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How To Turn Your World Cup Tipping Prowess Into Portfolio Gains
Added On - 7/13/2018 1:48:40 PM
You knew before the tournament began that Argentina and Germany were destined for an early exit. You had Croatia down as a dark horse to make a run late into the tournament. And of course, you knew that football, as the English fans are fond of saying, is 'coming home'. But what good is that to your portfolio?
Self Diagnosing Using Google Might Not Just Be For Hypochondriacs
Added On - 6/25/2018 11:22:53 AM
Google doesn't want you only associating them with "Googling" something anymore. They're onto bigger and better things, and you should be taking heed.
Local Miner Set To Cut Costs By 40%
Added On - 6/1/2018 1:31:53 PM
It's now been seven years since Fukushima, and the market cycle for uranium has bottomed out to a point where alert investors should take note.
High Grade Results Confirm Why BlackEarth Is Aggressively Drilling Madagascar
Added On - 5/24/2018 3:13:36 PM
After listing publicly on the ASX in January, BlackEarth Minerals (ASX: BEM) have moved quickly on their maiden project with the first round of assay results returning 'high grade' classification from their 100% owned Maniry Project in Madagascar.
Volkswagen Order $48 Billion In Batteries, That's A Lot Of Graphite!
Added On - 5/23/2018 1:46:12 PM
Shockwaves were echoed last week at the Volkswagen annual shareholder meeting when it was announced that the German carmaker had signed orders for $48billion (USD) worth of electric vehicle batteries.
What Would Warren Buffett Think Of The Banking Royal Commission?
Added On - 5/23/2018 1:40:33 PM
It's no great secret that Warren Buffett likes to take a long-term view of things, but how can these pearls of wisdom be applied to the decisions you make regarding your own portfolio?
How The Market Affects Buffett's Daily McDonalds Order
Added On - 5/22/2018 11:50:06 AM
While most of us make an effort to diversify our diet, one of the most consistently successful investors of all time is quite content to eat McDonald's for breakfast just about every day.
A Return To Volatility
Added On - 4/24/2018 3:39:05 PM
When volatility is high, doing credit strategies such as the Bull Put, Bear Call, and Iron Condor, can be quite attractive - because you will receive a relatively higher credit than you would receive in a low volatility environment.
The Highway In The Sky
Added On - 3/27/2018 12:55:02 PM
Miniaturisation of space infrastructure is likely to change the face of telecommunications on earth.
Miners Look To Musgrave
Added On - 3/1/2018 12:35:47 PM
The Musgrave region now holds a variety of valuable minerals, which has seen a plethora of mining and exploration companies flock to the area.
Australian Wages Rising 2.1% Year-On-Year
Added On - 2/22/2018 2:37:19 PM
Australia's seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index (WPI) rose 0.6 per cent in December quarter 2017 according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Bitcoin No Replacement For Gold
Added On - 2/16/2018 1:51:12 PM
Both are 'mined', but the similarities largely end there.
Hunting High Grade Gold Deposits in West Africa
Added On - 2/9/2018 3:24:44 PM
Named after the fastest shark in the ocean, this gold explorer is seeking to quickly identify and secure its prey.
High Tech Lithium & Cobalt Explorers Leading The Charge
Added On - 1/25/2018 1:14:41 PM
Woomera Exploration Limited (WML), is a new company looking at an ASX listing, they formed in 2014, to build exploration tenure in the Woomera Prohibited Area following the relaxing of access arrangements by the Department of Defence.
Buffett (& His Firms) A Big Winner Out Of US Tax Cuts
Added On - 1/18/2018 3:51:34 PM
Warren Buffett has always been a massive supporter of (and investor in) US based businesses, and as such - he stands to reap an immense boon from the US corporate tax cuts.
Northern Minerals & Rare Earths
Added On - 1/11/2018 11:23:18 AM
Rare-earth elements have been described as the 'vitamins' required for the shift from a carbon-based economy to the 21st century electron economy.
Magnetic Future, Dynamic Dysprosium
Added On - 12/15/2017 11:39:56 AM
The world is currently experiencing something of a technological revolution. Although it may not be explicitly perceptible, slowly the technologies that we relied upon in the 20th century are being replaced by 21st century counterparts.
Strong Demand For Elusive Graphite
Added On - 11/16/2017 10:52:45 AM
An opportunity is lining up for the next technological boom, and already a shortage is forming in the boom's key commodity.
