Entries Tagged as 'portfolio'
May 10th, 2013 · 5 Comments
At the moment there is so much confusion across the global markets that is makes me less reluctant to take long term positions. One day we see Chinese trade data which appears good, but there are questions about its reliability. Over in the U.S the economy appears to be improving, but what will happen when the Fed starts to wind back quantitative easing measures? Meanwhile in Japan, Abenomics is shaking up the markets and there is considerable pressure on leaders across the EU to ease up on austerity measures.
February 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment
WorleyParsons Ltd (ASX: WOR), in line with a recent theme, announced–on the same day it revealed results for the first half of fiscal 2013–a new contract award, this one to provide engineering services at the Fort Hills oil sands project. The work, which will begin immediately, will generate AUD140 million of revenue for WorleyParsons. Fort Hills is jointly owned by Suncor Energy Inc (TSX: SU, NYSE: SU), Total SA (France: FP, NYSE: TOT) and Teck Resources Ltd (TSX: TCK/B, NYSE: TCK).
January 28th, 2013 · 9 Comments
Back in May 2012 when I last reviewed the performance of the Shareswatch Random Stocks Portfolio the S&P/ASX 200 (XJO) closed at 4165. On the 25th January the ASX 200 closed at 4835 which means the XJO has risen by around 13.85% since the last review. So it will be interesting (for me at least) to see how this randomly selected collection of stocks has been performing against this ASX 200 Index.
October 11th, 2012 · 3 Comments
In the last 12 months, shares of the Australian S&P/ASX 300 healthcare index (comprising 22 companies) have risen faster than their counterparts in the industrials and energy sectors. While this is in part caused by the downturn in the commodity markets as the world grapples with the European debt crisis and a slowdown in China, the healthcare group, notoriously a defensive sector, has also shown resilience despite challenging market conditions.
August 7th, 2012 · 21 Comments
I thought it might be a good time to run over my stock market & investing tips again plus allow others to share their tips as well. My list of stock market investment tips of course doesn’t cover everything & I am not suggesting it’s all anyone needs to read before they invest in shares. But I hope it’s of use to those who are looking to invest in shares or are managing their own investment portfolio.
July 31st, 2012 · 5 Comments
The last 5 years have taken their toll on many Australian listed companies whose stocks were once considered almost a must for any respectable balanced shares portfolio. But will some of these stocks regain their former glory and move on to set new highs, or are their best days behind them? Today we will look at three shares which are in the category of former stock market high flyers: Billabong International, Macquarie Group & Perpetual Limted.
May 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments
It’s now been a year since I last reviewed the Shareswatch Random Stocks Portfolio during which time the S&P/ASX 200 has slid from around 4700 points to where it is today at around 4200 points. Again it will be interesting to see how the portfolio has fared against the ASX 200 Index and if there are any surprises in terms of how the stocks have performed.
January 27th, 2012 · 23 Comments
Recently the markets appear to have settled somewhat and the Australian stock market has steadily been heading higher so far in 2012. Could we be seeing the early signs of another bull market taking hold or are we about to see another sharp correction take the ASX All Ordinaries back down towards 4000 and perhaps lower?
May 12th, 2011 · 5 Comments
It has been quite some time since I have looked at the Shareswatch Random portfolio of Australian stocks simply because the Australian stock market has been basically going nowhere for a year or more. So it will be interesting now to see how this collection of S&P/ASX stocks has been tracking to determine if it is tracking the performance of the ASX 200 Index.
February 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment
So far 2011 has been an interesting to say the least. Stocks and commodities have been jumping around with high volatility generating mixed trading signals. This choppy price action typically indicates trends are in their late stages. The late stages of a trend is very difficult to trade because volatility rises meaning larger day to day price swings, and at any time the price could either drop like a rock or go parabolic surging higher in value.
September 24th, 2010 · Comments Off
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June 27th, 2010 · 25 Comments
Amazingly Kevin Rudd is no longer the Prime Minister of Australia and lost his position without a single vote being cast. Does this mean the days of the Government borrowing and wasting money are over or is Julia Gillard going to be an even bigger spender than Rudd? What a week, and worst of all Wayne Swan is representing Australia at the G-20 meeting in Toronto in Canada!
June 14th, 2010 · 3 Comments
Back in October 2009 the Shareswatch Random Portfolio had racked up over 25% in unrealised capital gains in just 12 months. But May 2010 was not a good one for the stock market so how is this random selection of stocks holding up after the correction?
April 13th, 2010 · 111 Comments
Yesterday the ASX All Ordinaries finally closed above 5000 and many stock market investors will now be wondering if this is the start of another period of rising stock prices, or simply the prelude to another downwards correction. Well the answer to both questions in my opinion, is yes.