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The global ‘melt-up’ might have ended – so what now?

The “melt-up” period for the global equity markets appears to have ended, or at least paused, with the realisation that ...
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ASX Hybrid Securities

A Beginner’s Guide to Trading ASX Hybrid Securities

Hybrid securities are a unique asset class that combines features of both debt and equity instruments. For investors ...
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The oil price surge risk as a soft landing still remains likely | Economic Update

As we expected the US inflation data surprised to the upside with confirmation that services prices remain sticky and ...
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US investors at odds over what comes next

Wall St and more importantly the global bond markets place a high degree of degree of confidence in the US non-farm ...
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Why the RBA is likely to remain on hold for longer than it should | Economic Update

Last week’s stronger than expected increase in wages growth, in the December quarter, was largely ignored by the bond ...
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Market’s fantasy gets shattered by inflation yet again | Economic update

Last week began quietly enough so as not to wake market participants from their delirium in which “Goldilocks” is real ...
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Talks of a recession completely fade away | Economic update

As foreshadowed last week the US ISM services index results supported a forecast of increased economic activity over the ...
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The false narrative from Wall Street’s greed | Economic update

The Federal Reserve last week, again, left rates on hold at its January meeting with Powell ruling out a March cut but ...
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The big reasons traders use Spread strategies

Options trading on the ASX offers a diverse range of strategies for traders to capitalise on market movements while ...
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Market at a pivot point as inflation surge likely to return in March | Economic update

Investing is very difficult around key pivot points. If it were easy everyone would be getting double returns ...
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Are we in the eye of the inflation storm? | Economic update

During November the market consensus shifted towards the FOMC and ECB remaining on hold throughout 2024. This reflects a ...
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The Bank of Japan doesn’t remember how inflation works | Economic update

Last week was a big one for the history of Japanese monetary policy. If you did not notice this, you are forgiven. ...
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Why the CPI report reaction surprised so much | Economic update

We were surprised last week by the reaction to the slightly better than expected US CPI monthly report. In aggregate the ...
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Pivotal week for global markets as the ticking time bomb awaits | Economic update

The week ahead may prove pivotal for the global bond markets. The US has roughly $33 trillion in Federal debt, at an ...
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Markets get caught by a triple surprise | Economic Update

The markets were caught by a triple surprise last week. Firstly, the Treasury opted to issue less 10 and 30-year bonds ...
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TWE Retail Entitlement Offer – What are your options?

If you’re a Treasury Wines shareholder you may be wondering about the recent entitlement offer and what it means for you. ...
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Insights from an Investment Managers trip to Hong Kong

Last week we travelled to Hong Kong to attend a global investment conference and conducted several meetings with - Hong ...
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Bond market wakes up from its hypnosis | Economic update

In Australia the release of the monthly CPI data upset the bond market that had been hypnotised by the relentless beat ...
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RBA’s interest rate dilemma and the importance of timing | Economic Update

The markets, at both a bond and currency level, are now forecasting that the RBA has fallen behind the curve with its ...
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Why the ‘bondcano’ wasn’t a huge surprise | Economic Update

Some have described last week’s US bond sell off as a “bondcano”. We would prefer to be little less dramatic given that ...
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The mistakes market strategists are making – What is the magic pudding? | Economic Update

The common theme of market strategists over the past 6 months – basically since the Credit Suisse and Silicon Valley ...
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Inflation will be higher for longer than the market expects | Economic Update

Another rough week for the now very stale bond bulls that show a startling level of misunderstanding of inflation. The ...
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Is real estate still low risk? What’s new from the Fed? | Economic Update

The past week was all about the Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole symposium. The market waited patiently for a revelation ...
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Interest rates – higher for longer

Bond yields rose last week as the market absorbed the Central Banks determination to keep short term rates higher for ...
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The great tax heist

Published monthly financial statements show that, on an annual basis, the Government has firmly moved into a budget ...
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Australian Mining Companies

The Advantages of Investing in Australian Mining Companies

Investing in ASX listed mining companies has long been a lucrative opportunity for both domestic and international ...
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RBA cash rate affect

How does the RBA cash rate affect me? Understanding the basics

It is almost impossible to not notice that recently (or every so often before then), the recurring theme of “cash rate ...
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Australian Stocks over American Stocks

Why invest in Australian Stocks over American Stocks?

The Australian stock market has been experiencing steady growth over the past few years, making it an attractive option ...
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KMD Brands (KMD) Vs Calidus Resources (CAI)

Fast Money #4 – KMD Brands (KMD) Vs Calidus Resources (CAI)

In the current economic climate, would you rather invest in an outdoor apparel retailer that can capitalise on the ...
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The Perfect Storm: will the banking crisis spread to Aussie banks next?

Clinical trials are an essential part of the drug development process and play a critical role in determining the safety ...
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QE keeps on working, and working

How QE keeps on working, and working

QE stands for Quantitative Easing, which is a monetary policy tool used by central banks to stimulate the economy by ...
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Understanding the importance of clinical trials

Understanding the importance of clinical trials when investing in medical research driven biotech

Clinical trials are an essential part of the drug development process and play a critical role in determining the safety ...
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Fast-Money

Fast Money #3 – Fenix Resources (FEX) vs G8 Education (GEM)

A small-cap iron ore producer with a $150m market cap who earned almost half of that in profits last year, or a ...
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What are Options and How Can You Trade Them?

Exchange Traded Options (ETOs, or Options) are financial instruments that give investors the right, but not the ...
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An update on the ASX-listed hybrid market

An update on the ASX-listed hybrid market

A ‘hybrid’ security essentially combines elements of debt securities (like bonds) and equity securities (like shares). ...
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Star Entertainment shares crushed

Star Entertainment shares crushed after NSW propose new casino tax set to cost em’ $364 million

It has been a tumultuous time for the gambling industry in New South Wales already, but for casino operators, it could ...
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Fast Money #2 – Metals X (MLX) Vs Monash IVF (MVF)

In this episode of Fast Money #2, we're going to look at two stocks that could do just that: Metals X (MLX) and Monash ...
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Qantas beefs up guidance

Qantas beefs up guidance ahead of holiday season bump

Australia’s go-to airline, Qantas Airways Ltd (ASX: QAN) has kept investors happy after advertising a bold $150 million ...
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the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust

What’s up with the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust?

Bitcoin has been falling in price lately with the price hovering around $15,700 as of this writing. This has caused a ...
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2022 Midterm market

2022 Midterm market rally?

US voters will be casting their votes on Tuesday the 8th of November, which will determine if the Democrats can hold ...
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Bear Call on the XJO (ASX200)

Adviser Tip: Bear Call on the XJO (ASX200)

The XJO has been trading in a solid downtrend and broadening wedge since the recent highs back in late August. Recently ...
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Trying to crack a walnut with a sledgehammer

In the latest episode of the podcast, Tim and Sam break down the latest economic data and how investors are reacting. ...
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What is a recession and is there one coming?

In the first and second quarter of 2022, the United States economy recorded two consecutive quarters of negative real ...
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NIB Holdings Share Purchase Plan

NIB Holdings Share Purchase Plan – How to Participate

If you were an NIB Holdings (NHF.ASX) shareholder on Monday the 7th of October 2022, you may be eligible to purchase ...
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Trying to crack a walnut with a sledgehammer

For a long time, traditional share market analysis has included an array of macro and micro indicators, from gauging ...
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How to know when to buy stocks

Global stock markets have seen dramatic selloffs across the past nine months. The largest and most important US share ...
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Brambles Ltd (BXB)

Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Brambles Limited (BXB)

BXB has been trading in a solid uptrend since the lows in February. They recently rallied hard on the back of a solid ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on the XJO

The XJO also known as the ASX200 is an index of the top 200 companies on the Australian market (weighted by market cap). ...
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Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (PBH) 2

Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (PBH)

Since the lows in mid-June, PBH has been trading in an uptrend. Recently it created a higher peak and pulled back to the ...
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Stockland of plenty – Property giant reports strong results against market forces

Despite a construction industry crisis that affects several sectors that property company Stockland (ASX: SGP) operates ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Put on Bank of Queensland Ltd (BOQ)

BOQ has been trading in a downtrend since its highs back late last year. It bottomed out recently and started moving ...
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RBA rate rise sends market higher

RBA rate rise sends market higher (positive statement for investors!?)