Battery Materials On The Fly
Added On - 11/9/2017 11:22:06 AM
The oil age may end before we run out of oil; and if you look at oil prices over the last couple of years, you may be inclined to agree.
Another Battery Mineral Is Skyrocketing In Price
Added On - 11/2/2017 5:43:38 PM
Graphite is the most stable form of carbon, providing attractive properties for modern batteries and other high-tech applications.
When Will The Markets Stall?
Added On - 10/20/2017 3:27:20 PM
Overnight, Citibank said that they see the potential for a 25 percent fall in global equities. They based their view on the global unwinding of monetary stimulus, which has helped to fuel the current rally in global equities.
Bull Put Spread On BHP Billiton
Added On - 10/5/2017 1:02:47 PM
Today we are applying a Bull Put spread on BHP Billiton Limited (BHP), which has recently bounced off support, and an uptrend line, and is showing bullish entry signals.
The Difference An Industry Can Make
Added On - 9/28/2017 5:29:14 PM
With new listings on the ASX, there is less of a consensus on the relative value of a firm. As such, once the firm starts trading, we can see large movements either way as traders and investors reach an early equilibrium price.
Bear Call Spread On The XJO
Added On - 9/14/2017 3:52:59 PM
Options provide a large degree of flexibility and can provide traders with a strong advantage when faced with varying market conditions. One particular strategy, the Bear Call Spread.
Steel Driving The Next Coal Boom
Added On - 9/5/2017 10:58:19 AM
We will always need coal, even in a future where all our power is generated from renewable sources.
Buying & Selling Shares Using Sold Calls & Puts
Added On - 8/31/2017 3:36:15 PM
I often get asked about sold call and put strategies. These strategies are attractive to investors for the flexibility they add to portfolio management. Utilising these strategies can help to improve the timing and pricing of investments, as well as providing a stream to earn additional returns.
Strangle On Santos
Added On - 8/24/2017 1:21:53 PM
Most traders can profit from a falling market or a rising market exclusively, but what if you could enter a trade where you profit from both?
Markets Gear Up For An Update On Monetary Policy
Added On - 8/24/2017 1:15:06 PM
Despite some signs of an economic recovery in the developed world (such as low unemployment, and strong asset prices), we are yet to see economic growth and consumer prices (CPI) return to target levels.
Attack and Distract
Added On - 8/17/2017 11:04:00 AM
Given Trump's acknowledgement of this political tactic, as well as his propensity for hypocrisy, I'd argue he is doing what he threatened Obama would do - trying to distract his citizens through conflict.
Valuing An IPO
Added On - 8/3/2017 1:29:07 PM
There are many other ways to value an IPO however, with many valuation methods ranging from the incredibly simple, to the incredibly complex.
The Historical Under-Pricing Of IPOs
Added On - 7/27/2017 11:30:32 AM
Whilst it is true that not every IPO will outperform, historical analysis shows that IPOs will typically rise on their first day of listing.
The Company Revolutionising The Gas Industry
Added On - 7/14/2017 2:49:29 PM
Whilst SML Corporation's market capitalisation may be low, the company is actually flush with cash, and has no substantial debt. Indeed, the company can practically buy all outstanding shares with its cash and equivalents at the current share price.
Why India Is An Attractive Investment Destination
Added On - 7/6/2017 4:21:58 PM
India has had a revolution in technological infrastructure that is poised to propel India into becoming the world's next economic powerhouse.
Fed Members Suggest They Will Proceed With Hikes
Added On - 6/29/2017 1:08:48 PM
Members of the Fed Reserve are now largely hawkish on interest rates due to their view of a positive outlook for the US economy.
Sienna Develops Early Cancer Detection Test
Added On - 6/15/2017 1:00:20 PM
Rarely do investors in a biotech IPO get a chance to invest in an established company that is already generating revenues, and has FDA approval for their products.
Li3 - Lithium Explorer LCME Updates the Market
Added On - 6/15/2017 12:56:47 PM
LCME holds two large lithium brine projects in Nevada, USA. Their largest project, the Tonopah Lithium Project covers almost ten thousand hectares of land, and is within two miles of proximity to Albemarle's Silver Peak Lithium mine, which is currently North America's only producing lithium mine.
