ASX Education: London Barrowboys at work

Having spent sixteen years in the UK and four years in Australia sitting on the institutional desks of some major brokers, particularly in the UK, one thing becomes apparent, that share prices don’t go up and down because of the fundamental reasons that commentators and the media obsess over in hindsight, they go up and…

ASX Education: Best Charting Software

We have had a question about the best charting software on the Marcus Today Stock Discussion Group. There is an article below that was done a few years ago, but some of the responses to the discussion group will probably save you a bit of time: Check out Bullcharts (refer Brendon 02-9495-8400) …also provides live…

ASX Education: The Anatomy of Shorting

Each week ASIC publishes a list of stocks that have been “Sold short”. In basic terms it means stocks that have been sold by people who don’t own them. It is not that easy to genuinely short a stock. You can do something similar through CFD accounts which are simply a bet on a price…

The One Stock Portfolio

After I first wrote this article in 2009 and published it in The Age on Saturday, the stockbroker I worked  for at the time insisted that I include a disclaimer at the bottom of all my articles from then on saying “The opinions in this article are those of Marcus Padley and do not represent…