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It's all good!

History has always told me that when someone tells you “it’s all good” there tends to be a little bit of exaggeration and some important stuff can be left out. That applies equally to Wall Street and the US economy and that’s why I say when it comes to these important drivers for the Aussie […]

Investor signposts: week beginning 26 July 2009

The big picture In recent weeks, central banks around the globe have started providing more upbeat commentary on the economic landscape. And the much more optimistic rhetoric was clearly highlighted by Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, in his semi-annual testimony in front of Congress. He cited "tentative signs of stabilisation" in demand, the prospect of […]

Could this be the last hurrah?

“The US market last night tested and broke through 961 and has now activated my bullish short term outlook of a further run up per my comments on 21 July. The markets went up a massive 2.3 per cent on the S&P 500, closing at 976.28, having been as high as 979 for the day. […]

Up again

Wall Street has done it again, smashing through the 9,000-point barrier with the Dow Jones rising 188 points to 9069, and the S&P 500 shaking off the 950-mark to go up 2.3 per cent to 976. This will break the bears’ hearts, but they won’t completely go away yet! On last night’s episode of SWITZER […]

Safe market?

Calling all nervous Nellies, cautious long-term investors, young and not-so-young people who have never rolled the dice with shares and those thinking of getting into salary sacrifice to turbo charge their super — the worst is behind us. But that doesn’t mean it’s safe, and I underline the word — safe — to get back […]

Technically speaking

The market is currently sitting at 951 on the US S&P 500 Index as I write, and locally the ASX closed today at 4,050, completely flat for the day despite the US powering up 1.1 per cent last night. Often and generally, our markets here tend to follow what happens overseas, whether it be following […]

Doom and gloom u-turn

Yesterday’s date — 21 July — should be noted as a great day in our battle with the Global Financial Crisis. It was the day that one of the country’s doomsday merchants backed off in its scary rhetoric, and the Reserve Bank conveyed the message that interest rates could fall because the inflation outlook was […]

Time to review your super

Given the heavy falls in the share market over the last 18 months or so, most people looking at their superannuation balances would be depressed by the losses shown, but they should be looking past these to make sure they are taking advantage of other opportunities. Generally speaking, fund members, especially those in the accumulation […]

Claytons fix

If you are someone who is worried about fixing your home loan, I have an alternative way of fixing, which means you could beat the bank, insure against being hurt by high interest rates, have a nice pile of money for an emergency, pay off your home loan more quickly and save heaps of dough. […]

Investor signposts - week beginning 20 July

Investors have plenty of reasons to feel frustrated by the performance of the Australian share market over the past 18 months. While the Australian economy has out-performed every major developed nation, our share market has closely tracked the under-performing US market. In fact, the measure of the relationship (correlation) between the Australian and US share […]

Market maker or breaker

One big week down in the US company reporting season, and it was good enough to help Wall Street put on seven per cent. But we have another really big show on this week, which will determine whether our share prices head up or down. While you were sleeping on Saturday morning, GE reported and […]

Investor signposts: week beginning 19 July 2009

The big picture Investors have plenty of reasons to feel frustrated by the performance of the Australian share market over the past 18 months. While the Australian economy has out-performed every major developed nation, our share market has closely tracked the under-performing US market. In fact, the measure of the relationship (correlation) between the Australian […]

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