Trading & Technical Analysis

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….

A mother’s phenomenal trading success

Margaret Laing doesn’t mind admitting that she is pretty chuffed with her sharemarket wins over the past 10 ten years. An investor in both property and shares, Laing would put most professional investors to shame. Her successes include a parcel of Gloucester Coal shares that she divested for a tidy $50,000 profit – tripling her…

A story of a home-based trader – Vimal Mehta

Commercial pilot Vimal Mehta often has hours to kill in hotel rooms during stopovers between flights. But he deliberately chooses not to spend this time trading. The 36-year old says that while this may seem like the ideal opportunity to work the market he finds that the situation puts too much pressure on him to…