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 »

Investing nibble strategy
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Buy, hold, sell… or nibble

- February 18, 2022 2 MIN READ

Rather than leap straight in, expert investors often use a ‘nibble’ strategy before taking further action. It is fascinating to me how professional investors are handling these volatile times on the sharemarket. Clouded by rising inflation and interest rates, the political tensions around Ukraine and the fundamental shift away from growth to valuing investing, equity… Read more »

Investing mistakes to avoid
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7 common investing mistakes that will cost you heaps

- February 7, 2022 3 MIN READ

Even the most experienced investor can be guilty of making these investing mistakes, but they’re especially common when you’re just getting started. You’re at a party, and after a few drinks your friend lets it slip they’ve “actually just invested in ‘TechHub Ltd’, apparently one of the hottest tech startups in Australia at the moment.”… Read more »

FAANG stocks - are they still worth the hype
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What is going on with FAANG stocks?

- November 5, 2021 3 MIN READ

Are FAANG stocks still worth the hype? Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) are not only five of the most prominent tech companies in the world, but they also dominate as the largest tech stocks in the US market. Referred to collectively by their acronym… Read more »

Crash watchlist

Crash watchlist: stocks to buy if we get a pullback

- October 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

The volatility of global sharemarkets prompted me to ask sharemarket gurus for the stocks on their crash watchlist. I’m really lucky because every weekday on my Ausbiz program, The Call, I get to pick the brains of the best sharemarket analysts in the country. Like me, they are all a bit wary of the volatility… Read more »

What is a market pullback
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3 stocks to buy in a market pullback

- September 24, 2021 2 MIN READ

This week’s steep sell-off in global sharemarkets is a good reminder to have a shopping list ready of Australian stocks you’d buy in a market pullback. What’s a market pullback? A market pullback is a temporary pause or dip in an asset’s overall trend. It’s when a share price that’s being going up, pauses or… Read more »

The awesome power of dividends
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The awesome power of dividends

- September 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

Over the next couple of weeks Australians who are invested in our big listed companies (or through their super funds) are going to get a lesson in the power of dividends. Most investors just look at the share price movements of their stocks and tend to forget about the twice-yearly dividend distributions. Dividend payments are… Read more »

Why market timing is so important
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Why market timing drives investment success

- August 16, 2021 5 MIN READ

The concept of market timing seems simple, but so many people get caught up in the hype and end up getting it wrong. What is market timing? Market timing involves choosing the very best time to invest money. Like Marty McFly in Back to the Future, it would be great to know in advance when… Read more »