Macquarie Group has paid $6 million to settle a five-year legal dispute with Ballarat businessman Brendan James who accused its investment advisers of artificially inflating the price of a small mining company and encouraging him to buy more shares when it proved to be worthless. An adviser at the nation’s largest investment bank then sold…Details
Two Macquarie Group executives repeatedly drugged a colleague with valium and laxatives during a business trip to South America in a “malicious” attempt to discredit him. Within hours of the dangerous prank, several photographs of the unconscious man had been emailed from Chile to Australia, where they were circulated among Macquarie stockbrokers in Melbourne and…Details
It has been sometime since I took a look at some of the internal metrics of the local market, I haven’t done it simply because I am not sure of the usefulness of the information. Anytime you add something to your trading system or market perspective you have to be certain that it is adding…Details
This snippet popped up on my Linkedin feed last week as a single headline – I didn’t know where it was from but eventually tracked it down to the AFR. As you can see it trumpeted the fact that the Australian market is one of the highest yielding in the world. I have to admit…Details
Apparently Australian Stock Report is circulating a petition to ban short selling. The rationale for this is as follows – Recently, we have seen billions of dollars wiped from global and Australian equities markets in part due to the practice of Short Selling. This predatory trading technique is often executed in conjunction with algorithmic “bot trading”…Details
I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr Andrew Fah of Medical Money Podcast. You can find the podcast episode here.
In medicine, there is a phenomenon known as the incidentaloma, that is you have a scan or test for one thing and they find something completely unrelated. These incidental findings which seem to be quite common in imaging present somewhat of a problem for medical practitioners. They raise the question of doing something about the…Details
A simple comparison of the NASDAQ100 and FANG indices.
Imagine we have a way back machine and we wander into your broker or financial planners office in 2007 and ask them to generate a portfolio for us. I can guarantee you that your portfolio will have at least two of the local big four banks in it. The argument for including them will include…Details