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It’s Technology Stupid

The top 5 stocks in the S&P 500 account for 27% of the index. Year to date, which includes the coronavirus they are up: Apple +30.5% Microsoft +35.7% Amazon +66.7% Google +11.9% Facebook +18.7% Other top performers in the S&P 500 top 20 include: Tesla +226% NVIDIA +73.8% Netflix +55.3% Adobe +38.7% Paypal +67.8% Other…

Weekly Sector Charts

Comments by Ben O'Leary – Portfolio Manager ASX 200 Heikin-Ashi chart – Threatened to break higher but the rally is evaporating, and the index is ultimately still trading sideways. Economic numbers a dulling the hopes of a V-shaped recovery despite the US getting back to work. Still waiting for the break one way or the…

The Afterpay Juggernaut

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU…? …that a company that makes no profit and has risen 600% plus from its lows in March, is raising $800m and the two company founders were selling $250m worth of shares and potentially more to come in November. Of the $800m in fresh equity, $650m will be sold through a…

BUY HOLD SELL – Kogan (ASX: KGN)

Kogan (ASX: KGN) is a portfolio of retail and services businesses that includes Retail, Marketplace, Mobile, Broadband, Insurance and Travel offerings. To put all that in context, it has been dubbed by some the ‘Amazon of Australia’. Much of Kogan’s recent success has been fueled by a significant lift in sales, earnings and customers as…

Small Print and Broker Research

Now its not a criticism, it is an education – at the bottom of the research in the disclaimers they will tell you (a lot more plainly than most brokers) that they have done corporate deals for the following small companies UWL GSS MSB A4N NIC BYE PBH MAD CBR – in other words they…

The Big End of Town

THE REALITY OF PUTTING YOUR MONEY IN A BIG INDUSTRY OR OTHER SUPER FUND There are a couple of lessons to be learned from the recent correction. The first is that most fund managers do nothing and did nothing. And that's a fact of life for anyone in big industry and super funds. It’s not…

Step Trading BL2TL Stocks

If making money in the market is about buying when the balance of probability is in your favour, in individual stocks, then your odds are always going to better if you 'play' in stocks that are moving from bottom left to top right (BL2TR) on a chart, not top left to bottom right (TL2BR). This…

The Best Investment I Ever Made

THE FLYING FERRET I used to own a greyhound. Well, a bunch of us did actually. It was a yuppie post-university indulgence organized by one of the West End wide boys I worked with in my early stockbroking days in London. He had picked out an Ad in the Greyhound Star for a ‘Sales Trial’…