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fearless investor

How to become a fearless investor

Is today’s investing playing field fair for the average investor? With company reports out of the way and a few weeks to go before annual general meeting (AGM) season, investors may be reflecting on the bigger issues relating to their portfolios. With millions of dollars changing hands every day through machine trading, doubts as to […]

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bitcoin

Cryptocurrency risks: Share market lessons for investors in bitcoin

Investing can be a battle of ideals, particularly when we have boom runs in asset markets. The dotcom boom, or more recently, property prices in Australia, will see the naysayers and true believers pit their wits against one another in a battle of investment good versus speculative evil. The latest battle which has not only […]

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small cap stocks

How to conquer small cap stocks

Why do investors love small cap stocks? They’re the companies that act like hi-octane fuel in high performance growth portfolios, rewarding investors more handsomely than the big end of town. However, they’re not without their risks. They need to be respected and understood before inclusion in a diversified portfolio. So, what are ‘small caps’? Why […]

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ETFs investing

ETFs risk: Exchange traded funds far from risk-free

There has been an extraordinary rise in the number of exchange traded funds (ETFs) available to the Australian investor over the past 10 years and their influence on the Australian market has been growing. According to the ASX the amount of money invested in ETFs is estimated at $25 billion, a 15-fold increase from 10 years ago. ETFs […]

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reporting season stocks

10 top stocks from last reporting season

Profit reports a mixed bag as volatility bites for under-performers. While stock watchers are always looking for the next hot tip, experienced investors will tell you there is no more vital time than right after reporting season ends to be across your portfolio. This is because once a company reports, we witness the fruits of […]

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Stock performance

Stock market performance. A great expectation

There is a joke thrown around the research world that states analysts have predicted seven of the last three market corrections. Rather than be taken as a sign of incompetence, it highlights the difficulty in predicting stock performance with great accuracy. Yet there is a multibillion-dollar finance industry borne out of the idea that the […]

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