The all-weather sector – Healthcare

There is no denying it; markets are volatile. And notwithstanding the recent return to favour in shares, it would take a brave investor to suggest that the uncertainty is behind us, and it will be smooth sailing from here on in. When asked by investors which is the best sector to ride out volatility, it […]

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Why market records don’t matter

Free air welcomes the All Ordinaries, following the recent surpassing of the 2007 peak. Reading much of the commentary from investors and experts alike, it appears that this is a cause for concern. Indeed, making money can be a very stressful exercise. My facetious comment is born from an ongoing frustration that seems to affect […]

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Five tips for investing in a heated share market

Psychologically, Bull markets can create their own problems for new investors, mainly when businesses have been on a price tear for some time. Investors fear they will have an accident as they try to merge into the oncoming traffic. Growth stocks, in particular have had a strong run, as investors continue to be on the […]

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Take a breath and re-focus on your investment objectives

As we fast approach the end of the Financial Year, many of us will be assessing the performance of our portfolio and evaluating the quality of our calls over the last 12 months. Unless you were in the ill-advised position of holding an overexposure in Telstra Corporation or AMP, chances are your share portfolio returns […]

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Financial knowledge is power

The revelations of misconduct during the Royal Commission have been a reality check for many in the financial services industry. While substantial steps have been made over the past decade to strengthen the basic tenement of representing the client’s best interests, the highlighted examples and subsequent fumbling from the heads of these institutions show that […]

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Why goal setting is crucial to successful investing

Successful entrepreneurs and business owners will tell you that setting goals and objectives is essential to achieving favourable results. This concept holds true when you build your share portfolio. By doing so, you’ll be able to execute a more focused, strategic investment plan. This will help you make better investment choices, and avoid you taking […]

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Investing in Australian Small Caps

What are small caps? There’s no strict definition of a small cap but this category can be broadly defined as stocks outside the S&P/ASX 100 Index (the biggest 100 ASX-listed stocks based on market capitalisation) but have a market capitalisation of more than $100 million. Many investors don’t generally consider investing in small caps as […]

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Remember these four things when you’re investing

The idea of owning a share portfolio can be daunting if you’ve never done it before. However, getting started on building a profitable portfolio is not as scary or as difficult as you might think, provided you have access to the right investing tips. Achieving capital growth is one of the main reasons investors get into […]

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Investing in stocks versus property: A 20 year investment comparison

There’s a long standing debate among Australian investors on whether property makes a better investment proposition than investing in stocks. These are the two most popular asset classes and you’ll always find strong opinions about which option provides the best bang for your investment buck. Which do you think delivers the higher return? Analysing purely […]

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The benefits of a managed fund

Today’s investor has a variety of options to select from when it comes to building a share portfolio. Depending on the amount of time you have to spend managing a portfolio, the level of involvement you are willing to contribute, or the level of comfort you have making investment choices, a managed fund may turn […]

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Online trading: Know when to sell your shares

Five common reasons investors hold when they should sell their shares It’s easy to start online trading. Simply open an account with a broker and buy some shares. But, investors find that selling a stock is one of the hardest things to do, whether it’s selling to crystalise a profit or a loss. This may […]

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5 online sharemarket tools

Five sharemarket tools that make you a better investor

There are no short-cuts to being a successful investor. The good news is that the Internet has made finding information and researching stocks so much easier – but that’s only if you know where to look. The problem is the Internet is a double-edged sword as there’s just too much information out there. What’s worse […]

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Tempted by technical analysis?

Tempted by technical analysis? There’s a better way

It’s hard not to be enticed by the allure of technical analysis when it comes to driving your investment decisions as it’s a relatively quick and easy tool to apply. But for most investors, relying on technical analysis is like removing a screw with a hammer – you are just not going to get the […]

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