Profit reporting season is here
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What the latest profit reporting season tells us about Australian listed companies

- September 8, 2023 3 MIN READ

Yet another fast and furious profit reporting season is over. We get bombarded with so much information that it’s pretty hard to get perspective on what actually happened. That’s why I always look forward to CommSec’s wrap up of reporting season to provide the overview. Here’s summary of CommSec’s key takeaways from this year. Aggregate… Read more »

Aussie dollar drops

Aussie dollar drops to a nine-month low

- August 25, 2023 2 MIN READ

The Aussie dollar has dropped sharply to a nine-month low and that impacts everyone. Our Australian dollar has dropped sharply over the last couple of weeks to a nine-month low. And the fact that our interest rate cycle is peaking while other countries are still raising rates is also dampening the value of the Aussie… Read more »

ASX winners and losers 2023 financial year
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Sharemarket winners and losers of last financial year

- July 7, 2023 2 MIN READ

Raging inflation, massive increases in interest rates, the global economy weakening… and the ASX-200 share index went up 10.14 per cent. Who would have thought?  With so much doom and gloom around, share investors well and truly beat inflation and interest rate returns. I love a good dose of perspective. But remember this is the… Read more »

2023 Budget - why we need Stage 3 tax cuts

Sharemarket winners: the companies that benefit most from Federal Budget 2023 policies

- May 12, 2023 4 MIN READ

With thanks to CommSec, let’s run through the ripple effect of this week’s Federal Budget 2023 on your share investments. Budget Measure: $14.6 billion cost-of-living relief package. Could boost consumer spending on electronics, clothing and groceries. The measures include welfare payments for the unemployed and single parents ($1.9 billion); one-off energy bill discounts ($3 billion);… Read more »

Best performing ASX stocks of past 10 years

The best blue-chip stocks over the last 10 years

- February 3, 2023 2 MIN READ

CommSec have found the standout stocks of the past decade and there’s one particular company that’s been a real winner. A couple of weeks ago I showed the best performing listed shares for 2023… and the duds of the year. Overall, the winners were resource stocks (coal miners in particular) and the duds were tech… Read more »

Sharemarket crash, but keep calm and carry on

What to do when the sharemarket goes bang

- September 16, 2022 3 MIN READ

I did warn over the last few weeks that many of the sharemarket experts were stashing away cash to take advantage of another sharp correction down. It came with a bang this week… the biggest one day percentage drop on Wall St since 2020. Why? Inflation. It’s driving global financial markets because inflation determines interest… Read more »