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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” and “trading”. But what is the difference between...
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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 crash early in 2020 saw an influx of retail investors...
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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 211 percent underlying sales growth in the US for the quarter, with the...
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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 and promises of strong, consistent, future growth. These companies have always been...
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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 Area C, located in the Pilbara of Western Australia, as well as...
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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 prediction was accurate but also inevitable, with expectations of an economic...
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ASX rebates clearing fees to Option traders

The ASX fee clearing rebates for January hit clients’ accounts last night (26th February 2021). From the ASX: “To help promote growth in the equity options market, ASX will introduce...
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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 forecast that consumption will outstrip production over the period to 2024,...
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MicroStrategy share price is about Bitcoin hype

You probably have heard about Michael Saylor, the founder of MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR), the software company in the US, who became one of the first Corporates who deployed their surplus...
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Hodlers, and Bitcoin Halving – some Bitcoin mechanics

At 10:03 a.m. UTC on Dec. 18, GameKyuubi posted “I AM HODLING,” a drunk, semi-coherent, typo-laden rant about his poor trading skills and determination to simply hold his bitcoin from that...
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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/ Demonstrating that Gamestop and AMC Entertainment are not the only stocks witnessing dramatically higher...
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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 performing stocks since the GFC have been high-growth, high-cost tech stocks;...
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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 surging on the back of wallstreetbets retail investors looking to...
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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 strong growth in at least revenues, but sometimes profits and other...
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Gold is a risk-free asset (but not a risk free investment)

A fact that is not widely known is that the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), under Basel lll, changed the risk weighting of gold that Banks hold on their balance...
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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 introduction to the country would spell doom for those Australian businesses...
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Ditch the car and jump on a bike, green-economy leads BikeExchange to ASX with IPO

Global bicycle retail platform, BikeExchange Limited (Proposed ASX: BEX), are set to debut on the exchange on February 9 at an offer price of $0.26 per share. The small cap...
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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 the emergence of companies like Afterpay, Xero, Atlassian and Appen on...
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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 predicted other crashes that never eventuated. What we do know for...
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Implied US inflation jumps to over 2%

CPI Indexed bond yields traded to a low of negative 1.11% in the US last night. With the nominal 10 yield bond yield at 0.92%, the implied inflation rate is...
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