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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Why retailers are shutting up shop (MIR 851)
Retailing around the world is in a state of flux. In the US, thousands of stores have been closed this year alone, including those by big name retailers such as Sears, Macy’s and Abercrombie & Fitch. The trend r ...
Z Energy (MIR 851)
The petrol retailer (NZ: ZEL, AU: ZNZ) reported a profit of NZ$243m, or 61c per share for the year to march, up from $64m, or 16c in the previous year. Revenue grew to $3.87bn from $2.52b. The latest earnings were ...
Fairfax Media (MIR 851)
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Ryman Healthcare (MIR 851)
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Xero Corporation (MIR 851)
The accounting software company (NZ: XRO, AU: XRO) has seen its share price hit a two-year high after reporting a strong result for the year to March. Operating revenue was $295.4m, up 43% on the previous year, or up 5 ...

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Why retailers are shutting up shop (MIR 851)
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Why Gentrack is on the right path (MIR 849)
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Announcements & Recommendations
Z Energy (MIR 851)
The petrol retailer (NZ: ZEL, AU: ZNZ) reported a profit of NZ$243m, or 61c per share for the year to march, up from $64m, or 16c in the previous y ...
Fairfax Media (MIR 851)
The media group (AU: FXJ) said it had received an improved A$2.76bn bid from a consortium led by US-based private equity giant TPG Capital and Cana ...
Ryman Healthcare (MIR 851)
The retirement villages builder and operator (NZ: RYM) has announced plnas to build a NZ$100m development in Geelong, Australia. This adds to fiv ...
Share of the Week
Xero Corporation (MIR 851)
The accounting software company (NZ: XRO, AU: XRO) has seen its share price hit a two-year high after reporting a strong result for the year to March ...
Chorus (MIR 850)
Fixed line communications infrastructure company Chorus (NZ: CNU, AU: CNU) - the boring-but-reliable part of the old Telecom Corp - will see its sha ...
Monadelphous (MIR 849)
I have often said that patience is a virtue when investing. Excellent profits can come from buying even conservative, blue chip shares when they have ...