It looks like the powers that be are determined to get our property market shooting higher again sooner rather than later. We’ve had two interest rate cuts and now APRA has announced that banks can lend people more money based on the amount of money they earn currently.
You can’t eliminate risk altogether. A bear market, or a dramatic shock, can see any asset class fall.There is one asset class, however, that investors forget about in a bull market. This asset class is cash.
For an event that lasts just two days, the G20 meeting in Japan this week requires a lot of planning. Especially for the host country.
Real estate agents cop it on many fronts. Yet, for all the clichéd images, some agents know a thing or two. Through their own experience, some agents have come to know a thing or two about something else…
The ANZ Bank led the charge after the RBA’s announcement. ANZ’s decision to come out so early with their announcement was, depending on your view, either foolhardy or brave. For both the CBA and NAB, it was a pat on the head from the Treasurer. A sign that they were toeing the line.
That is exactly what the market is predicting today. The RBA Governor said as much in the minutes from the last meeting. In fact, you are unlikely to find anyone who doesn’t think the RBA will lower the cash rate today.
Have you ever sold shares based on someone else’s analysis, only for the share price to soar? Or, bought into someone else’s pick, just before it tanks?
After the shemozzle of the last decade, people have had politics up to their back teeth. All they want now is for the newly re-elected PM to get on with it, and to let them get on with their own lives as well.
One way to generate an extra lot of income beyond dividends is to write (sell) call options. By writing a call option, you are agreeing to hand over these shares at the option’s strike price, if the buyer exercises the option.
When you write a call option, it means that your initial trade is to sell an option. Note that this is different to selling an option that you have already bought.