With the majority of world markets running hot I thought it would be interesting to compare last years returns for a handful of markets with their returns YTD. In the chart below I have looked at the value of $1 invested in each market for the 2014 calendar year and for the calendar YTD. This…Details
In one of those wonderful dualisms that seem to accompany markets as prices go up people start calling for them to fall. The media of late has been awash with reports from various poorly performing fund managers as to why the market is about to crash.I understand the medias fascination with these voices – negativity…Details
I posted the following graphic in the Charts of Interest. However, I feel it deserves a more expanded examination. In the years following the GFC the domestic market has lagged markedly behind other world markets. The shock of the GFC has had a profound impact upon the psyche of investors – that combined with a rampant…Details
As the year draws to a close I thought I would generate a quick league table of how a few markets of interest performed this year. As usual there were markets that trended strongly and markets that didnt (the All Ordinaries….again).
I actually saw this article the other day whilst having breakfast after training. The opening point so caught my eye that I had to find the original source article and see if it was correct – my looking over someones shoulder guess was that is was not. The article begins with a somewhat staggering claim…Details
One of the more frustrating things about trading is that in some ways your returns are bounded by the environment within which you are investing. This is particularly true if you are dim enough to be a buy and hold investor. The underlying sentiments of markets ebbs and flows and this sentiment infects all aspects…Details