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3 Viewpoints to Conclude 2013

December 2013 In this final blog for 2013, your diarist shares insight on an ANZ Research Report, and showcases an Economic Update from BT Chief Ec...
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Lighten CBA?

November 2013 In this month's blog, your diarist shares insight into lightening holdings in the Commonwealth Bank and more on USA tapering... Shou...
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The Tipping Point

October 2013 In this month's blog, your diarist shares insight as to why we are at the tipping point, as well as observations from the recent USA d...
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Australian Stockmarket Remains Undervalued

September 2013 With probably the longest recovery since 1900, there is strong argument that the Australian stockmarket is still undervalued... Wel...
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The Election Boosts Confidence to Invest

August 2013 The upcoming election and the start of the reporting season should give investors confidence to invest..... Welcome, as we again seek ...
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Happy New Financial Year

July 2013 Financial Year 2012/2013 - a year in review. And an outlook for the next 12 months... Happy New Financial Year, as we again seek to add ...
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Recent Market Correction Offers Opportunities

June 2013 The market drop provides further opportunities... Market Correction The S & P ASX 200 index fell from 5209 on 20th May 2013 to 4695...
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Budget, interest rate cuts - So where is the value?

May 2013 Recent budget doesn't provide an answer to the future deficit problems... Budget We had waited for the Federal Budget to issue this mont...
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Australian S & P ASX 200 Index Performed Strongly!

April 2013 This April blog sees the Australian S&P ASX 200 index having performed strongly for the financial year to date.  Index was up from 4...
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Australian S & P ASX 200 Index Hovering Around 4900!

February 2013 An increase of 22.5% since July 2012.... This February blog sees the Australian S & P ASX 200 Index hovering around 4900, an inc...
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Australian stockmarket Climbs the Wall of Worry

January 2013 Happy New Year... As we look forward to what should be a continuation of the positive share market performance of recent months.  The...
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Key drivers & overseas events

December 2012 Dividend Yields Stocks Key Driver The yield on quality blue chip shares, particularly the banks, Telstra and Suncorp has continued a...
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Portfolio performance & Obama re-election

November 2012 This blog was delayed to allow for the results of the USA Presidential and Congress elections last week.   Obama Re-election ...
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September in review

October 2012 Australian sharemarket performance during the September quarter saw the S&P ASX 200 index rise 7.15% from 4094 at 29 June 12 to 43...
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The Market has Bottomed

September 2012 Finally... Some Good News... The announcement last night that the European Central Bank has reached agreement on an unlimited bond ...
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China, Europe & the RBA

August 2012 China “The market sentiment for commodities is too pessimistic relative to the true demand from China, meaning prices should hold at c...
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The effects of June upon Australian market

July 2012 The continuing European sovereign debt crisis saw the Australian stock market trade below 4100 for most of June, still down around 10% fr...
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Chinese downturn & European sovereign debt crisis

June 2012 The conclusion to this month’s blog is that the Australian stockmarket has priced in an overly negative view of a Chinese downturn and th...
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The Federal budget & other recent events

May 2012 In this blog, your diarist shares some observations from recent events and meetings. Oakeshott Questions PM Deal The above heading in th...
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WHEN will Australia stop underperforming?

April 2012 The US  Dow Jones at 13200 is within 7% of its all time high, following ongoing US economic recovery (refer previous Blog). Just as the U...
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