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Avoid the Five Fatal Trading Mistakes and Start Winning in the Market Place

Avoid the Five Fatal Trading Mistakes and Start Winning in the Market Place

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Avoid the Five Fatal Trading Mistakes and Start Winning in the Market Place

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How to trade the US markets from Australia

The Australian ASX200 leading market index gained 14.9% in 2013. According to a study conducted by the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) (ASXReport). For the 20 years up to 2012, the Australian shares had returned 8.7% per annum. The gains in 2013 are a 71% increase on the 20 year average! But despite this spectacular return, […]

Buying the Rumour, Selling the Fact – 4 tips to help you win!

Quite often I speak to clients who have just seen on the news or read in the paper that XYZ company is looking to merge with ABC company, and is willing to pay a phenomenal price per share. The commentary will usually include an expectation for the share price to rise, and that investors in […]

How to make money, for real!

  Three weeks ago, my article “How to avoid paralysis and trade the here and now – 3 Reasons why BHP right now” generated quite a flurry of emails and comments through to the office. Some liked the trade, others didn’t – instead not liking the market at the moment – truth be known a […]

How to tell when the stock market has peaked. When is the best time to sell?

Knowing when to sell your shares is just as important as knowing when to buy. All too often investors will hold stock through the peak of its gains, only to see their hard earned profits decline. Either back to what they had paid, or even worse, into a loss. So how do you know when […]

5 reasons why ETF investments will make you money in 2014

Are your financial goals to make money with passive, low-cost investments? Do you struggle picking the direction of individual stocks, or feel overwhelmed by the task of having to choose the right stock to make money with? Then I would suggest you look to invest in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) – the upcoming investment market […]

Correction or Crash? Four actions to take to protect your portfolio

January closed on a downbeat as the markets lost momentum from the 2013 buyers. Now, with the leading indices pushing for new medium-term lows, the million dollar question is whether we are in a stock market correction or if we are heading for a Crash! Year to date, the ASX200 index has lost 255 points […]

The Wolf of Wall Street…Fact or Fiction?

Movies that relate to the stock market depict greed, money, drugs, women, fast cars, fast boats, more women, and a debaucherous and never-ending party. As a qualified equities and derivatives analyst with more than 15-years experience in Australia, the activity that is depicted in the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” are so far from […]

Are these Covered Call returns too good to be true?

I received an email from a client this week asking me to take a look at a promotion they had received. It stated returns for a Covered Call position, a strategy I’ve been using for a decade with great success. But when I crunched the numbers, it seemed to be a little bit mis-representative. Any […]

The 2013 Stock Market Bubble. Is it real?

Depending on your point of view, the unembellished rise of the Stock Market throughout 2013 is either a well deserved return to profitability, or it is a precursor to the mother of all stock market collapses. If your view is the latter, then right now is the pinnacle of a bubble that could eclipse the […]

Is 33% return too good to be true?

Of course it is! Especially for the inexperienced investor. However, as a seasoned professional, I know there is a reasonable probability of achieving this type of return, and that the key to ongoing success is Money Management. Quite often novice traders are enticed to participate in the stock market with the dream of making riches, […]