One of the things that has always interested me about markets is the use or misuse of benchmarks such as the All Ordinaries Index or the S&P/ASX/200. I am always interested in how people measure the success of their portfolio against such tools – in part it makes sense but in part, various indices also…Details
Every now and again it is worth reviewing your performance against some form of benchmark. Managed/Superannuation funds measure themselves against an index such as the All Ords and fail repeatedly to even match it and traders do the same thing. However, this does raise the question as to whether measuring active performance against a passive…Details
This piece from the lads at MF&Co Asset Management dropped into my inbox this morning. What caught my eye was the notion that BHP was a high dividend yield play kind of stock. To be honest I had never thought of it that way and had only ever traded BHP via ETO’s and with the…Details
With the NASDAQ 100 seemingly off the boil at just over 14,000, it seems as if every market pundit on social media has delved into their bag of magical technical analysis tools to see if they can see the bottom. I have to admit I find such tools to be a somewhat mixed bag of…Details
With the usual seasonal bleating about the RBA it is worth revisiting some wise works from Messers Clarke and Dawe.
More from Todays Age – The cynic in me really wants to suggest that the price retail investors will pay is that they may run into a broker who is able to pass an ethics test. Accreditation is a function of every industry but the financial sector has fought it at every step. In part,…Details
From today’s Age. Brokers are apparently whinging about having to do a compliance (read competency) test to stay in the industry. Find me an industry that doesn’t require some form of test of competency to be in it. Some of the nation’s most prominent stockbroking firms are railing against a mandatory ethics test that has…Details