Economy
Economy
Small cap stocks can generate greater profits than blue chip stocks
The Big Reason Small-Caps Can Outshine Blue Chips
Small cap stocks can generate greater profits than blue chip stocksI believe small-cap investing could be profitable whether the economy is doing well or poor. You should be aware of how these external factors might affect your investing. Interest rates, economic down turns and the supply of credit can all affect small-cap stocks in the short-term. But long-term, what impacts small-caps far more is their earnings potential.
What an Absolute Banker
leverage in the markets, financial stockBanks always have and always will attract the type of individual who wants to make a lot of money from being ‘a banker’. And while there are plenty of decent ones around, the truth is there are plenty of abhorrent individuals willing to fleece other people for their own benefit. Things took a turn for the worse when the banks began to get into the wealth management game in the early 2000s.
This Could Be the Biggest Scandal in Banking History
Lender Mortgage Insurance scandal for Aussie banksAll the banks charge Lender Mortgage Insurance when home loans with more than 80% loan-to-value ratios are taken. Let’s get this very clear. This is a very expensive premium. And you pay it to protect the bank if you can’t repay the loan. That’s right, you’re paying an insurance policy that protects THE BANK...
Chaos in International Relations
Oil markets investingHang on, I thought Trump and everyone else was getting ready to fight North Korea’s Kim Jong-un? Apparently not. Syria is now the target of Trump’s wrath. The biffo is both ideological and economic. The other motivating force behind this ongoing war though is — surprise, surprise — energy.
How Australia Could Benefit from a Trade War
Fingers walking up on stacks of coins, trade warAs previously stated, China is Australia’s largest trade partner. And the US is Australia’s third largest (with Japan coming in second). The US is Australia’s biggest foreign investor. China comes in seventh spot. So Australia could potentially have trade wins from both nations, if tensions increase between the two.
This Trade War May Have Little to Do with Trade
trade warChina is no longer a copycat of the West. They’re quickly becoming an innovation nation just like they’ve been saying. The government just spent US$10 billion to build a quantum lab. According to the OECD, China is now the second largest scientific powerhouse, behind the US. And as you can see, China is pumping out patents like crazy.
Blue Sky Valuation
Stocks sell off, valuationI’m going to talk about valuation…as in fundamental, old school asset valuation. I’m also going to talk investor psychology and how when you get the two of them working together, or in this case against each other, the results can be spectacular. And given the recent controversy over Blue Sky Alternative Investments, I thought it would be interesting to perform an intrinsic value calculation to see where actual value is for the company.