don t short the blue wave

Don’t be short

DEMOCRATIC SWEEP A bit ho-hum today but a major market theme is developing. The Blue Wave chatter has morphed into a new phrase in the newswires – “Democratic Sweep”. This is an image from a US article titled “Wall Street prepares for the blue wave Democratic sweep“. The Bull market is getting ready to emerge.…

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The Problem with ETFs

An important bit of ETF education. Here is an extract from an article by James Kirby in The Australian about the risks of some exchange traded funds. The article highlights one of the major risks of ETFs: “A coalition of the world’s biggest fund managers is pressing for consumer protection reforms in the booming Exchange…

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ASX200 end of September

ASX 200 Ends the Month in Uninspiring Fashion

WEDNESDAY MID WEEK CATCH UP, 30th September 2020 The ASX 200 (ASX: XJO) has ended the month in uninspiring fashion as it oscillated between small gains and losses on Monday to close down 13 points. The banks slid back on some profit-taking after big moves last week on news lending restrictions would be eased.    Tuesday saw a similar pattern evolve; the market closed flat after early optimism evaporated. Another quiet day of indecision…  Wednesday saw the market down 64…

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Petbarn

One of my daughters has been looking for a casual job and one came up at PetBarn yesterday packing online boxes. Her response was “I’d better apply before JobKeeper ends and everybody else starts looking for a job”. Clever girl. Getting ahead of the curve. The same applies in the stock market. Assume everything everybody…

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Warren Buffet's story related to Orangutans flipping coins

Stock Market Secrets: Orangutans

The concept for this article has been unashamedly stolen from Warren Buffet although it has been given an an Australian flavour. He expounded the US version in a speech in 1984 commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the book Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd, the bible of value investing. He called his speech…

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