The current downturn in the world markets presents us with an opportunity to review or develop our investment strategy for the next few years. For some people it may mean a major overhaul such as moving from stocks to real estate, while for other it may mean just a realignment of stocks in a portfolio. In any case, it is a worthwhile exercise to review your investment strategy from time to time even if just to confirm what you actually own.
May 5th, 2008 · Greg Atkinson · No Comments
April 25th, 2008 · Greg Atkinson · No Comments
You have to love the tree hugging environmentalists, now that they have convinced most people the earth is getting warmer because of human activity they are now out to ruin the biofuel industry which is curious, as environmentalists use to be happy with the concept of renewable fuel sources.
April 16th, 2008 · Greg Atkinson · 1 Comment
As the casualty list from the stock market fall grows, the call for tougher regulation becomes louder. But will tougher laws and regulation really help? Can we prevent investors losing money via financial scams and corporate failures?
April 10th, 2008 · Greg Atkinson · No Comments
Sometimes, and I mean only sometimes, I look back at things I have written and they actually make sense. So today I will indulge myself and review some of the comments I have made in editorials I have written for the shareswatch blog. For in uncertain times, it is often useful to spend a moment or two reflecting on the past.
April 7th, 2008 · Greg Atkinson · 3 Comments
Did you hear about the former NSW Health Minister recently in court charged with gross negligence….no? Well neither did I. In fact do you recall any Minister State or Federal, being held account in the courts for negligence or any senior public servants for that matter? Probably not.
March 23rd, 2008 · Greg Atkinson · No Comments
One thing all investors would like to know is if the Australian Stock Market has reached a bottom and when things will start to recover. Like everyone else, I cannot predict the future but I can at least outline what I think (hope) will happen and how I am positioning my own investments.
March 10th, 2008 · Greg Atkinson · No Comments
Well it is hard to stay optimistic after stocks take yet another tumble and even harder when you look at the charts for 2008. It has been pretty much all downhill this year and the doom and gloom crowd are having a great time telling everyone they saw it all coming. (mind you they saw it all coming in 2006 and 2007 as well as I recall)
February 25th, 2008 · Greg Atkinson · 3 Comments
You have to pay credit where credit is due and is appears that Telstra’s CEO, Sol Trujillo, is a master of the rules followed by many management consultants and top level executives. Thus he was able to impress a number of analysts and financial journalists with Telstra’s recent half year financial results, when in fact there was not much to be impressed about.
February 15th, 2008 · Greg Atkinson · 5 Comments
Oh my, how self righteous we Australians are these days. It seems the good economic times have given us the confidence to take the high moral ground on a range of issues while covering one eye so that we do not look in our own backyards. Nothing could illustrate this point better than Australia’s antics in regards to whaling.
February 12th, 2008 · Greg Atkinson · No Comments
Let me first start by saying I think any predictions about the future are best described as forward looking guesstimates. So before reading on, please remember this is just my view and I am not aware of any ability I have to see clearly into the future.