There once was a time when working at a hedge fund was a sure-fire way to show that you had made it. It was a path to potential life-changing wealth, a chance to work with the best and brightest.
Normally, interest rates are to blame when property prices head south. With each rate move higher, more would-be buyers decide that they will sit on the sidelines. It also makes it tougher for those already in the market. However, property investors can’t blame the RBA this time.
If there is one thing that can really rankle investors, it is short selling. To them, it goes against the grain — it is the antithesis of what the share market is all about...
Knowing when to get into a trade can be a whole lot easier than knowing when to get out. Perhaps it is has to do with psychology. You enter into a trade based on a technical signal from a chart.
One of the recommendations from the commission was that clients, and not banks, should pay the fee to the broker. But why would a client pay the broker a fee? Unless they have had some type of credit trouble in the past, they could walk straight into a bank themselves and apply for a loan directly.
For stock investors, they already have a tool that can help them see what a price should do. Its name is Beta. Beta tells you how much your stock will move compared to the overall market. In other words, beta measures the volatility of a stock compared to the index.
This industry is cruising. It is part of the much larger travel market. And within the travel market, it is increasing its share of the spoils. A report by the cruise industry association (CLIA) shows that Australasia makes up over 5% of the cruise market globally.
A choppy market doesn’t mean, however, that you have to sit on the sidelines. What it does mean, though, is that you might have to find different strategies instead.
Arbitrage, though, sometimes takes on a meaning beyond its basic definition. It can involve indices, and the weighting of shares in them.
There are reasons why wages just won’t grow. And it all about economics. Whether we like it or not, it all comes back to the global economy. It’s something we are a part of, whether we signed up to it, or not.