Category: Things I am watching

2017 MEANS US SHARES OUTPERFORM EMERGING MARKETS, HIGHER BOND YIELDS, STRONG US DOLLAR, MORE VOLATILITY IN MARKETS. OR DOES IT?

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It is funny how in early January we see so many articles in the media from pundits predicting how the various asset classes will perform over the next 12 months. For these couple of weeks in the year, suddenly it is critical that we form an exact 12 months view of various asset classes, with often precise end of year targets.

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MORE LIC SUPPLY AND MARKET SENTIMENT COMMENTS, NEWS ON SOME HOLDINGS, FX UPDATE, DOMINOS PIZZA.

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In my last blog update I shared my concerns about the number of new LICs that have come to the market of late. Not long after this I read another story to add to the supply picture.

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SSM, TTS, UOS & Currencies.

SSM – I took some profits on half my holding around 79 cents in the middle of the year after being in the stock since the previous year when it traded in the 20s. I didn’t have a strong view after those large gains whether the stock was particularly cheap or not. Continue reading “SSM, TTS, UOS & Currencies.”

COMMENTS ON CLT, APW, AIK, GDXJ:US, RMS

CELLNET (CLT)

I first made comment about CLT for the share idea website back in March this year.

https://shareidea.com.au/idea/20160311/clt-cellnet-group-ltd

The stock was trading at 18 cents at the time and has since paid a 1.25 cent divided. Last week it received a proportional (83%) takeover offer at 28 cents. Continue reading “COMMENTS ON CLT, APW, AIK, GDXJ:US, RMS”

FOLLOWING THE BEST INVESTORS & WHICH GLOBAL MARKETS OFFER MORE VALUE?

I have made a guest post on a website I only recently came across, but now see it as being a useful tool for many investors. My article here touches on points I probably have already made on the blog but thought I shall share the link here anyway.

http://www.etfwatch.com.au/blog/following-the-best-investors–small-market-inefficiencies-in-lics

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Various recent portfolio changes

I would have to admit I am quite staggered by the moves we have seen since Brexit. I am not surprised that the market found some support given the initial panic, but to post new highs so quickly together with highs in bonds and in the gold price was a shock to me. Continue reading “Various recent portfolio changes”

A one-off update for a while I hope!

Whilst I didn’t think I would add to the blog until nearly August, given what is occurring I still wish to add briefly if I am making any trades. I didn’t see all that many other blogs operating along those lines so I at least want to keep the flow and transparency going even if I am taking a break from writing too much here. Continue reading “A one-off update for a while I hope!”