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has today lifted their cash rate by another 50 basis points, taking the rate to ...
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Finally time to buy Tech and Discretionary stocks?

In this episode, Tim and Mike discuss the state of the economy, in particular the effects of inflation, interest rates, ...
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ANZ Retail Entitlement Offer – What are your options?

ANZ Retail Entitlement Offer – What are your options?

If you’re an ANZ shareholder you may be wondering about the recent entitlement offer and what it means for you. ...
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Bank of Queensland Ltd (BOQ) Logo

Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on Bank of Queensland Ltd (BOQ)

BOQ has been trading in a downtrend but as the chart displays looks to potentially be changing trend. The downtrend line ...
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Does IP ownership of MDMA compounds reduce its potential for healthcare benefits?

If you read my articles often, you would know that I can become quite laudatory when discussing small cap companies ...
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Jumbo Interactive shares crunched with price hike looming after CEO sell down

When it comes to gambling in Australia, punters have a plethora of service providers to assist them with their bets ...
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Crypto chill tests the faithful

Crypto chill tests the faithful

Recent volatility in global markets has exposed some serious vulnerabilities in the crypto space, showing that ...
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Advisor Tip: Bull Put Spread on BHP Group Ltd (BHP)

BHP has been tracking sideward in a range since roughly the start of the year. Its range has broadened over time to be ...
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Getting taught a lesson from Doctor Copper

The term 'Doctor Copper’ has been used as market lingo for decades because of its ability to predict swings and turning ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Call on Wesfarmers Ltd (WES)

WES has been trading in a downtrend since the highs back in August last year. As with any downtrend, WES recently ...
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The FED plays a dangerous game

Markets have been wholloped in the last few weeks as investors braced for any optimism from the central bank. Currently, ...
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Qantas Airways Limited (QAN)

Adviser Tip: Bull Call spread on Qantas Airways (QAN)

QAN has been trading in a broad channel since arguably late 2020. Recently QAN fell to the bottom of the channel at ...
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Using ASX as an example

Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on ASX Ltd

The ASX has been trading in a descending triangle since the highs back in late November last year,  characterised by ...
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Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

Adviser Tip: Calendar Bear Put Spread on Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

CBA has been tracking sideward since roughly mid March. Recently it returned to the top of the channel at roughly ...
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QBE Insurance Group Ltd (QBE)

Buy-Write strategy example #2 – QBE Insurance Group | Taking advantage of current market volatility

A highly volatile market can be a nightmare for investors that confine themselves to simply buying shares. Large price ...
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MEDOIL

Blazing clinical trials prove successful to launch new cannabis product

When you think of cannabis treatment, the first compounds that come to mind are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

ANZ has found a strong base, using roughly $25 as key support over the past few weeks. There is plenty of upside ...
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Looking for opportunity in a volatile market

Its easy to become despondent when every stock is falling. Even seemingly well priced shares can be forced lower and ...
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Adviser Tip: AGL Energy Bull Call Spread

Analysis: AGL is currently trading at $8.63 AGL recently broke out of a flag pattern. It continues to move in the ...
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ASX blockchain

ASX blockchain project stumbles…again

The ASX blockchain-based replacement for its clearing and settlement system CHESS has been delayed yet again this week ...
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How to survive the rising rates environment

Interest rates have risen in Australia for the first time since 2010, which has been a long time coming, if anything we ...
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Airtasker locks in purchase agreement with OneFlare

Have you ever wanted to paint your walls or pull the weeds out of your garden, and you just can’t be stuffed? ...
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Advisor Tip: Strangle on National Australia Bank

A popular strategy around reporting season is the “Strangle” and other similar multidirectional strategies. The Strangle ...
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Atomos seeks subscription revenue

Atomos seeks subscription revenue with new cloud video products

With the world balancing out their work at home life with days in the office, professional video editors and content ...
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Advisor Tip: Bull Put Spread on Wesfarmers Ltd

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Wesfarmers Ltd (WES) Analysis: WES is trading at $48.55. WES ...
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German cannabis company

Little Green Pharma locks in major sales agreement with German cannabis company

Australian medical cannabis company Little Green Pharma (ASX: LGP) has reached a major offtake agreement with Demecan to ...
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Larry

Un-Z1P your pants and dip into this

There has been a monumental shift within the buy now, pay later scene with companies consolidating in a recent blitz of ...
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Woodside Petroleum Limited (WPL) Logo

Adviser Tip: Bull Put spread on Woodside Petroleum Limited

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Woodside Petroleum Limited (WPL). Analysis: WPL is trading at ...
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yield curve inversion

Fed’s Interest Rate expectation policy and yield curve inversion

The market doesn’t like surprises, and the Federal Reserve is not going to give any. The Federal Reserve has moved to ...
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shake up as Jumbo founder sells down

Tabcorp demerger: Lottery industry set for shake up as Jumbo founder sells down

In August 2021, Tabcorp (ASX: TAH) and Jumbo Interactive (ASX: JIN) formalised a long-term extension of their reseller ...
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Inflation and interest rates

Inflation and interest rates: We are not the US

By reading any of the mainstream financial press across the past twelve months you would have undoubtedly heard that ...
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Halo Technologies IPO (ASX:HAL): Some Thoughts On Risk

Originally posted by Sean O’Neill on Infinite Nuance. I recently reviewed the Halo Technologies IPO ...
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Annual Food price inflation

Annual petrol price inflation = 62%, yet CPI = 3.5%? What gives?

Do you ever get the feeling that when the ABS tell you the inflation rate is 3.5% for the year, that something just ...
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QBE Insurance Group Ltd (QBE)

Adviser Tip: QBE Insurance Group Ltd (QBE) Bull Call Spread

Analysis: QBE is currently trading at $10.96. QBE has been trading in an uptrend since the 2020 covid crash. It may also ...
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Gladiator and Zeus join forces with MSA Group for Tanzanian Uranium exploration

As the rest of the world distances themselves away from Russia, we have witnessed an economic impact that has caused ...
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Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW)

Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW). Analysis: WOW is trading at $35.815. ...
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A tale of investment advice, Equity Story seeks $4.5m for IPO chapter

In an IPO slated to list on 18 March 2022, Equity Story Group (proposed ASX code: EQS) is looking to raise $4.5 million ...
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Investment Platformer Halo Technologies heads for IPO

Australian fintech company Halo Technologies is preparing to list later this month, aiming to raise up to $40 million at ...
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What is SWIFT

What is SWIFT and why it is important

The SWIFT system stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication and is a secure platform for ...
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Woolworths

Woolworths wage rort bill now upwards of $500 million

One of Australia’s largest supermarket chains, Woolworths Group (ASX: WOW), has admitted that staff underpayments have ...
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Santos Ltd Bull Call Spread

Adviser Tip: Santos Ltd Bull Call Spread

Analysis: STO is currently trading at $7.09. STO’s underlying commodity is Oil and Gas – both of which have been going ...
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Coles investing

Coles investing $150m in robots to replace your child’s first job prospect

Bad news has gone hand-in-hand with supply chains these days, with shortages of everything from computer chips to toilet ...
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Mortgage payments set

Mortgage payments set to rise 22% by March 2023 – even with zero home price rises

Using the Australian Bureau of Statistics established house price index since March 2002 and combining that with the ...
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Adviser Tip: Long Strangle on Wesfarmers Ltd

In last week’s article we kicked off the reporting season by explaining how strangles work and why we use them during ...
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Crown Resorts

Blackstone locks in $8.9bn takeover offer for Crown Resorts

US private equity firm Blackstone Inc. has won the bidding war to acquire Crown Resorts (ASX: CWN) in a massive $8.9 ...
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Using ASX as an example

How to trade earnings reports – Using ASX as an example

Twice a year, there are two periods where many listed companies on our market report their earnings and give forward ...
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Rising interest rates

Rising interest rates – A tale of two perspectives

Let’s be honest; not that long ago investors around the world would have thought that interest rates would never go up ...
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Interest rates creating tense competition for the Big Four

After the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced that they were not increasing interest rates, banks are starting to ...
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Meta the next quarterly earnings pariah

Shares drop 24% aftermarket, is Meta the next quarterly earnings pariah?