Investing In Biotech's
Added On - 6/9/2017 4:11:10 PM
Investing in biotech and pharmaceutical stocks can be incredibly lucrative. It is an industry where companies can live or die on the back of a single drug approval; and where share prices can move to a degree that reflects this extreme dichotomy. There are therefore large potential profits to be made in the sector, but it pays to be cautious, and to take a measured approach.
Portfolio Strategy Series: Synthetic Long
Added On - 6/2/2017 3:03:27 PM
I've been writing about portfolio options strategies for the past few weeks, and many clients are asking me 'Sam, these strategies are great, but what about those of us with a smaller trading bank?' Well, this article is for you. In this article, I will focus on a portfolio strategy for those starting with a smaller bank.
How to Use Put Options To Insure Shares
Added On - 5/25/2017 11:58:10 AM
In this series, I cover portfolio option strategies, or options strategies that can be used to enhance a share portfolio by generating income, insuring or hedging value, and locking in prices.
Bull Put Spread on the XJO
Added On - 5/11/2017 11:46:08 AM
The Bull Put spread, as the name describes, is a bullish trade. If applied properly, it can also profit from sidewards movement, or even a slight fall in the market; making it an extremely versatile strategy.
Housing Affordability & The Budget
Added On - 5/11/2017 11:43:05 AM
In the lead-up, it was parroted as a budget for housing affordability, but the Australian Government Budget 2017 has now been released, and it seems that potential first home buyers have been fed another line.
Covered Call Strategy - Part Two of the Options Portfolio Strategy Series
Added On - 5/4/2017 2:29:18 PM
Many investors are concerned over potentially weak capital growth in Australian shares
Bear Put Spread on Bank of Queensland (BOQ)
Added On - 5/4/2017 2:25:04 PM
Bank of Queensland (BOQ) which is currently breaking out of a triangle pattern and showing bearish entry signals
Bear Call Spread On AMC
Added On - 4/20/2017 3:26:03 PM
Options provide a large degree of flexibility and can provide traders with a strong advantage when faced with varying market conditions.
Will US Earnings Catch Up?
Added On - 4/20/2017 3:20:22 PM
Since the US presidential election in November, the US S&P 500 index of America's largest companies is up by over 12%. The Dow 30 is up by more than 14%.
Bull Put Spread on Incitec Pivot
Added On - 4/13/2017 11:47:47 AM
Most traders can profit from a rising market; simply buy stock, right?
Safe Havens on the Rise as Investors Fret Over Geopolitics
Added On - 4/13/2017 11:36:01 AM
Last Thursday two US ships launched cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase, in response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack.
Bull Put Spread On Aurizon Holdings
Added On - 4/6/2017 11:04:46 AM
Most traders can profit from a rising market; simply buy stock, right?
Iron Condor On Woodside Petroleum
Added On - 3/30/2017 11:21:30 AM
Most traders can profit from markets that are either rising or falling. But what if the market is stagnating and going sidewards?
Hazelwood Power Station Goes Offline
Added On - 3/30/2017 11:17:33 AM
Hazelwood power station shut off its last brown coal powered turbines this morning
Bear Put Spread on CSR
Added On - 3/23/2017 12:48:03 PM
Most traders can profit from a falling market.
RBA Governor Talks Up The Australian Economy
Added On - 3/23/2017 12:45:14 PM
The new Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe is bullish on the Australian economy.
Iron Condor On BHP
Added On - 3/16/2017 9:43:55 AM
Most traders can profit from markets that are either rising or falling.
What is an Iron Condor?
Added On - 3/2/2017 1:34:25 PM
Most traders can profit from markets that are either rising or falling.
Company Gross Operating Profits Rocket Higher in Q4 2016
Added On - 3/2/2017 1:27:37 PM
Australian Company profits bounced significantly in the last quarter of 2016, as a rebound in commodities prices helped Australian companies achieve robust profit growth of 9.3 percent for the period.
What Is A Long Strangle?
Added On - 2/23/2017 12:35:59 PM
The Long Strangle can profit from both a rise, and a fall in the share price
2016 Was A Great Year For IPOs In Australia
Added On - 2/23/2017 12:32:03 PM
Initial public offerings (IPOs) are the mechanism by which the stock of a company is first offered to the general public.
What Is A Bull Put Spread?
Added On - 2/16/2017 12:53:31 PM
Most traders can profit from a rising market; simply buy stock, right?
Understanding Intrinsic Value
Added On - 2/16/2017 12:42:14 PM
Understanding intrinsic value is very important to understanding the movements in option and spread prices over time.
