Trading & Technical Analysis

Healthcare stock picks from this week’s tournament

The stock picking tournament this week targets healthcare stocks. We’ve asked you to pinpoint the best performing healthcare stock for the week and your reason why. The winner will be sent a $500 cheque in the mail. Below we’ve collated your responses. Biota Holdings was the most popular bet this week, followed by Sigma Pharmaceutical…

Winner of the $500 weekly prize goes to…

OK, so now that we’re into the swing of things we can announce the winner of our weekly $500 cash prize in TheBull’s stock picking tournament. We asked you to select the top performing energy stock for the week Monday 9 March to Friday 13 March – out of the list of stocks trading above…

Gold stock picks from this week’s tournament

The stock picking tournament this week targets gold stocks. We’ve asked you to pinpoint the best performing gold stock for the week and your reason why. The winner will be sent a $500 cheque in the mail. Below we’ve collated your responses. Lihir Gold was the most popular bet this week, followed by OceanaGold and…

Hedge funds ‘won’t target financials’

An independent monitor of local hedge funds has rubbished claims the funds would target domestic financial stocks if their short selling ban was lifted. Australian Fund Monitors’ chief executive Chris Gosselin hosed down concerns expressed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to extend the short selling ban on financial stocks for a third…

Your 5 favourite stocks this week – Stock Picking Tournament

Entries for this week’s Stock Picking Tournament are in. If you forgot to place your bet, don’t worry – you can enter again via the Thursday newsletter. Every week TheBull is handing out a $500 cheque to the best stock picker. Last week we looked at stocks in the energy sector that were trading above…

TheBull’s Weekly Stock Cash Giveaway

TheBull Stock Picking Tournament – gold stocks After a slew of entries for the inaugural stock picking tournament last week, we now enter the second week. The first week’s winner – based on the largest percentage gain over this week – will be announced in next Thursday’s newsletter. Please remember to put the stock code…

Trading in volatility – how to protect your downside without missing out on easy gains

By Kris Sayce You have probably been reading in the press recently about the high levels of volatility on the stock market. It is because of this and the ASIC ban on short selling, that many traders are looking for other markets to trade. But where do you look? Everything is volatile. In reality you’ve…

The mysterious world of stock forums

Death threats, politics, allegations of insider trading… Historically the mysterious world of online stock forums is awash with allegations of dark and sinister goings-on and while many today claim to have stamped out practices such as “ramping” and multi-niccing” the reality is that a cloud will continue to hang over all of them until the…

The Travails of Larry Williams, Futures Trader

In May 2006 Larry Williams was arrested in Sydney by federal police. Up until recently Williams was confined to the Sydney CBD awaiting possible extradition to the US on tax evasion charges. He can now go anywhere in Australia, so long as he posts his movements to police. Karin Derkley speaks to him from his…

Experts reveal secrets to making money on the markets

How does your psychological trading profile stack up? Is your mind supporting or sabotaging your success? Are your emotions helping you to make potentially winning decisions or are they working against you? Behavioural finance psychologists would have us believe that traders are essentially irrational creatures at the mercy of their basest emotions, greed and fear….