: Bull & Bear – CPA & AQA

  #FOTO:1210:300# Top Gainer: Commonwealth Property Office Fund (CPA)  Closing price  $0.95  Change  +0.035  % change  +3.8% In an otherwise bad day for the Aussie market, Commonwealth Property Office Fund was one of the few stocks that managed to post some gains, rising 3.8% to be the day’s top gainer on Thursday. The property fund…

Stocks to watch: Bull & Bear – VBA & ESG

#FOTO:1139:300# Top Gainer: Virgin Blue Australia (VBA)  Closing price  $0.315  Change  +0.03  % change  +10.5%   Virgin Blue’s share price has been in a tailspin since the beginning of 2008, when it was sitting at just under $2.00, 10% below its December 2003 listing price of $2.25. Although at that point it was already down…

Bull & Bear – GRY & BSL

  #FOTO:1155:300# Top Gainer: Gryphon Minerals (GRY)  Closing price  $2.03  Change  +0.19  % change  +10.3%   A day after being the biggest loser – falling 6.6% on Thursday – Gryphon Minerals (GRY), a West African focussed Gold exploration company with projects in Burkina Faso and Mauritania was the day’s top gainer, soaring 10.3% on Friday….

4 Sold-Off Small Caps Going Cheap

Before all this selling began there were plenty of Aussie companies that brokers liked at current prices. So now that most Aussie stocks are trading below these levels – surely there are opportunities for profit when the turnaround comes? The index that tracks the performance of small companies, the ASX Small Ordinaries index has dropped…

Broker Buy – Gindalbie Metals

BUY RECOMMENDATION Broker: Austock Securities Analyst: Craig Stranger Company: Gindalbie Metals Ltd Stock code: GBG  Closing price  $0.815  Target Price  $1.12  % difference  +41.1% Gindalbie, an Australian iron ore exploration company that is developing projects in Western Australia, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over the past few months. As the…