16 January 2021
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The future of Telstra stocks

 I have been thinking for the past few weeks on what to write about for the first column of 2010 and felt it would be hard to go past my views on where I think the future lies for Telstra. This may be the year that under the new management team Telstra will again become […]

Last year's best forecasters

At the end of last year, the people over at CommSec did a very bad and dangerous thing— they evaluated the accuracy of economic forecasters. And they actually named the country’s best forecasters for 2009. You might not be surprised that CommSec, a part of the CBA team finished in the top five and while […]

A beautiful run - gold up to $1,226 in two months

Gold target: $1,322 (16.9 per cent away). Gold price now: $1,131. Gold is loved and beautiful to many over the centuries, but to me, the real beauty is in the charts and numbers in its run up from $988 to $1,226 in the two months to December 2009. This run up and subsequent sell off […]

Investor signposts - week beginning 10 January 2010

The big picture One development that may have missed your attention over the Christmas/New Year period was a new trade agreement involving Australia. But this isn’t your ordinary garden-variety bilateral free trade agreement, but rather Australia’s largest free trade agreement involving six nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and New Zealand. At […]

Money tips for the new year

The tabloid press was knocked out by a survey of New Year’s Day resolutions a couple of years ago that put the old favourites of giving up smoking, getting fit and losing weight into second, third and fourth places of the top promises for the year ahead.   Resolution number one The new top resolution […]

Money makeover, day 12 - how to build wealth

I have many favourite quotations that drive me daily and I share them regularly with my business and personal investment audiences. However, I have two I use the most to make people take on their biggest challenge to their success – themselves!   Make wealth a reality This is the final and 12th article in […]

Money makeover, day 11 - why pay for the best advice?

On the penultimate day of my money makeover, which has stretched over 10 previous articles, I’ve tried to give you the solid foundations needed to turn your money life around.   Eliminate the chaos Most of us live our money lives with varying degrees of chaos and the more you can minimise – or, hopefully, […]

Money makeover, day ten - it's all about diversification

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times recently looked at the performance of shares over the past decade. The themes of their stories were that shares had under-performed pretty badly. However, incomplete pictures were put into focus with these snapshots.   Thrill seekers only need apply Collectively these articles told any reader that […]

Investor Signposts: Week beginning 3 January 2010

People in other parts of the globe will be glad to see the back of 2009 – particularly those in the US, UK and Europe. But here in Australia, 2009 wasn’t all gloom and doom, in fact for many consumers and investors, 2009 was a very good year indeed. Take the broader economy. While economic […]

Money makeover, day nine - the safer option

In the previous two instalments of my money makeover, I looked at getting your hard earned money into property and shares. Now comes the boring wealth spinner — bonds, fixed interest and cash. The professionals will look at these three asset classes as being different investment alternatives, but to normal people, they do have common […]

Money makeover, day eight - shares or property?

In Friday’s installment of my 12-part money makeover series, I looked at ways to build your wealth using good old bricks and mortar. Now I want to put the spotlight on this asset’s mortal enemy — shares! The eternal battle In stockbroker or financial adviser circles, there’s an age-old battle between which asset class is […]

Money makeover, day seven - money nitty gritty

It's now time for the actual stuff you can do to start getting wealthier. In articles over the past week, which you can check out here, I gave you the fundamentals for changing yourself, setting your goals, finding the money to invest and destroying debt. Coming soon Over the next six instalments, I¹ll look at […]

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