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What do Brexit, a bar of chocolate, buying a new car, and a Madrid Art Gallery all have in common?

by Andrew Baxter | March 20, 2020

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What do Brexit, a bar of chocolate, buying a new car, and a Madrid Art Gallery all have in common?

by Andrew Baxter | March 20, 2020

Financial Scam

Beware: Financial Scams are More Sophisticated than Ever Before

Have you ever received an unsolicited email in your inbox regarding your multi-million-dollar inheritance from a long-lost family member? Or a lucrative investment opportunity offshore? Chances are, you’ve probably been exposed to a financial scam before one way or another, particularly as technology evolves and the complexity of criminal organisations improves. Professional investor of 27 years, Andrew Baxter, can smell a financial scam a mile away – here’s how: Financial scams usually all work in much the same way – they come as an unsolicited approach online or via telephone, and more often than not these ‘opportunities’ claim to be

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Algo Trading Could be the New Wave

Have you ever seen a robot beat a human at chess? Or at a computer game? Just like with any statistically-based outcome, including trading the stock market, for example, artificial intelligence (A.I) is always going to have the upper hand over humans. As the world of technology evolves, professional trader of 27 years, Andrew Baxter, has some revolutionary insights into the new wave of ‘algo-trading’ where a robot could literally be trading our money for us. Here’s how: Algo Trading Could be the New Wave You’ve probably heard someone on the internet or over the news talk about the all-encompassing

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Playing Through to the Final Whistle

You’ve probably heard this expression used by your junior soccer or rugby coach before – play to the final whistle. As simple and as trivial as it may seem, it really does hold stupendous importance in our adult lives as we look to set ourselves up for the new year.  Think about it, we’re now in December where the Christmas parties start, your in-laws have flown into town and Christmas is only just around the corner – an easy excuse to take your foot off the gas and kick back, leaving December as a complete write-off, right? As a professional

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Have you filled up your car this week?

If your answer is yes, chances are you’ve probably paid a lot for your fuel. For most people, fuel consumption represents around 3.5% of your weekly household budget – which doesn’t seem like a lot, until it does. If we take a look at oil prices over the last month or so, the price of brent crude has crossed above $86/barrel (at recent highs) which represents the highest levels in 3 years. West Texas Intermediate Oil, on the other hand, is trading at its highest levels since 2014 as it’s added on nearly 20% since September. The reason for such

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Is October the Month to Buy the Banks?

Let’s face it – every stock market investor loves a half-yearly report and they sure as hell love a good dividend. In the case of the big four banks on the ASX – ANZ, NAB, Westpac, and Commonwealth – October is the month where all of this information is started to be presented to investors. Fundamentally speaking, there is a lot of good news pushing a positive case for the banks in what is a record low-interest-rate environment encouraging obscene amounts of borrowing, a runaway property market, and what has been arguably the fastest recovery in economic growth in history.

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Seasonally Speaking: It May be Time to Play some Defence

There’s no doubt we’ve had a stellar run in markets over the past year or so. In what was a major crash amidst news of the initial Corona Virus outbreak, many investors took this as an opportunity to buy up and take advantage of arguably the quickest run-up in markets ever before. With the ASX breaking that crucial level of 7500 points in early August and rallying quite hard, my suspicion is that September may not be as strong of a month and rather may be a little choppy. Why? Well, if we take a look at the seasonal statistics

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Financial Scam

Beware: Financial Scams are More Sophisticated than Ever Before

Have you ever received an unsolicited email in your inbox regarding your multi-million-dollar inheritance from a long-lost family member? Or a lucrative investment opportunity offshore? Chances are, you’ve probably been exposed to a financial scam before one way or another, particularly as technology evolves and the complexity of criminal organisations improves. Professional investor of 27 years, Andrew Baxter, can smell a financial scam a mile away – here’s how: Financial scams usually all work in much the same way – they come as an unsolicited approach online or via telephone, and more often than not these ‘opportunities’ claim to be

Continue Reading

Algo Trading Could be the New Wave

Have you ever seen a robot beat a human at chess? Or at a computer game? Just like with any statistically-based outcome, including trading the stock market, for example, artificial intelligence (A.I) is always going to have the upper hand over humans. As the world of technology evolves, professional trader of 27 years, Andrew Baxter, has some revolutionary insights into the new wave of ‘algo-trading’ where a robot could literally be trading our money for us. Here’s how: Algo Trading Could be the New Wave You’ve probably heard someone on the internet or over the news talk about the all-encompassing

Continue Reading

Playing Through to the Final Whistle

You’ve probably heard this expression used by your junior soccer or rugby coach before – play to the final whistle. As simple and as trivial as it may seem, it really does hold stupendous importance in our adult lives as we look to set ourselves up for the new year.  Think about it, we’re now in December where the Christmas parties start, your in-laws have flown into town and Christmas is only just around the corner – an easy excuse to take your foot off the gas and kick back, leaving December as a complete write-off, right? As a professional

Continue Reading

Have you filled up your car this week?

If your answer is yes, chances are you’ve probably paid a lot for your fuel. For most people, fuel consumption represents around 3.5% of your weekly household budget – which doesn’t seem like a lot, until it does. If we take a look at oil prices over the last month or so, the price of brent crude has crossed above $86/barrel (at recent highs) which represents the highest levels in 3 years. West Texas Intermediate Oil, on the other hand, is trading at its highest levels since 2014 as it’s added on nearly 20% since September. The reason for such

Continue Reading

Is October the Month to Buy the Banks?

Let’s face it – every stock market investor loves a half-yearly report and they sure as hell love a good dividend. In the case of the big four banks on the ASX – ANZ, NAB, Westpac, and Commonwealth – October is the month where all of this information is started to be presented to investors. Fundamentally speaking, there is a lot of good news pushing a positive case for the banks in what is a record low-interest-rate environment encouraging obscene amounts of borrowing, a runaway property market, and what has been arguably the fastest recovery in economic growth in history.

Continue Reading

Seasonally Speaking: It May be Time to Play some Defence

There’s no doubt we’ve had a stellar run in markets over the past year or so. In what was a major crash amidst news of the initial Corona Virus outbreak, many investors took this as an opportunity to buy up and take advantage of arguably the quickest run-up in markets ever before. With the ASX breaking that crucial level of 7500 points in early August and rallying quite hard, my suspicion is that September may not be as strong of a month and rather may be a little choppy. Why? Well, if we take a look at the seasonal statistics

Continue Reading

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