What is a Bear Call Spread?
Added On - 2/9/2017 10:52:03 AM
Most traders can profit from a falling market.
Lithium Rising As Electric Vehicles Take Hold
Added On - 2/9/2017 10:49:48 AM
The New Year has started with an abundance of news from the Lithium industry, as a tangible shift in the mobile energy mix appears to be taking place.
Bull Call Spread Oil Search Limited (OSH)
Added On - 2/2/2017 10:04:17 AM
We are applying a Bull Call spread Oil Search Limited (OSH)
Tools of the Trade
Added On - 2/2/2017 9:58:27 AM
As traders, we not only need to have the skill to pick direction, but we also need to have the right strategy to help us profit from our view
Velocity of Money Slowdown
Added On - 1/30/2017 9:29:30 AM
The velocity of money is the rate at which the total supply of money (M3) is turned over in the economy (Gross National Product).
Five Candlestick/OHLC Patterns to Look For
Added On - 1/30/2017 9:24:48 AM
A Doji is a candlestick where the open price and close price are virtually equal.
Support & Resistance Lines
Added On - 1/19/2017 10:14:53 AM
One of the key tenets of technical analysis is Support and Resistance levels
Bear Put Spread On CSL Limited
Added On - 1/19/2017 10:07:59 AM
We are applying a Bear Put spread on CSL Limited (CSL) which has recently bounced from its short term downtrend line and showing bearish signals
Bear Call Spread On Coca-Cola Amatil
Added On - 1/12/2017 9:42:17 AM
Today we are applying a Bear Call spread on Coca-Cola Amatil (CCL), which recently broke out of a triangle pattern and showing bearish entry signals.
The Many Ways Of Picking Direction
Added On - 1/12/2017 9:38:28 AM
Traders and Investors use a multitude of ways to pick the direction of share prices, here we look at some of the commonly used methods
Bull Put Spread on Fortescue Metals
Added On - 1/9/2017 10:31:54 AM
Today we are applying a Bull Put spread on Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG), which has recently bounced off support, showing bullish entry signals
ExxonMobil sees continued demand for oil, coal, fossil fuels
Added On - 1/9/2017 10:21:41 AM
The global reliance on oil, coal and other fossil fuels will remain largely unchanged until 2040, according to a report from global energy giant ExxonMobil in its Outlook for Energy out to 2040
Bear Call Spread on Ansell
Added On - 12/15/2016 10:06:36 AM
Today we are applying a Bear Call spread on Ansell Limited (ANN), which recently broke out of a triangle pattern and showing bearish entry signals
Budget Update On The Horizon
Added On - 12/15/2016 10:01:55 AM
It's a terrible name, and this year, the content is slated it be terrible as well: Its MYEFO! which is generally pronounced phonetically, and which stands for Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
Bull Call spread on Sydney Airport Holdings Ltd (SYD) - Adviser Tip
Added On - 12/8/2016 12:58:21 PM
Today we are applying a Bull Call spread on Sydney Airport Holdings Ltd (SYD), which has broken resistance and showing bullish entry signals
The Advantage Of Investing In IPO's
Added On - 12/8/2016 12:54:04 PM
Initial public offerings (IPO) are the mechanism by which the stock of a company is first offered to the general public
Adviser Tip: Bear Call Spread On Westfield
Added On - 11/24/2016 2:31:44 PM
Today we are applying an Out of the Money (OTM) Bear Call spread on Westfield Corp (WFD) which is currently stalling at resistance and showing bearish entry signals.
Goldman Sachs Has Called Lithium The 'New Gasoline'
Added On - 11/17/2016 12:16:01 PM
Lithium is a distinctive, low density metal, who's unique properties make it desirable for a multitude of applications; It is used in everything from lubricants and polymers, to ceramics and glass.
US Election Causes Market Chaos
Added On - 11/10/2016 1:03:33 PM
Almost as if nothing else in the world matters, global markets have been obsessing over the US presidential election.
Australian Inflation Stronger Than Expected
Added On - 10/27/2016 2:29:04 PM
Australian CPI grew 0.7% quarter-on-quarter for Q3 2016, with the year-on-year rate at 1.3%
ASX Begins Listing of Weekly Expiring ETOs.
Added On - 10/20/2016 12:50:49 PM
Following large success in the United States and Europe (according to the ASX), the ASX is now offering exchange traded options (ETOs) with weekly expiry dates.


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