Yesterday’s euphoria has been replaced by today’s reality. Folks out there are starting to understand exactly where the Australian economy is heading.
What is deflation? Why is it bad? Is it bad? What does it mean for stocks? That’s what most people want to know when they hear the ‘D’ word.
Instead of putting extra money into the market, though, one solution is to make your existing portfolio work harder…but how do you go about it?
The convenience of access is just one of the many differences between an exchange traded fund (ETF) and a more traditional fund.
Are bonds right in continuing to signal deflation? Or is the stock market correct in seeing inflation on the horizon?
I’d like to tell you I have a GPS for stocks. But I can’t. There’s no special formula to pinpoint the stock market’s every move. Trading is uncertain by nature. But there are ways to gauge where things stand.
It’s definitely achievable to profit off technical analysis. And the reason I bring this whole strategy up is because it might be something to think about with our own Aussie share market. For an example let’s use one our big four banks, ANZ Banking Group [ASX:ANZ].
ETPs have attracted a massive amount of investors’ funds worldwide. Something like US$2–3 trillion worth of assets are invested across thousands of funds around the globe. These products are not a passing fad.
If you missed market movements yesterday, I’ll briefly summarise what happened. Aussie banks declined. Australia’s Big Four banks each lost around 2.5–3.5% of their value yesterday.
There’s a worrying trend of new, small companies that are coming to the ASX via reverse takeovers (RTOs). That where a company (usually worth nothing) decides to ‘buy’ a new tech company through the issue of shares, performance shares, options and a bit of cash.