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Australian stocks, house prices and the economy in September 2010

September 23rd, 2009 · 83 Comments

One year has now passed since the failure of Lehman Brothers sent global financial markets plunging and only recently has it felt that the global economy may finally be entering a period of recovery. But will conditions be better or worse in 12 months? Will house prices be higher or lower and where will Australian stocks be in September 2010?

Understanding stock market cycles and investing.

September 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

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.

Australian stocks continue to rise but the pace is slowing

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?

Is a stock market correction on the way?

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.

For the record: August 2009

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.

A technical look at the S&P/ASX 200 Index (August 09)

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?

A global economic recovery does not mean business as usual.

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.

The “sucker’s rally” continues!

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.

Australian equities continue to rise. Long live the bull!

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.

The Economic Twilight Zone.

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!

Stock market investment traps, tricks and myths.

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.

Gold prices and the stock market rally.

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.

A quick look at 52 week high and low stock prices: July 2009

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.

Are Australian stocks poised to rally again?

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Since the beginning of May the Australian stock market has basically moved sideways and at present there is no clear trend in place.  Eventually a trend will emerge so the question is:  will the Australian share market rally or move down over the next six months or so.

The S&P/ASX 200, the U.S. economy and Australian tourism.

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?

Farewell FY08/09 and stock market outlook for FY09/10.

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.

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