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Peter Switzer

Peter Switzer is one of Australia’s leading business and financial commentators, launching his own business 20 years ago. The Switzer Group has since grown into three successful companies spanning media and publishing, financial services and business coaching. Peter is an award-winning broadcaster, twice runner-up for the Best Current Affairs Commentator award for radio, behind broadcaster Alan Jones.

24 August 2010
Missing a reason to buy

Wall Street’s stock market players clearly don’t have strong reasons to buy and it explains why so much cash is parked in bonds at the moment, robbing shares of their support. On the other hand, there’s no commitment to selling off the market as well. Monday in the US again told this story and it’s […]

23 August 2010
Hung stocks

Late last week my colleague on Sky News Business Channel, Mike Willesee, asked what the consequence might be for the stock market given the range of possibilities? I said if the Coalition won the market would go up. If Labor won, there would be no change but if there was a hung parliament, there could […]

20 August 2010
Economic problems again

Yesterday I suggested sentiment might be turning and it was, but unfortunately the US economy isn’t turning and until it does we will be captives to the day-to-day ups and downs that have dominated Wall Street lately. In summary, the Dow lost 144 points or 1.39 per cent to 10,271 while the broader S&P 500 […]

19 August 2010
Is sentiment turning?

My charts guy Lance Lai called me yesterday afternoon and when he does this sort of thing it’s not to see how I am, but it’s because those damn wriggly, psychotic lines he’s always watching are either giving him good or bad vibes. So a call from him makes me a little jumpy and the […]

18 August 2010
BHP on Wall Street

Wall Street reacted well to a good industrial production numbers and BHP-Billiton’s takeover offer for Canadian fertiliser business Potash for a cool US$38.49 billion dollars! Overall it was a great day at the office for Wall Street with the Dow up 103.84 points or a little over one per cent to 10,405.85 and the S&P […]

17 August 2010
Sit tight

No conviction on Wall Street with mixed data not giving any solid reason to buy or sell en masse. And so it poses the question — what's my next move? The answer is — sit tight as this market malaise will turn. That’s not to say that some time soon the stock market will go […]

16 August 2010
Sinking feeling again

Many part-time market players worry about October’s inclination to be harsh on share players but history says September can be a rougher month to make money as a long-only investor. Of course, short-sellers and their ilk see these two months as opportunities and that’s why I am wary at the moment for short-term share buyers. […]

13 August 2010
No dummy spit on Wall Street

The good news is that Wall Street didn't spit the dummy and record a triple digit sell-off again. The bad news is we were down again, but really it’s to be expected as there’s no great news to scare the pants off the bears and the profit-takers. The Dow lost 58 points or 0.57 per […]

12 August 2010
The charts predicted the slump

A couple of weeks ago, my charts guy on my Sky News Business Channel program predicted that those damn wriggly lines with their trend lines drawn in were pointing downhill. And Lance Lai was right! It doesn’t surprise me because the charts often get it right as they show where the weight of money is […]

11 August 2010
Why I love Disneyland

I know some negative, doomsday merchant bears think my positive attitude to shares suggests that I could hail from Disneyland. However, it was Disney’s reporting after the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange that has helped keep me committed to the belief that we’re in a buying opportunity, if you’re a long-term investor. […]

10 August 2010
Another good day on high hopes

Despite expectations that the US economy will grow more slowly than previously thought, the Dow put on 45 points or 0.42 per cent and the S&P index added six points or 0.55 per cent. Meanwhile, on the local front it’s looking more likely that interest rates could be on hold for the rest of this […]

9 August 2010
Why the stock market is better than footy

Wall Street’s failure to get too stressed out about a hardly impressive jobs report has to be seen a positive sign. In many ways, there were parallels with what we often see in footy matches. Anyone who watched the NRL St. George vs. Roosters game might say, sure the Roosters lost but given everything they […]

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