When to buy and sell shares

As with all good comedians, timing is equally important when it comes to investing in stocks listed on the share market. For most long-term investors, deciding when to buy shares is a more forgivi...

Will the good times continue for the mining sector?

Following the recent round of company reporting, the numbers confirm that the mining sector is quickly rebounding from the lows of early 2016 . Iron ore miner, Fortescue metals (FMG) , was in a ve...

Foxtel IPO and Telstra

Foxtel was formed in 1995 as a joint venture between News Corp (NWS) and Telstra (TLS). Last year, rumours swirled saying that Foxtel would pursue an IPO but in the end, nothing eventuated . With ...

Can Woodside Petroleum be lifted by natural gas?

As the ASX’s biggest petroleum producer WPL’s profits are obviously highly dependent on the oil price. A supply glut that has persisted over the last couple of years has led to a crash in prices ....

Is BHP Billiton Limited grossly overvalued?

The world's largest diversified miner, BHP Billiton Limited (ASX: BHP) , could survive a slowdown in commodity prices, but that doesn’t make it a good investment.  Ask one financial advisor and yo...

Quick Q&A with the CEO: What are the implications of the ongoing quest for yield?

Yield chasers have pushed up the prices of the big banks and other blue chips to near record highs  –  but what are their valuations like? Where should new investors be looking for income? W ill  ...

Is Woolworths run as Australia’s best retailer over?

Woolworths (ASX: WOW) shocked the market on Tuesday when it reported its slowest quarterly sales growth for twelve years – all the more shocking after Wesfarmers (ASX: WES) reported fantastic sale...

Why Rio Tinto will never be taken over

The big headline this week was the news that Glencore had approached the Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) board about a friendly deal which, if consummated, would result in the biggest mining company in the w...

Why you should avoid Australia’s smaller iron-ore producers

The iron ore spot price has fallen, year-to-date, by 40% to $US82 a tonne – the lowest price since September 2012. And as China's crude steel production rates typically decline by 10% during the S...

The iron ore price is plummeting – is it time to sell BHP and RIO?

The price of iron ore, which happens to be Australia’s biggest export (and the discussion about what this might mean for the budget deficit is a story for another day), last night reached a price ...

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