Telstra's had an incredible run: should you buy, hold or sell?

A return of ~150% in Australian shares is not an easy one to replicate. But selling out of a share before it does just that is when it really hurts. We've all been there – even the Future Fund has...

Why people are selling BHP Billiton today

Leading into BHP Billiton's (ASX: BHP) results announcement yesterday it was pretty clear that investors were looking for two things: Confirmation of the demerger – which had so far been applauded...

What investors can learn from Boart Longyear Ltd

One of the many market clichés is the old ‘don’t try to catch a falling knife’ and as with many of them it very often rings true. The expression means that when a stock is falling, investors shoul...

3 things I’m looking for in this years’ reporting season

One of the factors contributing to Australia’s recent market gains has been the hunt for yield, and I have never seen company boards focus so much on rewarding their shareholders with cash. This h...

[VIDEO] How reliable are bank yields?

Today John Larsen, a professional investor with a long track record in broking and funds management, joined Rivkin CEO Scott Schuberg to discuss his views on bank yields, amongst other things, and...

[VIDEO] Are we in a ‘yield bubble’?

Low rates of return from cash and bonds have made the dividend yield from many ASX stocks seem ultra-attractive, especially when a generation of baby boomers are seeking income support for their r...

A marriage on the rocks: Copper and US equities take a break

For the first time since 2006, correlation between the S&P500 and copper has fallen to -0.59 Longer term, copper and broader commodity markets should rally significantly Shorter term, we expect to...

Don't get caught up in rallies

Is it too late to buy? Will the market run much further? I wish I had bought the January Blue Chip Portfolio! Should I take my profits on the banks?   Investor psychology can be an excruciating in...

Current global trading opportunities

Introduction Global equity markets have had an exceptional couple of months. Regardless of what market, shares have surged amid a return of bullish market sentiment and low price volatility. The r...

Why Apple is a buy

Apple is on sale. And it’s not the iPhone 5 or iPad Mini either. Rather, it’s the company itself. Since the release of the much anticipated iPhone 5 in September, Apple’s share price has tumbled o...

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