The social media giant Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: FB), formerly known as Facebook, issued disappointing guidance for the ...
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Console wars heating up as Sony acquires Bungie in $3.6bn game development coup

Following last week’s blockbuster acquisition that saw Microsoft Corp acquire Activision Blizzard for USD $69 billion, ...
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Kogan.com shares

Kogan.com shares crunched as supply chain woes accelerate downward spiral

Despite the massive surge in online shopping brought upon by the pandemic and subsequent lockdown restrictions, the ...
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A loose FAANG

A loose FAANG in the mouth of American tech

Investors kept a keen eye on the tech sector overnight as Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) released their fourth quarter results ...
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Microsoft locks in deal to acquire gaming giant Activision Blizzard

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is set to acquire Activision Blizzard Inc., one of the world’s largest game ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put spread on Wesfarmers Ltd (WES:ASX)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Wesfarmers Ltd (WES:ASX). Analysis: WES is trading at $55.30. ...
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Iron Condor on the XJO

Adviser Tip: Iron Condor on the XJO

Today we are applying an Iron Condor on the XJO Analysis: The XJO has been tracking sideward in a broad range since ...
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Adviser Tip: Iron Condor on the XJO

Adviser Tip: Iron Condor on the XJO

Today we are applying an Iron Condor on the XJO Analysis: The XJO has been tracking sideward in a broad range since ...
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Federal Budget Scorecard

The Government publishes monthly financial statements from which we can extract monthly budget revenue and expenses, in ...
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Qantas Airways Limited (QAN)

Adviser Tip: Qantas Airways Limited (QAN) Bull Call Spread

Analysis: QAN is currently trading at $5.16. QAN has been trading in an uptrend since the covid crash in March last ...
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QBE Insurance Group Ltd (QBE)

Adviser Tip: QBE Insurance Group Ltd (QBE) Bull Call Spread

Analysis: QBE is currently trading at $11.90. QBE has been trading in an uptrend since its lows in February. Recently it ...
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ANZ Logo

Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on ANZ

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Australia and New Zealand Banking Grp Ltd (ANZ) Analysis: ANZ has ...
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Adviser Tip: Iron Condor on the XJO

Today we are applying an Iron Condor on the XJO Analysis: The XJO has been tracking sideward for the past month or so in ...
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Why are Aussie investors flocking to US markets?

One of the latest trends in the Australian investing world is the US market. Many Australian investors are flocking to ...
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These metals could see stronger demand growth than lithium due to electric vehicles

Before this decade is out, more than half of new vehicle sales will either be hybrid or fully electric vehicles (EVs). ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on BHP Group Ltd

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on BHP Group Ltd (BHP). Analysis: BHP is currently trading at $ 36.73 ...
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XJO

Adviser Tip: Iron Condor on the XJO

Today we are applying an Iron Condor on the XJO Analysis: The XJO has been tracking sideward for the past couple weeks ...
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Woodside Petroleum Limited (WPL) Logo

Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on Woodside Petroleum Limited (WPL)

Analysis: WPL is currently trading at $6.47. WPL has been trading in an uptrend since its lows in September. This was ...
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Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin ETF: Careful what you wish for

The basis of the Bitcoin protocol is that there will only ever be a fixed supply i.e., 21,000,000 Bitcoin. No more BTC ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put spread on Wesfarmers Ltd (WES)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Wesfarmers Ltd (WES). Analysis: WES is currently trading at $55.63 ...
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Money printer

Money printer goes brrrrrrrr

Leverage in the economy has been turned up to 11. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) published the National ...
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You may be overpaying for international share trading

Many trading platforms advertise low brokerage fees for US or internationally listed shares, but they may be hiding ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on BHP Group Ltd (BHP)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on BHP Group Ltd (BHP). Analysis: BHP is currently trading at $37.94 ...
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QBE Insurance Group Ltd (QBE)

Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on QBE Insurance Group Ltd

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on QBE Insurance Group Ltd (QBE). Analysis: QBE is currently trading ...
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Money

Inflation; Wherefore Art thou?

According to the US bond market, inflation expectations have stalled over the past six months. The five-year inflation ...
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Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW)

Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on Woolworths Group Ltd

Today we are applying a Bear Put on Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW) Analysis: WOW is trading at $38.30 Technically, WOW has ...
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5 Steps to a Well Diversified Portfolio

How to diversify your share portfolio

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. The simplest analogy and central thesis for why you should diversify your share ...
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City of London

The City of London is a Corporation

A story of a diminished British Empire after the second world war, and how its financial center, the City of London, ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call spread Santos Ltd STO

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call on Santos Ltd STO. Analysis: STO is currently trading at $6.47. STO has ...
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Uranium stocks blast off

Local Uranium stock – Paladin Energy (PDN), has been trending up since November 2020, rising from .12c to a recent high ...
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Adviser Tip: Iron Condor on the XJO

Today we are applying an Iron Condor on the XJO Analysis: The XJO has been tracking sideward for a few weeks now, ...
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Advisor Tip: Bull Call Spread on Brambles Ltd (BXB)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call on BXB Group Ltd Analysis: BXB is currently trading at $12.11. BXB has been ...
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Bitcoin Update

Bitcoin Update – the Halving, ASIC & Transaction statistics

This is just a quick refresh on the operations of the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain. BTC commenced in 2009 with an original ...
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Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW)

Adviser Tip: Long Strangle on Woolworths Group (ASX: WOW)

The Strategy: Long Strangle Profits from both a rise, and a fall in the share price. You don’t have to have a strong ...
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Sydney Airport Holdings (SYD)

How to trade a company report – Using Sydney Airport Holdings as a result

When companies report, they can move a great deal as analysts and pundits speculate on the future direction of the ...
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Origin Energy (ORG)

Advisor Tip: Long Strangle on Origin Energy (ORG)

The Strategy: Long Strangle Profits from both a rise, and a fall in the share price. You don’t have to have a strong ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread BHP Group Ltd

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call on BHP Group Ltd Analysis: BHP is currently trading at $51.78. BHP has been ...
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Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call on Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Analysis: CBA is currently trading ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call spread on CSR Limited

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call on CSR Limited (CSR) Analysis: CSR is currently trading at $5.61 CSR has ...
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The Bull Market in Metals Prices

Industrial Metals prices are trading at all-time highs at the moment, which would have been unbelievable just twelve ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on Fortescue Metals Group

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call on Fortescue Metals Group Limited (FMG) Analysis: FMG is currently trading ...
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Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC)

Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC) Analysis: RHC is currently ...
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Oil Search Ltd Logo

Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Oil Search Ltd

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Oil Search Ltd Analysis: OSH is currently trading at $3.78 OSH has ...
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Trading 101

Trading 101: Top tips for new traders

If you enjoy being actively involved in your investments, you may be interested in trading. Traders take advantage of ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on BHP Group Ltd (BHP)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call on BHP Group Ltd (BHP) Analysis: BHP is currently trading at $46.71. BHP ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on ASX Ltd (ASX)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call on ASX. Analysis: ASX is currently trading at $75.46. Last week I ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on ASX Ltd (ASX)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call on ASX. Analysis: ASX is currently trading at $74.51. As the chart below ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Newcrest Mining Ltd

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Australia and Newcrest Mining Ltd Analysis: NCM is currently ...
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The ongoing troubles at Nuix

The ongoing troubles at Nuix

Forensic data company Nuix debuted on the ASX on the 4th of December, with an IPO price of $5.31. Macquarie, the largest ...
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Macquarie Group Ltd (MQG)

Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on Macquarie Group Ltd (MQG)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call on Macquarie Group Ltd (MQG) Analysis: MQG is currently trading at $152.92. ...
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Investing 101: Five top tips for new investors

We know that the share market can be confusing to navigate, and investing for the first time can be daunting. Before you ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on Northern Star Resources Ltd (NST)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call on Northern Star Resources Ltd (NST). Analysis: NST is currently trading at ...
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Explain Like I’m 5: Trading vs Investing

If you explore the world of the share market for more than two minutes you’re bound to come across the words “investing” ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Woolworths Group Ltd

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW) Analysis: WOW is currently trading at ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on Newcrest Mining Ltd

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call Spread on Newcrest Mining Ltd (NCM) Analysis: NCM is currently trading at ...
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Do you really own your shares?

