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Are Materials and Financials Sectors Set to Crash?

Last week, the Australian stock market traded to its lowest point in five weeks and at one stage was down nearly 2.5 per cent. While this may add fuel to those who are propagating that the stock market will crash, we need to look at the bigger picture rather than what occurs on any one day or week.

The Australian stock market is top heavy with two of the 11 sectors effectively ...

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Pump and Dump Stocks: Is it a Good Trading Strategy?

Last week, ASIC released an article warning people of the common tactics used to get individuals to invest in shares. The article titled “Don’t believe the hype” discusses three trading strategies that are used to take advantage of retail investors. I have voiced my concerns about these practices in the past, as they have little to do with clients profiting from good ...

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Volatility in the Market Spells Opportunity

It is currently reporting season in the Australian share market with many companies releasing their financial year results, as well as their outlook for the coming year. This tends to cause market volatility, as companies report results that may be better or worse than expected causing share prices to rise or fall over a short period of time.

Over the past 18 months, there has ...

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Woodside to Acquire Shares in BHP

Last week, corporate actions took centre stage again and I suspect we will see more mergers and acquisitions in the coming year. This time it is BHP and Woodside who announced late on Tuesday that they had entered into an agreement to merge their respective oil and gas portfolios with an all-stock merger.

According to the agreement, Woodside or a wholly owned subsidiary of ...

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Australian Market Likely to Trade to 8,600 Points

Due to the COVID pandemic, Australian banks have dramatically increased their liquid reserves in order to handle any issue that may arise, such as an increase in loan defaults. In the seven years prior to 2020, the banks liquid reserves to asset ratio has typically been around 1 per cent although this increased to approximately 4.25 per cent in 2020.

While Australia went into a ...

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