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Three Australian Tech Stocks Bucking the Downward Trend

The S&P ASX All-Technology Index (ASX:XTX) extended its slide on Wednesday, 25th May, ending the day down a further 2.36%. The Australian tech sector continues to struggle as part of the global volatility being experienced, and the challenges facing many of the world’s largest tech companies have been well publicised. The Nasdaq 100, the US…

Stocks to watch on Thursday

Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange on Thursday: CWN – CROWN LTD – up 12 cents at $12.34 A Deloitte report on Sydney’s proposed casino at Barangaroo will be made public once the state government makes a final decision on the project, says NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell. James Packer’s Crown Casino last year…

16 Mining Services Stocks Leveraged To Mining Boom

Australian mining investment is projected to jump by 50 per cent this year as strong commodity prices encourages mining companies to push ahead with as many projects as they can handle. Mining services companies are set to benefit with full order books and an ongoing pipeline of work. To investors this represents a golden opportunity…

Top 5 Uranium Stocks For Your Portfolio

Australia’s uranium sector is highly speculative, but it offers an opportunity to make relatively fast money for investors willing to heighten their risk/reward appetite. The uranium spot price has risen from $US41.75 a pound in June 2010 to $US71.83 a pound at the end of January 2011, a 72 per cent increase. China and Russia’s…

18 Share Tips – 7 September

Ben Potter, ABN AMRO Morgans BUY RECOMMENDATIONS Bank of Queensland (BOQ) Launched a $340 million capital raising from institutional and retail investors to further expand its network. Wide Bay Australia (WBB) is a smaller listed Queensland financial institution that BOQ may target for acquisition. The long-term outlook for regional bank margins is continuing to improve….

18 Share Tips – 13 July

Brendan Fogarty, Alto Capital BUY RECOMMENDATIONS Meridian Minerals (MII) The speculative sector is seeing a gradual return in volumes in recent months, with overall risk in the macro-environment reduced to a more tolerant level. Some shrewd juniors have taken the opportunity to acquire reasonable small-to-mid sized resource assets at heavily discounted prices, post the exuberance…

10 Aussie stocks with the highest debt

What a difference a year makes when it comes to attitudes towards corporate gearing. Companies once lauded for having ‘ballsy borrowings’ are now as popular as Scrooge himself on Christmas morning. The global credit squeeze brought to front and centre the stress debt can place a company under. And the 180-degree about-face on what now…

The best stock to invest in

These companies are rare, but when you find them – hold on for the ride – as this could be the stock of a lifetime. We are talking about companies with wide economic moats, generally regarded as the best companies to invest in. But before we sift through the Australian investing landscape in search of…

A stock for a lifetime

Australian investors are becoming less willing to pour money into costly managed funds when other investments such as listed investment companies (LICs) do the same thing for a fraction of the price. Both LICs and managed funds are share portfolios that are externally managed by a professional fund manager – the difference being that LICs…

The Scoreboard – Winning and Losing Stocks for 2008

The biggest dog in 2008 went to none other than beleaguered investment bank Babcock & Brown – its shares tanking by 99.4% to the year ending 17 December 2008. Anyone with $10,000 parked with the investment house in December last year, has less than the cost of a tank of petrol to show for it…