The global pandemic affected almost every aspect of modern life, and the stock market was no exception. The stock market ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Fortescue Metals Group Limited

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Fortescue Metals Group Limited Analysis: FMG is currently trading ...
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Afterpay readies for US listing

In their quarterly trading update today, Afterpay (APT.AX) touted their successes in North America. They had achieved ...
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Advisor Tip: Bull Put Spread on Newcrest Mining Ltd

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Australia and Newcrest Mining Ltd Analysis: NCM is currently ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on Fortescue Metals Group Limited (FMG)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call Spread on Fortescue Metals Group Limited (FMG) Analysis: FMG is currently ...
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Australia’s China Hustle

Several large Chinese operations have listed on the ASX across the past five years, usually with impressive financials ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on ANZ

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Put Spread on Australia and New Zealand Banking GrpLtd  (ANZ) Analysis: ANZ is ...
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The market loves a spin-off

Recently Iluka Resources spun-off their Deterra Royalties business. Deterra earns a royalty on iron ore mining in Mining ...
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Adviser Tip: Iron Condor on the XJO

Today we are applying an Iron Condor on the XJO Analysis: The XJO is currently trading at 6,745 points. The XJO has been ...
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US Trading Now Available! – Open an Account

You can now trade US Equities through your existing TraderCircle account and it’s as easy as buying Australian equities. ...
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ASIC Warning: First-time trader? Be aware of the risks

ASIC has posted a warning on its social media pages: Thinking of getting into online trading? If you are a first-time ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on ANZ

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call Spread on Australia and New Zealand Banking GrpLtd  (ANZ) Analysis: ANZ is ...
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Adviser Tip: Iron Condor on the XJO

Today we are applying an Iron Condor on the XJO Analysis: The XJO is currently trading at 6,671 points. The XJO has been ...
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Is this the beginning of the end?

Back in January I wrote that rising longer-term bond yields could eventually become a threat to share prices. This ...
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ASX applies a negative rate to client cash margin deposits with ASX Clear

To keep our Option traders informed, you may or may not have noticed on your monthly statements that interest on cash ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd

Today we are applying a Bull Put spread on Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd (BEN:ASX) Analysis: BEN is currently trading at ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on Santos Ltd (STO)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call Spread on Santos Ltd (STO) Analysis: STO is currently trading at $7.16. As ...
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This ASX copper stock is set for a bumper year

Copper demand is expected to skyrocket in the coming years, with supply scrambling to catch up. “Beyond 2020, we ...
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MicroStrategy share price is about Bitcoin hype

You probably have heard about Michael Saylor, the founder of MicroStrategy (MSTR), the software company in the US, who ...
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Adviser Tip – Long Strangle on Newcrest Mining (NCM)

Most traders can profit from a falling market or a rising market exclusively, but what if you could enter a trade where ...
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Hodlers, and Bitcoin Halving – some Bitcoin mechanics

I AM HODLING. At 10:03 a.m. UTC on Dec. 18, GameKyuubi posted “I AM HODLING,” a drunk, semi-coherent, ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call spread on Woodside Petroleum Limited (WPL)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call Spread on Woodside Petroleum Limited (WPL) Analysis: WPL is currently ...
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GameStop is not the only short squeeze game

You can look at stocks which have a short interest of over 20 percent here. https://www.highshortinterest.com/ ...
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2021 the year of value?

For years so called value stocks have under-performed high flying growth stocks. Part of this is historical, the best ...
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Quick thoughts on Silver…

So everyone is talking about silver right now – intensity and velocity has increased in recent days. Clearly silver is ...
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Miners remain some of the best value on the ASX

Traditionally, the world of investing can be broken down into value and growth stocks. Growth stocks tend to enjoy ...
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Bull Call Spread on WiseTech Global (WTC)

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call Spread on WiseTech Global (WTC) Analysis: WTC is currently trading at ...
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Rumours of retail’s demise have been greatly exaggerated

For many years we have heard that global giants were poised to decimate the Australian retail landscape, that Amazon’s ...
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Six small cap ASX tech stocks to watch in 2021

Australia continues to emerge as a listing destination for tech companies which in recent years has been highlighted by ...
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Bottoming longer-term rates, record prices, stagnant profits: Will the share market rally end in 2021?

Predicting a crash can be very difficult. Many of the professional investors who called the last major crashes also ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call spread on ANZ

Today we are looking at applying a Bull Call Spread on Australia and New Zealand Banking GrpLtd (ANZ) Analysis: ANZ is ...
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Why use Mini Warrants to trade the market over buying stock?

First off, a Mini Warrant is a derivative. Which is a financial product that derives its value from something else. So, ...
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Trading the market in 2021 – The events to watch out for

The last quarter of 2020 had to be one of the more predictable periods in the market for some time, but that is likely ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC:ASX)

RHC is currently trading at $63.40 A couple of weeks ago a Bull Put spread was suggested on RHC, and if you had done a ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on CSL

Today we are applying a Bull Put spread on CSL Limited (CSL:ASX) Analysis: CSL is currently trading at $298.38 The chart ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put spread on Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC:ASX)

Today we are applying a Bull Put spread on Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC:ASX) Analysis: RHC is currently trading at ...
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Update to TradersCircle clients regarding combination orders

As most traders and investors are aware, the ASX was down last Monday after moving to a new system. Though the market ...
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Analysis: The case for gold

There is little to write about gold that has not already been said. It is extremely rare, extremely valuable, and unlike ...
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ASIC makes product intervention order – contracts for difference (CFDs)

ASIC issued the following media release regarding Contracts for Difference (CFDs): ASIC has made a product intervention ...
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US CPI increases in September

The US Bureau of Statistics said that in September, the CPI rose .2%, rising 1.4% over the last 12 months. Annual CPI ...
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What can you buy with $128 billion?

We take a look at the Federal Budget and the massive new spending measures Last Tuesday night, Josh Frydenberg announced ...
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Implied Inflation is ticking up

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Adviser Tip: AGL Short

As you can see from the above chart, AGL has been tracking in a downtrend since its poor report on the thirteenth of ...
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Battery related stocks enjoying time in the sun

The past couple of months have seen the market reawaken to some of our battery related stocks. Major lithium miners who ...
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Are the new “Fintech” low-cost brokers making a positive difference?

The rise of low-cost Fintech businesses has flowed through various areas of the Financial sectors. Some making real ...
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Technical Analysis vs Fundamental Analysis – What’s the difference?

The techniques for choosing shares broadly fall into two main categories: Fundamental Analysis and Technical Analysis. ...
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The 4 core elements of Technical Analysis

You need to know how to pick direction in order to profit from the market. There are two schools of thought that market ...
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A generational shift in the economy and financial markets has occured

There has been a generational shift in the world economy and financial markets because of COVID-19. Where we may live in ...
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How to short Afterpay when the time is right

By now you have probably read numerous articles on Afterpay Touch (ASX: APT), the wonder stock of the ASX. It’s no ...
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Silver ratio returns to key level

It can’t be this easy, can it? There is a large community of traders who focus purely on trading precious metals, with ...
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The stocks struggling with Victoria’s rise in cases

“The place to be”? Not for many ASX listed stocks who are copping a hit from a second wave of COVID-19 infections across ...
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Weak earnings expectations and recovered prices put US shares in difficult position

With a US company earnings season for the second quarter kicking off this week, US shares are in a difficult position. ...
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The stock that has been waiting for thirty years

“The Directors of Bougainville Copper Limited report that there has been no production since 15 May 1989” It is not the ...
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The institutional advantage in placements and share purchase plans (SPPs)

Recent economic and stock market disruption brought about by COVID-19 has led many listed companies to tap their ...
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Budget Blues

Figures show that the budget deficit is currently running at $44 billion per annum. As the handouts kicked in, the ...
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The Dark Side To Becoming A ‘Sophisticated’ Investor

Business Insider published an article in 2013 about the pitfalls of being designated a ‘Sophisticated” Investor, a ...
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CSR annual report – expected vs actual

CSR Limited CSR Limited (ASX: CSR) this morning has reported a 10 percent drop in statutory NPAT from continuing ...
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What the incredible monetary actions mean for equity markets

Major central banks around the world have thrown the kitchen sink at markets during coronavirus related selling. Never ...
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Dividends to fall, but some might buck that trend

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TradersCircle Course Update – COVID-19

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Some positives that may come from COVID-19

I don’t want to downplay the seriousness of the coronavirus know as COVID-19, nor suggest that the economic impact won’t ...
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One stock defying the market sell-down

With news that the COVID-19 virus has shut down more than 20,000 events worldwide, locked many people indoors, and ...
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Get your shopping list ready, the ASX is on sale with 10% off!

