04-05-2016

Donald Trump has warned that investing in the US stock market is dangerous. I am not so sure because the economy seems to be picking up and investors have few other homes for their money when interest rates are so low. He is a property guy, so perhaps he should focus on that sector.

04-05-2016

Great news! Last month I urged readers to get into an Oil & Gas strategy offered by broking firm Halifax as it appeared to me that oil prices were bottoming. I am pleased to report that the strategy has generated profits of 15.1% in March alone!

07-05-2011

House prices are set to start rising in the US this year, it has been forecast. This is a positive sign and the resulting 'wealth effect' will stimulate the US economy and markets. Unfortunately, house prices are declining in Australia and the reverse may well occur.

07-04-2011

After a strong run last week, the US market is almost back into growth territory. I say almost because, for a reversal of the recent soft trend to be fully fledged, the Dow Jones needs to go above its yearly high in late April of 12,876. We are still 300 points short of that.

07-01-2011

The NZ government is making noises about wanting a widespread pool of local shareholders in the utilities it intends to privatise. To make these floats a success it will need to price them very attractively, so investors should make sure they are on good terms with their broker so they can get access to the offers.

 
 

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