Shareswatch Australia

Australian stock market investing, ASX charts, analysis & market forecasts.

Shareswatch Australia header image 3


Latest comments & discussions

To make a comment or read the original article (and other comments) please click on the article title.

To make a general comment or suggestion about the Shareswatch.com.au site or blog please go to the Site comments and feedback section.

Please read our moderation policy which can be found here before leaving a comment.

OK, found it: https://www.propertyvalue.com.au/news/most-popular-council-areas-for-retirees/31?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=PV07SEPT17 I'd actually forgotten that this sales data applied to _all_ states, not just WA. We expected the downsizing phenomenon, of course, but had always reasoned that metro-folk would sell their 1.2 mil city homes to buy 650K city homes … as friends did; or that sea-changers and tree-changers would leave their city existence and move to highly-desirable upmarket coastal towns. To some extent, that happened*… but now that prices have risen in those towns, retirees appear to be flooding into previously neglected, historically low-growth regions. * Studying census data recently, I was astonished to learn that the over-65 [...]
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
Latest Comments
We're watching with some surprise, as retiring down-sizers move to small WA towns… and prices rise steadily, Lachlan. Are you seeing that trend emerge? If they're “…nice little brick houses … for a song…” it may not have happened yet… I must find the link which described that growth. Shouldn't be too difficult, as I sent it to my sons recently… . Sounds like your business is doing really well, Lachlan. 🙂 [...]
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
Latest Comments
Yes the Small Ords really got hit hard & apart from a bounce off the GFC bottom they have not done much since. I use to invest in Small Caps but got burnt several times very badly. Now I reckon it's just normally not worth the risk. [...]
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
Latest Comments
“I expect the ASX 200 to fall back towards 5500 and finish the year lower than where it is now” That seems likely from a price technical viewpoint to me also. I prefer the immediate outlook for the XSO over the XJO. Those small caps certainly died after after 2011 and all the excitement that I and others had for the little fellas. [...]
Sat, Sep 23, 2017
Latest Comments
No farm yet Biker… story too long for here. For now, I bought a brick home on 40 acres with quality machinery sheds to put more business gear in. Spare quarters for seasonal workers, more seed drying units…tax right-off. It's on the edge of a good country town near my existing business premises. Later, it could be my first rental block however it would make more sense to sell and buy smaller in town for rental and use some dough to invest in the large acreage (farm) and build the dream home there. You can buy nice little brick houses in [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Latest Comments
Certainly money was made over at AGY there Biker. That's the dream if you can make it real. I am sitting on some ARE and other small caps hoping they might do a rocket ship one day. Some of the gold specs rocketed about a year ago before falling back to Earth again. I didn't sell any even though many went up 2-3X. I wouldn't spend anything on these micro-gambles that I can't live without however they are a novel investment that some people understand and profit from. I will buy back into blue chips when the market is right. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Latest Comments
Away from home, working at a rental at present, Lachlan. We have just one house vacant, but the EotMB has certainly reduced WA rents (about 12%, in our experience.) No drama… we own 'em… . 🙂 Missed an opportunity recently. Discussing lithium with a neighbour, he recommended I look at Argosy. I did. Ten days later it had jumped from 14c to 22c. Currently 20c. Pleased to hear you're happy with your Dmax. We know very little about Isuzu here. I still drive two 4WDs (Toyota and Subaru) but use few of our three cars, preferring [...]
Sat, Sep 16, 2017
Latest Comments
“long dollar” Actually the old girl is steadily selling down of late. Maybe she'll continue to 90 odd…from the last high of about 103. DXY = 92.47 now. [...]
Wed, Aug 30, 2017
Latest Comments
Greg there's about a 16% sell-off between the current dj value and initial technical support which is a very high odds target in any retest. A similar test here might even go below 5000. Otherwise if the xjo action continues upwards past 6000 then I think technical sellers may start to build positions past 6250/300. [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Latest Comments