The US market smashed through the 10% correction level falling 12% from it’s all-time high in a matter of only 6 ...
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Advisor Tip: Iron Condor on the XJO

The market can move in basically three directions: up, down, and sidewards. Most traders can profit from Bullish ...
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Advisor Tip: Bull Call Spread on Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

Today we are considering applying a Bull Call Spread on Fortescue Metals Group Limited (FMG) Analysis: FMG is currently ...
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What virus?

Last week the US stock markets enjoyed their strongest week since June 2019. That such a move could occur at the top of ...
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Will fears of the Wuhan Coronavirus continue to hamstring markets?

Today the Chinese Government announced that the number of Wuhan coronavirus infections had passed 20,000 people. So far, ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on Tabcorp Holdings Ltd

Today we are applying a Bear Put on Tabcorp Holdings Limited (TAH). Analysis: TAH is trading at $4.64 TAH has been ...
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OyoMFG – Storm brewing for Indian budget hotel chain

Originally published at https://www.profgalloway.com/oyomfg Sometimes it’s darkest before it’s pitch black. Things are ...
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Professor Galloway – CASPERhaps

Originally published at https://www.profgalloway.com/casperhaps In 2015 one of my students asked me to invest in his ...
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US Federal Reserve Repo Hysteria

The media reporting of the US Federal Reserve providing temporary liquidity to primary dealers, via re-purchase (repo) ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on South32 Ltd

Today we are considering applying a Bull Call Spread on South32 Ltd (S32) Analysis: S32 is currently trading at $2.89. ...
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Bushfires starting to affect ASX listings

The effects of the current bushfire season have been terrible and widely felt. It comes as no surprise that some ASX ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call spread on Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE)

Today we are considering applying a Bull Call Spread on Treasury Wine Estates Ltd Analysis: TWE is currently trading at ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Boral Limited

Today we are applying a Bull Put spread on Boral Limited (BLD) Analysis: BLD is currently trading at $4.53 BLD has ...
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‘Head-scratcher’, mid-year budget revenue forecasts in detail

It is always a bit of a head-scratcher when it comes to Government budgets and where they think an additional $72 ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on Bank of Queensland Limited (BOQ)

Today we are applying a Bear Put on Bank of Queensland Limited (BOQ) which has broken support and continues to look ...
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Streaming wars heat up – But is there enough to go around?

With the much anticipated launch of new streaming services Disney+ and AppleTV, and strength of upcoming competitor ...
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Advisor Tip – Bear Put Spread on ASX Ltd

Today we are applying a Bear Put on ASX LTD (ASX). Analysis: ASX is currently trading at $78.75. The ASX reversed trend ...
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A not so merry Christmas? – Lending growth slows

Despite the recent mini boom in home prices, higher auction clearance rates, and bullish media commentary, the sentiment ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on AMP

Today we are applying a Bear Put on AMP. Analysis: AMP is trading at $1.90. AMP is trading in a strong downtrend and has ...
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Is this the wildest AGM in ASX history?

Each year ASX listed companies will host an annual general meeting (or AGM) to keep shareholders informed of corporate ...
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Retail Sales beware: Annual change in GST receipts turn negative

Finance.gov.au released components of taxation revenue for the month of October 2019. Combining these figures into a ...
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Adviser Tip – Calendar Bull Call Spread on AGL Energy Ltd

Today we are applying a Calendar Bull Call spreader on AGL Analysis: AGL is currently trading at $20.25. AGL is a stock ...
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Small Cap Watch – Specialty Metals International (SEI)

Small miners, like most small-cap stocks, trade based on the announcement of milestones; Discovery of promising ...
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The key investment ratios and strategies to consider

With a trading outlook focused on the short-term price movements of an asset, technical analysis is undoubtedly the ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on Tabcorp Holdings

Today we are applying a Bear Put on Tabcorp Holdings Limited (TAH). Analysis: TAH recently came off a key level of ...
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Credit growth is lower than GFC levels

The RBA credit aggregates released at the end of October shows that Total Credit in the Australian economy contracted by ...
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Adviser Tip: Hedged Bearish Strangle on NAB

Today we are looking at a hedged bearish strangle on NAB for its report tomorrow. NAB is a good example of how we can ...
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Why Silicon Valley is championing an alternative to ‘moronic’ traditional IPO’s

The recent failures of IPO hopefuls WeWork and Latitude Financial have brought the magnifying glass upon the ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on AMP Limited

Today we are applying a Bear Put on AGL Energy Limited (AGL) which has out of a pennant pattern today. Analysis: AMP is ...
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Despite beating estimates, US earnings season raises plenty of concerns

If the current rate is sustained, around 77 percent of S&P 500 companies will exceed their earnings estimates in the ...
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Adviser Tip: Iron Condor on the XJO

Most traders can profit from markets that are either rising or falling. But what if the market is stagnating and going ...
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Death by taxes…or how do you balance a Federal Budget?

If you think that the Federal Government’s mantra of a balanced Federal Budget is not contractionary for the economy, ...
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A look at upcoming bank reporting

Last week we saw an earnings report from Bank of Queensland, the first of the domestic banks to report earnings in the ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put Spread on Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (HVN)

Today we are applying a Bull Put spread on Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (HVN), which has recently bounced off a key ...
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Why gold still has its shine

There are very little major shares on the ASX/S&P 200 (XJO) that still meet a dictionary definition of good value. ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on AMP Ltd

Today we are applying a Bear Put on AMP which has broken a triangle pattern. Analysis: AMP is trading at $2.14. AMP is ...
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This is not fine… Growing the economy using debt is creating a bigger problem

Let’s face it – Australia is a debt junkie. Australia has zero chance of growing the economy (ie increasing GDP) ...
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What the SportsBet-BetEasy merger means for TabCorp and punters

The online sports wagering industry is set to be shaken up once again, with the proposed merger of online bookmaker ...
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Bravechart: Potential Triple Top Pattern on the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

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IPO Focus : Latitude Financial Group

Plenty of market excitement has been spent around the likes of Afterpay Touch, and Zip Money over the past 24 months. ...
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Crown Resorts Ltd (CWN)

Adviser Tip: Bear Call spread on Crown Resorts Ltd (CWN)

Today we are applying a Bear Call spread on Crown Resorts Ltd (CWN), which has recently broke out of a triangle pattern ...
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This is what a balanced Federal budget looks like

Last week the Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, revealed that the 2018 – 19 budget showed a deficit of only $690m. The ...
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Incitec Pivot Ltd (IPL)

Adviser Tip: Bear Call Spread on Incitec Pivot Ltd (IPL)

Most traders can profit from a falling market. But what if you could not only profit from the stock falling, but also ...
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Looking for value in the Small Cap space

There was a bit of a storm kicked up in the investment community recently when Michael Burry, an investor profiled in ...
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Why volatility is a good thing for options traders

When volatility spikes the economic doom merchants always seem to come out of the woodwork. The fear-mongers decry high ...
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Aurizon Holdings Ltd (AZJ)

Bravechart: Channel Pattern on Aurizon Holdings Ltd

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Trade War cycles on

The ongoing economic dispute between the US and China, referred to by the media as the ‘Trade War’ appears to be ...
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Bravechart: Pennant Pattern on Bank of Queensland Ltd (BOQ)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Transurban Group (TCL) Logo

Adviser Tip – Bull Put Spread on Transurban Group (TCL)

Most traders can profit from a rising market; simply buy stock, right? But what if you could not only profit from the ...
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Australian market appears unconcerned with tomorrow’s GDP read

Despite what is likely to be a weaker than expected reading, following a series of poor GDP numbers, Australians seem ...
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New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

Bravechart: Descending Triangle Pattern on Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW)

Advisor Tip – Long Strangle on Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW)

Most traders can profit from a falling market or a rising market exclusively, but what if you could enter a trade where ...
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Days numbered for risky unregulated derivative products

The wild-west-like days for Binary Options and CFD’s could be seriously numbered in Australia.  The eye of ASIC is now ...
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How your investment horizon might affect your portfolio risk capacity

Many portfolio managers break down their investment options into classes of risk appetites, such as “conservative”, ...
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Sims Metal Management (SGM)

Advisor Tip: Long Strangle on Sims Metal Management (SGM)

Most traders can profit from a falling market or a rising market exclusively, but what if you could enter a trade where ...
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Estia Health Ltd (EHE)

Channel Pattern on Estia Health Ltd (EHE)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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The Re-Invention of Lying – Reverse Factoring

Traditional factoring is when a company wants to borrow against receivables, ie money owed to them for supplying a ...
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Whats causing Aussie gold stocks to flourish?

