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Theory Vs Practice

Andrew Page 30 Apr, 2010

There is a long standing though controversial theory known as the Efficient Market Hypothesis. Basically, it rather bizarrely claims that well informed markets react with almost perfect efficiency in pricing new information into shares.

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What Sector Next?

John Jeffery 16 Apr, 2010

There has been some excellent research conducted over the years that identifies the best performing managed funds.

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False profits

Andrew Page 16 Apr, 2010
When trying to judge the success of traders there is nothing more definitive than the rate of return they have been able to demonstrate.
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Bull or bear?  Who cares!

Andrew Page 26 Mar, 2010

Since hitting the bear market low in March last year the share market has gained an impressive 56%. Although the damage done by the worst financial disaster in decades was not insignificant, the most dire of predictions failed to pass and we are increasingly seeing more cause for optimism. Though any recovery may indeed be difficult, prolonged and uncertain, there is money to be made.

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Punting on Penny Dreadfuls

Andrew Page 15 Mar, 2010
A lot of us seem to love a punt; after all why would we invest in stocks that have never made a profit if this wasn’t the case?
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What the market means for investors

Andrew Page 5 Mar, 2010

I have been an active share investor for over a decade now, and I have yet to make any meaningful return from the market. In fact, I don't actually rely on the market to provide me with a return, and don't expect one for a long while yet, if ever. And yet, I continue to buy stocks on a regular basis. Either I am a sucker for punishment, or there is something else going on.

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Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Andrew Page 1 Mar, 2010
In principle, making money in the market is all about buying low and selling high. At least that’s what most people tend to think, and a great deal of effort goes into trying to identify stocks with the best growth potential.
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Young Guns

Andrew Page 15 Feb, 2010
When it comes to investing, the sooner you start and the longer you wait, the better off you will be. It’s an undeniable fact.
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Go Long, Stay Strong

Andrew Page 22 Jan, 2010

Given the apparent devastation that resulted from the Global Financial Crisis, a casual observer would be forgiven for thinking that stock market investors are still licking their wounds. After all, the Australian market more than halved in value between Late 2007 and early 2009 and still remains a good 25% below its all time high. Fortunes have been lost and, according to the popular media, the hopes and dreams of the soon to be retired baby boomers have gone up in smoke.

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Picks of the month

Andrew Page 15 Jan, 2010

Experience has repeatedly taught me to be wary of ‘hot tips’, especially when they concern unproven speculative enterprises. In an efficient market one must be careful not to forget that by the time you have received the tip, so have a thousand others and the expectation will most often already be reflected in the market price. This is especially relevant for those concerned only with short term gains.

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