Sometimes it can seem like the stock market operates in a world of it’s own, totally disconnected from the real economy and the realities of world trade. However the stock market moves in cycles just like the wider economy and by understanding these cycles, investors can be better prepared for what the market will throw at them.
Entries Categorised as 'Stockmarket'
September 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments
Here we are in the dreaded month of September and yet stocks are still on an upward trend. But as each day passes the bulls become more bullish and those suggesting a major correction is due become more adamant that this rally cannot last. So who might be right?
August 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments
The ASX All Ordinaries Index has rallied around 40% since hitting a low in March this year and so investors are starting to wonder if a market correction is on the way. The simple answer is yes, because the fact is there is always some form of stock market correction just around the corner.
August 27th, 2009 · No Comments
The last few months have been more kind to Australian stock market investors however I have mainly been on the hunt for stock bargains rather than in selling mode. Therefore since May this year my focus has been on trying to buy some small parcels of shares in companies that I feel will do well over the next few years rather than profit taking.
August 25th, 2009 · No Comments
After yesterdays surge on the Australian stock market now is a good time to take in the big picture view and see what the charts may be telling us. It seems clear that the market is trending upwards but for how long will this rally last and can we learn anything from looking back at the S&P/ASX 200 over the last few years?
August 24th, 2009 · 16 Comments
After the strong stock market rally today I think we can safely say the bear market of 2008-2009 is now well and truly over. The ASX All Ordinaries & ASX 200 are still clearly trending upwards and commentators who were predicting a Global Depression just a few months ago have started adjusting their forecasts.
August 10th, 2009 · No Comments
As of today the Australian stock market has rallied just over 30% since bottoming out in March and so it is looking likely that the worst is over as far as 2008-2009 stock market rout is concerned. However the market is still well below the highs of 2007 and so a full stock market recovery is still a long way off.
July 31st, 2009 · No Comments
It was just a few months ago that I was reading about how the financial markets were on the verge of imploding and that gold was the best place to put our hard earned moment. But here we are in July and the global financial system is still alive, stocks are rallying and it is looking like the next bull market might be under way.
July 29th, 2009 · 6 Comments
The world’s major stock markets have all enjoyed fairly strong rallies over the last week or so and in Australian the ASX All Ordinaries has run up around 30% since March. But there is a sense of unease amongst investors because there are still plenty of economic indicators that suggest the global economy still faces challenges. That is because we have entered what I call the Economic Twilight Zone!
July 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments
The one sure thing about a bear market is that it provides fertile ground for the rise of investment myths and for people talking up certain assets classes by feeding on the fear of investors. But before you leap into some new investment it is probably a good idea to be aware of some of the common shares related investment traps, tricks and myths that exist.
July 23rd, 2009 · 6 Comments
Despite howls of “it’s a sucker’s rally” from some market commentators, Australian stocks have gradually pushed up since bottoming out earlier in the year. While nobody can say for sure what will happen over the next few months a look at the gold price and some stock market charts can at least tell us what is happening now.
July 20th, 2009 · No Comments
The Australian stock market has recovered from what appears to have been the bottom of the bear market back in March, so now seems a good time to look at some stock prices and see if they are creeping up to their 52 week highs or still near their lows.
July 8th, 2009 · 15 Comments
The ASX S&P 200 appears to be moving sideways, the U.S. economy is a mess and overseas tourists are not flocking “Down Under” like they once did. What does all this mean and will Australia win the Ashes series?
June 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments
Well another financial year is drawing to a close and for most stock market investors the last 12 months have not been very kind. But it is now time to contemplate how the next financial year may unfold and think about any opportunities or threats we may face as investors.
June 19th, 2009 · 6 Comments
Although I do not trade stocks based on technical analysis I do often look at stock market technical charts to simply see if they might be indicating a trend. Of course there is no guarantee any trend shown in these charts will continue, but a quick look at some candlesticks charts of the All Ordinaries Index does reveal a few interesting patterns.