Over the three months between the 7th of May and the 7th of August 2019, the S&P//ASX200 Australian gold miners ...
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The Great Wealth Destruction that is AMP

2003 was a big year for AMP. It is interesting to watch the journey AMP has made, with the hopes of many small ...
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Breville Group Ltd (BRG)

Bravechart: Potential Triple Top Pattern on Breville Group Ltd (BRG)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Sydney Airport Holdings (SYD)

Adviser Tip: Long Strangle on Sydney Airport Holdings (SYD)

Most traders can profit from a falling market or a rising market exclusively, but what if you could enter a trade where ...
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WESTPAC’s

WESTPAC’s Federal Court win a big win for Australian banks

Last November Westpac and ASIC agreed to settle a legal dispute that would see the bank pay a $35 million dollar fine ...
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BEN

Advisor Tip: Long Strangle on Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd (BEN)

Most traders can profit from a falling market or a rising market exclusively, but what if you could enter a trade where ...
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How strong are US earnings?

A cursory look at the current second quarter US company earnings season will tell you that once again, the vast majority ...
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OZ Minerals Limited (OZL)

Bravechart: Double Top Pattern on OZ Minerals Limited (OZL)

Potential Double Top Pattern on the OZ Minerals Limited (OZL) Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart ...
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Alumina Limited (AWC)

Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on Alumina Limited (AWC)

Today we are applying a Bear Put on Alumina Limited (AWC). Analysis: AWC is trading at $2.35 AWC has been trading in a ...
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Trading psychology – The 3 biases that could be your ‘undoing’

The Undoing Project is a novel by bestselling author Michael Lewis, perhaps better known for the books that lead to ...
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Why we invest overseas

The advantage of geographical diversification If you’d watched the recent strength of the Australian share market in ...
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QBE Insurance Group Ltd (QBE)

Descending Triangle Pattern on QBE Insurance Group Ltd (QBE)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (FLT)

Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (FLT)

Today we are considering applying a Bull Call Spread on Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (FLT) Analysis: FLT is currently ...
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The costs of the new-age investment platforms

Investment Platform HUB 24 (ASX:HUB) recorded nearly $1 Billion of net inflows for the three months ending 30th June ...
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GPT Group

Bravechart: Double Top Pattern on GPT Group

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. Double Top ...
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BlueScope Steel Limited (BSL)

Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on BlueScope Steel Limited (BSL)

Today we are applying a Bull Call Spread on BlueScope Steel Limited (BSL) Analysis: BSL is currently trading at $12.08. ...
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Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW)

Bravechart: Double Top Pattern on Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. Double Top ...
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Advisor Tip: Bear Put Spread on AMP Limited

Today we are applying a Bear Put on AMP which has broken a triangle pattern. Analysis: AMP is trading at $2.14 AMP has ...
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Why are share prices continuing to climb?

Stock markets have a lot to be concerned about, its 10-years on from the GFC and things are starting to look a bit more ...
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National healthcare operator announces new acquisitions, delivering additional $1.34m earnings

Healthcare operator Healthia Limited (ASX: HLA) has extended its portfolio of allied health businesses, today announcing ...
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Rio Tinto Limited (RIO)

Bravechart: Ascending Triangle Pattern on Rio Tinto Limited (RIO)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

Today we are applying a Bear Put on Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) which has broken out of a ...
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The Great Chase For Yield

In December 2018, the 90-day bank bill rate was trading at 2.10% and the Bank hybrid security market was issuing ...
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Mineral Resources Limited (MIN)

Bravechart: Pennant Pattern on Mineral Resources Limited (MIN)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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AGL Energy Limited (AGL)

Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on AGL Energy Limited (AGL)

Today we are applying a Bear Put on AGL Energy Limited (AGL) which has out of a pennant pattern today. Analysis: AGL is ...
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New ETF listings that could be worth considering in your portfolio

The Australian Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) industry hit a record $A50 Billion in funds under management (FUM) 2019, ...
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Scentre Group (SCG)

Bravechart: Pennant Pattern on Scentre Group (SCG)

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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Spread on Wesfarmers Ltd (WES)

Today we are applying a Bull Call Spread on Wesfarmers Ltd (WPL) Analysis: WES is currently trading at $36.42 WES has ...
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Nonchalant PointsBet IPO commences with trading frenzy

Despite a turbulent 12 months for IPO’s, Australian online sports betting company PointsBet (ASX: PBH) has hit the ...
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OK – I earn $250k – how much can (should) I borrow?

I am on a Total cost of employment (TCE) package of $250k. That includes payroll tax of $11,564, Superannuation ...
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Where to go when you are unhappy with the interest on your bank deposits

Some alternatives to a savings accounts and term-deposits There is a total of $526 billion in savings accounts across ...
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Bravechart: Channel Pattern on Woodside Petroleum Limited (WPL)

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Advisor Tip: Bull Call Spread on Woodside Petroleum Ltd

Today we are applying a Woodside Petroleum Limited (WPL) Analysis: WPL is currently trading at $35.15 WPL has been ...
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Who can afford a house in Australia?

The average Australian full-time wage is currently $81,843, this is calculated by totalling all the salary income earned ...
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Adviser Tip – Strangle on Commonwealth Bank (CBA)

Most traders can profit from a falling market or a rising market exclusively, but what if you could enter a trade where ...
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Descending Triangle Pattern on Caltex Australia Limited (CTX)

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The debate in automation of option trading strategies

Algorithmic trading has been on the rise over the past decade with around 70 percent of the trading volume on the US ...
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A car crash we have to have

Quoting the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC): “having braked hard enough to stop your car from barreling ...
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Bravechart: Ascending Triangle on Atlas Arteria Group (ALX)

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Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd (HVN)

Adviser Tip: Bear Call Spread on Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd (HVN)

Today we are applying a Bear Call spread on Harvey Norman Holdings Limited (HVN) Analysis: HVN is currently trading at ...
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Why I trade Mini Warrants over CFD’s

The world of trading can be complex when looking at the array of financial products and company’s available. For the ...
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Bravechart: Pennant Pattern on Alumina Limited (AWC)

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Advisor Tip: Bull Put Spread on Bank of Queensland Ltd (BOQ)

Most traders can profit from a rising market; simply buy stock, right? But what if you could not only profit from the ...
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How to pick a strong performing ETF

With the explosive growth of exchange traded funds or ETFs over the past few years, plenty of investors are wondering ...
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The election we had to have

There will be plenty of post-mortems of the stunning loss of the election by the Labor Party. We listened to the veneer ...
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Bravechart stock watch: The future of tissue repair and regeneration

When someone loses the ability to control their muscles or are unable to feel any sensation in the affected body part, ...
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Bravechart: Head and Shoulders pattern on BlueScope Steel Limited (BSL)

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Adviser Tip: Bear Call spread the ASX 200 index (XJO)

Today we are applying a Bear Call spread on ASX 200 index (XJO) which has been consolidating at the top of its range. ...
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Here I come to save the day – all in on housing stimulus

My big picture position is always that if the Government sector is running a surplus then the private sector must run a ...
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Frequently asked questions about ETFs

We ran through Google’s most common questions on ETFs, to answer the most frequently asked questions about the asset ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Put Spread on the ASX/S&P 200 Index (XJO)

Today we are applying a Bear Put on the ASX/S&P 200 Index (XJO) which has broken the 5-month uptrend line today. ...
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A ‘possible’ Head and Shoulders pattern on BHP Group Ltd (BHP)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Important things to consider when choosing an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)

With over two hundred Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) listed on the ASX alone, it can be very difficult to pick which one ...
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Ascending Triangle Pattern on Appen Ltd (APX)

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Advisor Tip – Bull Put on BHP Group Ltd

Most traders can profit from a rising market; simply buy stock, right? But what if you could not only profit from the ...
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What do the experts think about exchange traded and index funds

