Trading & Technical Analysis

Winner of the $1000 giveaway

With the Easter break behind us, we can now announce the winner of the $1,000 giveaway – in the Bulls versus Bears trading competition. This time we focussed on the S&P/ASX 200 index, which comprises the 200 largest Australian stocks by market capitalisation. You were asked to tell us what level the index would hit…

Don’t be an ostrich investor and miss the next rally

The withering barrage of misfortune that investors have suffered defies belief.  Last year’s horrific 38.5% loss in the stock markets was one of the worst ever witnessed.  And this year has offered little respite, with stocks down another 5.7% so far.  Such a catastrophic loss of wealth has naturally sparked rampant bearishness, pessimism, and a…

Copper bull market

Most analysts believe this deep global recession has abruptly ended the powerful secular commodities bull that was born at the turn of the 21st century.  And it is certainly hard to argue this point considering the dismal panic-selling-induced performance of nearly all commodities. The volatility and fear that took hold of the markets have given…

Be careful of junior gold miners

By Scott Wright, Zeal Junior gold stocks are a contingent of the greater junior resources circuit that has simply been obliterated in the recent stock panic.  Even though gold has been strong over this stretch, the risk capital that usually finds its way into these gold explorers had all but left the scene. Measured by…

Winner of the weekly prize goes to…

We asked you to select the top performing healthcare stock for the week Monday 23 March to Friday 27 March – out of a list of stocks trading above $0.50 a share. And we have a winner – Mr F. Jamieson from Essendon, VIC, who chose Sigma Pharmaceuticals with a target price of $1.145, which…

Stock picking tournament – Bulls versus Bears

In this week’s stock picking tournament we focussed on the S&P/ASX 200 index. Will the market finish the week on a positive or negative note? The member who picks the direction and the percentage gain for the week wins $1000. So check out next Thursday’s newsletter to see if you are $1,000 richer. Interestingly, 51%…

Has the market bottomed?

After such a traumatic – and prolonged – bear market, investors had become desperate to see a rebound. And March has delivered it, in spades, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 21 per cent since March 9, the S&P 500 up 23 per cent, and the Australian pair, the ASX 200 and the All…

6 quick tips for locating future buy candidates in time for the upturn

The market has behaved badly, there’s no doubt about it – but now is not the time to forget about stocks. The best use of the downturn is to start creating a watchlist of future candidates to buy in time for the upturn. Some of the techniques outlined below require the use of stock data…

We’re giving away $1,000 this week – enter now

Sad to say, there was no winner in this week’s stock picking tournament on gold stocks. No one picked the winning gold stock – Nullarbor Holdings, which shot up by a spectacular 46.15% over the week. Nullarbor Holdings has tripled in price since January. The good news is that the prize now jackpots to $1,000…

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…