Monday, 27 February 2012
A rush of hybrid issues on the market has caused prices of existing securities to fall. But are the new issues worth buying? Here's the lowdown.
Thursday, 23 February 2012
As investors struggle to find growth in larger-cap stocks, one sector of the market is starting to form a bubble that we can catch and ride higher.
Monday, 20 February 2012
These are tough times for active traders and anxious ones for long-term investors as we wait to see if stocks rally or retreat. Here's what I think.
Thursday, 16 February 2012
As the market consolidates, it's getting trickier for investors to find growth. But money can still be made in stocks, and here's where to look as well as two stocks to buy.
Monday, 13 February 2012
Stockbrokers are now expecting bigger gains from the ASX 200, but how high will it go? Here's what they predict as well as the companies they say to Buy, Sell and Hold.
Thursday, 09 February 2012
Have Australian banks become growthless utilities? Charlie Aitken explores what has happened to our banking sector and why our market is underperforming globally.
Monday, 06 February 2012
The first issues of covered bonds in Australia by Westpac and Commonwealth Bank have weighed on prices for hybrid securities. Here's why hybrids have fallen, plus one hybrid that remains attractive.
Thursday, 02 February 2012
There are many reasons why we're likely to get an interest rate cut next week, but will the banks pass it on? Here's what's driving the decisions.