We take a look at some of the experts’ opinions on Exchange Traded and Index funds Exchange Traded and Index Funds have ...
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Labor’s Tax Changes – Winter is Coming

Looking through our clients’ DIY superannuation portfolios, you can see that the Labor Party’s proposed tax changes will ...
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Descending Triangle Pattern on GPT Group (GPT)

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Hybrid and Fixed Interest Security Update

The Bond market bull run from 2.75% in November 2018 bottomed out by late March, reaching 1.75% in a clear chase for ...
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Advisor Tip – Comparing Options Strategies

If you want to hammer in a nail, you use a hammer and if you want to screw in a screw, you use a screwdriver. Obviously ...
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Analysts (still) warning of lower iron ore prices

Iron Ore prices have risen almost 50 percent across most markets since the lows of November 2018, with spot prices for ...
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Ascending Triangle Pattern on Aurizon Holdings Ltd (AZJ)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. Channel Pattern ...
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Unfair policy on refund of franking credits

Australia’s dividend imputation system was introduced by Paul Keating to eliminate double taxation on dividends from ...
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Advisor Tip – Bull Put Spread on Bank of Queensland Ltd

Today we are applying a Bull Put spread on Bank of Queensland Limited (BOQ) Analysis: BOQ is currently trading at $8.78. ...
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Are cryptocurrencies starting to bounce back?

Back in August 2016, I wrote an article titled “Rise of the Crypto Currencies”, at the time, Bitcoin was trading at $585 ...
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Advisor Tip – WES Bull Put

Most traders can profit from a rising market; simply buy stock, right? But what if you could not only profit from the ...
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Channel Pattern on Brambles Limited (BXB)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. Channel Pattern ...
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Falling property prices starting to bite

Both major parties are promising tax relief for low and middle income earners, which will be welcome news to the ...
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Keep spending – cost of debt getting cheaper

Total Credit in the Australian economy increased from $36 Billion in September 1976 to $2,926 Billion in February 2019 ...
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Bullish Flag Pattern on S&P/ASX 200 (XJO)

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Spot the 40 Year Trend

There is an old saying – if you owe the bank $1,000 then you have a problem. If you owe the bank $1 Billion then the ...
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Advisor Tip – CBA Bull Put

Most traders can profit from a rising market; simply buy stock, right? But what if you could not only profit from the ...
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When will the next Australian Federal Election be?

Unless the incumbent Liberal government decides to split the next election in to two parts (which would no doubt ruin ...
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Hybrid Securities and Fixed Interest Update

The chase for yield continues. The Australian 10 year bond rate is trading at 1.73%, with the 3 year bond at 1.36%. This ...
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Advisor Tip – CSL Iron Condor

Most traders can profit from markets that are either rising or falling. But what if the market is stagnating and going ...
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Channel Pattern on Stockland Corporation Ltd (SGP)

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Hybrid Securities trading opportunities

It has been a great month so far for trading in the Hybrid security market. Since the beginning of March, the overall ...
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It’s a decade after the GFC, is the current expansion cycle in the US coming to an end?

It is hard to disagree with theories on economic cycles – as economies do obviously move between periods of strong ...
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A ‘possible’ Head and Shoulders pattern on S&P/ ASX 200 (XJO)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd- Short Iron Condor

Most traders can profit from markets that are either rising or falling. But what if the market is stagnating and going ...
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FONGO – a fear of not getting out

A new acronym seems to be getting traction, FONGO – a fear of not getting out – in this case – a fear of not getting out ...
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Are global interest rates peaking?

There are increasing signs that this may be it for the current raising cycle. There will be just one more interest rate ...
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What is Australia famous for?

Most would say that Australia is famous for wide open spaces, beaches and the Outback. But what we are really getting ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Call spread on Telstra Corporation Ltd (TLS)

Today we are applying a Bear Call spread on Telstra Corporation Ltd (TLS). Analysis: TLS is currently trading at $3.23. ...
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Descending Triangle Pattern on Computer Share Ltd (CPU)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Are iron ore prices peaking?

A spectacular start to 2019 has seen the XJO rally more than 10 percent from the first trading day of the year, to the ...
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Big Dividend day Thursday 7th March 2019

On Thursday, 7th March 2019, about $5.9 billion of dividends are being paid out. This will cause the XJO Index to fall ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call spread on OZ Minerals Limited (OZL)

Today we are applying a Bull Call spread on OZL. Analysis: OZL is currently trading at $10.34 OZL has come off recently ...
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Ascending Channel Pattern on Commonwealth Bank (CBA)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Compare the Pair – housing Dystopia

Highlighting the falls in home values, especially in Melbourne’s Inner East, is an example below which sold for ...
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Australia’s record recession-less run

Australia’s economy has now gone 27 years without a recession, which can be defined as two consecutive quarters of ...
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Ex-Dividend stocks today

Fortescue Metals is ex-dividend today, with an additional special dividend of $338m – FMG total index points 3.21. ...
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Macquarie Group Capital Notes 4 IPO Bids will close today

The $500m Macquarie Group Capital Notes 4 new hybrid issue looks to be closing after one day. Should you have any ...
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Ascending Triangle Pattern on Harvey Norman (HVN)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Advisor Tip – CSL Iron Condor

Most traders can profit from markets that are either rising or falling. But what if the market is stagnating and going ...
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Macquarie announce new $500m Hybrid issue

Hot on the heels of the NAB Hybrid issue last week, Macquarie are coming to the market to raise $500m through the issue ...
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Markets applaud positive moves on the trade war

Global futures rose this morning, with news that the Trump administration was extending the deadline for the ...
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Bullish Flag Pattern on Rio Tinto Limited (RIO)

Bullish Flag Pattern on Rio Tinto Limited (RIO) Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a ...
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Advisor Tip – SHL reporting strangle

  Most traders can profit from a falling market or a rising market exclusively, but what if you could enter a trade ...
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Reporting Season: how have companies performed on their reports?

There are many options strategies that you can use to trade around company earnings reports, and they each require ...
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Is my Superannuation safe with AMP?

Unusually, this question has come up quite a few times recently from our clients. Starting typing “Is my supera.” into ...
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NAB Capital Notes 3 Offer – ASX announcement

NAB has announced that the Capital Notes 3 Offer has been increased to at least $1.65 Billion (from $750m) and has set ...
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Adviser Tip – BXB Strangle

Most traders can profit from a falling market or a rising market exclusively, but what if you could enter a trade where ...
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Double Top Pattern on Woolworths Group Ltd (WOW)

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Adviser Tip – TLS Strangle

Most traders can profit from a falling market or a rising market exclusively, but what if you could enter a trade where ...
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Despite global slow-down, RBA still upbeat

On Friday the RBA released their latest statement on monetary policy, compiling the opinions and forecasts of the ...
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NAB raises $750m in Capital and announces new Hybrid.

Hybrid/Fixed Interest trading update – NAB raises $750m in Capital and announces new Hybrid. National Australia Bank ...
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Adviser Tip: IAG Report Strangle

Most traders can profit from a falling market or a rising market exclusively, but what if you could enter a trade where ...
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Pennant Pattern on Commonwealth Bank (CBA)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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You just cant seem to get away from the bad news today:

2018 was the weakest for apartment approvals in four years. Approvals fell 12 percent to a total of 53,590 in 2018. From ...
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How to trade the reporting season

A brief summary of how to trade expected, large directional movement   One of the key advantages of using exchange ...
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What are the risks of investing in Hybrid securities?

ASIC’s Moneysmart website has a good summary of the features and risks of investing in listed Hybrid securities and is ...
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Channel Pattern on Star Entertainment Group Ltd (SGR)

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REIT prices are strong – but are they too strong?

In 2018 the XJO fell 3.23 percent. Notionally the poor performance on our market is at least partly due to weak domestic ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call Oil Search Limited Pty Ltd (OSH)

Today we are applying a Bull Call on Oil Search Limited (OSH). Analysis: OSH is currently trading at $7.80. Recently OSH ...
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Looking for Value in the Listed Hybrid market.

As an active trader in the listed Hybrid market, I always monitor what is offering the best yields in the market. The ...
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How is options margin incurred?