“The Model 3 will be the first in the S3XY range whose cost I can justify” Same here Biker. I separate the ideals from the practical because both are very important elements of life. It's important to know what I really like and why…and then what I can actually achieve in the present. I'm excited enough about this concept that I want to try it. Its just that we have the rough roads here and all. Hardly anyone here owns a 2wd. Yep the low servicing is another great benefit electric vehicles. The 4wds of merit will come. For now Isuzu Dmax [...]
Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Latest Comments
Lachlan, I must admit that: 1.) I do prefer the S, myself; 2.) It's difficult for me to be objective about Teslas; 3.) The Model 3 will be the first in the S3XY range whose cost I can justify. The claimed service interval (a million miles) appeals… . The Model 3 may be the last car I buy, especially if autonomous vehicles are available by 2028, as I expect they will be. Whenever we're in Vancouver (or Victoria, BC's capital) we're stunned by the proliferation of choices they enjoy. Some of our family members have given up car ownership, in preference [...]
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
Latest Comments
In any event, you can't kill a good idea. Nobody truly owns it. Otherwise what I think of Tesla is my subjective viewpoint. [...]
Sun, Aug 13, 2017
Latest Comments
I like the look of the S. They cost a lot in Australia. My son doesn't like the Model 3 interior compared to the predecessors however personally I am interested in the performance of the cars vs combustion engine powered vehicles. Linear acceleration, regenerative breaking to feedback power, less need for braking gear, low maintenance etc. Oil is an issue in my mind. Coal, no worries. There's heaps of it everywhere. Coal combustion causes some pollution however it makes EVs run and plants photosynthesize. And it makes me richer too which of course is the main thing. Admission 1: in the sense [...]
Sat, Aug 12, 2017
Latest Comments
The Dow tells me strongly that we need a correction Greg. I'm not sure how big a correction. Biker I have a testing time happening right now…fear and opportunity always on the landscape. I will write back as soon as I can. [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017
Latest Comments
Well, that's a start, Lachlan. We've seen charging stations _all over_ the US… and Canada… even in Walmart's parking lots. America's best wineries now have free charging stations! I'll admit, we've been hooked on Tesla's vehicles, ever since Goldilocks sat behind the wheel of the X in Portland Square last year… . Those falcon-wing doors sealed the deal! The X had towed an immense bullet-shaped trailer (ie., caravan) into that arena. Pretty awesome. Second admission: Since 1984, I've had the same admiration for Apple as Tesla. I've owned dozens of Apple products since then… and currently own around a dozen, now. [...]
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
Latest Comments
https://www.tesla.com/en_AU/findus?redirect=no#/bounds/-0.6911343999999999,166.74291670000002,-51.66332320000001,100.09110720000001,d?search=store,service,supercharger,destination%20charger [...]
Thu, Aug 10, 2017
Latest Comments
Yes, Tesla is certainly one to watch… . We've put off buying a new car, in the expectation / hope that the Model 3 will be here by 2020. We wonder if (m)any other Aussies are doing the same. There's a tipping point* we're approaching, when it will be questionable whether petrol / diesel vehicles are ‘economic', let alone consideration of any environmental issues. Thinking that the lithium triangle (Chile, Argentina and Bolivia) would dominate lithium production, I confess I discounted Aussie players (to my cost!) Since then, a half-dozen players have emerged… . Ah well, my missus gets her new [...]
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
Latest Comments
Lachlan I have an uneasy feeling that the markets are in a similar place to where they were in 2007 and ominously Macquarie Group is once again edging towards $100 a share. All may look okay on the surface but we need to keep in mind that an enormous amount of liquidity has been pumped into the global financial markets and so the chances of risk being correctly priced is quite low. In the US the markets seem to be rallying on auto and it's hard to understand based on fundamentals alone what's driving things upwards. I think Tesla is [...]
Mon, Aug 07, 2017
Latest Comments

 


This site is not intended to act as any form of financial or investment advice.  © 2008–2017 Shareswatch Australia — DisclaimerCutline by Chris Pearson

 

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Whilst we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Please seek professional advice before making any investments.