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I am 64 and looking to diversify my share portfolio, (which is currently dominated by quality Australian shares other than 5% of my portfolio in Berkshire Hathaway B shares) to include a greater allocation of international shares and technology stocks. I did have a holding in MHH but sold out. I am however concerned about the strength of the tech sector this year. What are your thoughts about the ETF’s IVV and NDQ, given the strength of the AUD now would you not hedge?
What are your thoughts on investing in the current Sydney Airport Entitlement offer? Is it worthwhile?
Alternatively if we sell our entitlements on the ASX under this current offer, how do you expect the capital gains to be treated on these entitlements sold? I assume the cost base of these entitlements are zero dollars, so we would pay tax on the full sale price, do you agree ?
As a general dogsbody, I wonder if you could just explain the shorted position table published in the Saturday report a little more.
For example, what is the weekly percentage – percentage of what?
And is a +ve or -ve weekly change number a sign of the shorted stocks with the potential price to come down?
Not being overly knowledgeable on the art of shorting stocks, these few clarifications will help clear up information delivered within the table in the Saturday report