When you sell an options position, you will usually incur margin. This will be avoided with some debit spreads, such as ...
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Bullish Flag Pattern on WorleyParsons Limited (WOR)

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BlueScope Steel Limited

Adviser Tip: Bear Put BlueScope Steel Limited

Today we are applying a Bear Put on BlueScope Steel Limited (BSL) which has bounced of a key level of resistance. ...
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Descending Triangle Pattern on Sonic Healthcare Ltd (SHL)

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Peak Car? Worldwide decline in Car Sales

Australia The Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries released new car sales figures for December that shows ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Put spread on the ASX200 (XJO)

Today we are applying a Bull Put spread on ASX 200 Index (XJO) Analysis: The XJO is currently trading at 5,683 points. ...
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Descending Triangle Pattern on APA Group (APA)

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Advisor Tip – An Iron Condor

Most traders can profit from markets that are either rising or falling. But what if the market is stagnating and going ...
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Bearish Flag Pattern on Tabcorp Holdings Limited (TAH)

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OECD reports on Australian Economy, comments on house prices

The latest in-depth report into the Australia economy from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Put spread the S&P/ASX 200 (XJO)

The strong fall we saw in our market today put us through a key support level of roughly 5600 which provides a trading ...
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Double Bottom Pattern on the S&P 500 Index

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US and China agree to a ceasefire in Buenos Aires

The mercantile community around the world is breathing a collective sigh of relief, after a truce was reached in the ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call spread on BHP Billiton Limited

Today we are applying a BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) Analysis: BHP is currently trading at $31.80 BHP has recently come ...
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The vote is in: Lets plan for the Labor Party tax changes

Labor’s Proposal Negative Gearing Labor will limit negative gearing to new housing from a yet-to-be-determined date ...
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Metcash Limited (MTS)

Double Bottom Pattern on the Metcash Limited (MTS)

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Analysts are saying that weakening house prices will have wider ramifications for the Australian economy

The Australian economy grew at an annualised rate of 4 per cent in the first half of 2018, which is a fantastic result, ...
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Advisor Tip – TWE Bear Put

Today we are applying a Bear Put spread on Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE) which recently bounced off the downtrend line ...
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That creaking sound is the economy

The life blood of any fiat-based economy is its ability to print money. Banks, as we know, just print money into ...
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Potential Cup and Handle Pattern on Newcrest Mining Limited (NCM)

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Crypto Crashes

Its not been a good few months for global financial markets; there has been continued sell-off in most equity markets ...
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Adviser Tip – Bull Put XJO

Most traders can profit from a rising market; simply buy stock, right? But what if you could not only profit from the ...
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Property Taxes – the gift that needs to keep on giving

Treasurer Josh Frydenburg is urging the banks to ease their lending clampdown for the public good. (Aust Financial ...
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Adviser Tip: Bear Call spread on Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC)

Today we are applying a Bear Call spread on Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC) which has been consolidating at the top of ...
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Channel Pattern on Cimic Group LTD

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As House prices decline, noticeable changes are occurring in the market.

Australian house prices fell 3.5 percent in the 12-months to November 2018 according to property price tracker ...
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Pairs Trading – Looking for opportunities

The concept of pairs trading is to purchase, for example $100,000 worth of stock, and at the same time, shorting ...
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Descending Triangle Pattern on Wesfarmers Ltd (WES)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. Descending ...
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BHP Short Iron Condor

BHP Short Iron Condor Whilst the market and many stocks are starting to struggle for direction we look for strategies ...
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What’s going on in the world of oil?

Oil prices have now been falling for four straight weeks. The West-Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude set a peak (and ...
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Possible Double Bottom Pattern on the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Portfolio Trades on high Yield banks – update

On the 15th October we placed a portfolio trade on National Australia Bank to take advantage of the upcoming dividend: ...
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What to look for in the upcoming bank reporting

Analysts are forecasting that weak credit growth and the initial impact of the royal commission will drag 2018 profits ...
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Bank of Queensland Ltd (BOQ)

Pennant Pattern of Bank of Queensland Ltd (BOQ)

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Iron Condor

My favourite strategy for a sideways market

It’s all well and good to trade a Bullish or Bearish view of the market and if the market is volatile (taking strong ...
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Is the US Reporting Season validating high prices?

As of the 12th of October, twenty-eight S&P 500 companies that have reported Q3 earnings, 25 have beat their ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call spread on Santos Ltd

Today we are applying a Bull Call spread on Santos Ltd Analysis: STO is currently trading at $7.09. STO has been trading ...
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Bearish Flag Pattern on Qantas Airways (QAN)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. Bearish Flag ...
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Is this a correction, or the beginning of something more?

It can be very daunting, investing or trading a market when it falls off a cliff. No one wants to catch a falling knife. ...
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Portfolio trades on the high yield banks

National Australia Bank’s annual dividend of $1.98 puts it on a 11.10% grossed up yield (including franking credits). In ...
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A shift in the automotive market?

The discourse around electric cars has traditionally celebrated their importance for environmental reasons, whilst ...
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Vicinity Centres Re Ltd (VCX)

A Head and Shoulders pattern on Vicinity Centres Re Ltd (VCX)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Advisor Tip; Iron Condor On RHC

Most traders can profit from markets that are either rising or falling. But what if the market is stagnating and going ...
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The pain in real estate gains

Back in 2004, the standard variable mortgage rate was about 6.6%. Mortgage rates peaked at 8.85% in late 2008, before ...
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The relationship between interest rates and stock markets

  As the US economy has finally recovered from its post-GFC malaise, so have US interest rates risen from ...
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Descending Triangle Pattern on Woolworths Group Limited (WOW)

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. Descending ...
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Australian house prices have been falling for 12 months

Potential for prolonged period of subdued house prices Australian house prices have fallen for the past 12-months, ...
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Adviser Tip: Monadelphous Group Limited (MND)

Today we are applying a Mini Short Monadelphous Group Limited (MND) which recently bounced off the downtrend line and ...
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Comprehensive credit reporting and how it affects you.

In short, the Government has introduced legislation that makes it compulsory for lenders to share, not just bad credit ...
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Cup and Handle Pattern on SEEK Limited (SEK)

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NSW Land Transfers Decline

The NSW Government Revenue department have published Residential Land Transfer figures up to the end of August. The ...
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An Introduction to Seasonal Patterns. What the last six years have taught us.

After years of trading, you start to see common occurrences around certain times of the year. Some of the patterns can ...
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Federal Treasury Reserve expected to raise US interest rates on Thursday

Rate hike would be the eight increase since December 2015 The US dollar started to rally on Friday, ahead of an expected ...
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Right-Angled and Descending Broadening formation (Potentially) on APA Group (APA)

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Is silver about to bottom out?

With the price of silver having fallen 20 percent over the past 3 months, silver prices are now back within sighting ...
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The Velocity of Money

The term “velocity of money” (also “The velocity of circulation of money“) refers to how fast ...
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Trading Chinese Markets and Trumps Tariffs

Heading into 2018 the Chinese markets rose significantly, pushing through their GFC high, into an all time high. Below ...
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What is a derivative?

Definition: A financial contract whose value derives from the value of underlying stocks, bonds, currencies, ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call spread on CSL Limited (CSL)

Today we are applying a Bull Call spread on CSL Limited (CSL) Analysis: CSL is currently trading at $212.21. CSL has ...
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BraveChart – Double Top Pattern on the S&P/ ASX 200 (XJO)

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Important things to consider when choosing an Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)

With over one hundred Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) listed on the ASX alone, it can be very difficult to pick which one ...
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GDP

The new Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg got off to a great start in his new job by releasing a 3.4% increase in GDP growth in ...
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What do the experts think about exchange traded and index funds?

We take a look at some of the experts’ opinions on Exchange Traded and Index funds Exchange Traded and Index Funds have ...
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What to trade? Where to trade? Where to start?

The world of trading is huge, with various products and markets offering different ways to get leverage to trade your ...
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Adviser Tip: Bull Call spread on Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd CCL

Today we are applying a Bull Call spread on Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd CCL   Analysis: CCL is currently trading at $9.49. ...
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Channel Pattern on BHP Billiton Ltd

Welcome to Bravechart. Your in-depth article on chart analysis from a Scotsman stationed in the Outback. As traders, we ...
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Credit Growth In Australia

The monthly Financial Aggregates were published by the RBA on Friday (31st August). The figures show a continuing ...
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