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May 17, 2018
In December, the OECD pointed to serious weaknesses in Federal Government efforts to guard against the laundering of corruptly obtained money through Australian real estate. And it made me wonder: why is the Federal Government not doing more to require those involved in real estate transactions to report their suspicions? Continue…
by Andreas Lundberg Posted in Property.
May 16, 2018
May 15, 2018
Amazon’s Alexa is pushing the boundaries of what speech recognition technology can achieve. While this new technology is still developing, one thing is becoming apparent: Alexa is strengthening Amazon’s moat in nuanced ways. Continue…
by George Hadjia Posted in Companies.
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May 15, 2018
In the midst of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in Financial Services, the major banks have released their latest half yearly results. The market headed into the reporting period with a high degree of apprehension given the public backlash emanating from the revelations coming from testimony at the Royal Commission to date. Continue…
by Stuart Jackson Posted in Companies, Financial Services.
May 14, 2018
A small number of U.S. tech companies now make up 15 per cent of the S&P500 and 50 per cent of the NASDAQ-100, and are thus heavily influencing the direction of a myriad of Exchange Traded Funds that follow these indices. Continue…
by Roger Montgomery Posted in Companies.
May 14, 2018
One of the most common investment adages one hears is that “time in the market beats timing the market,” particularly when it comes to passive index investing. This advice is predicated on buying and holding – over a long period of time, the vicissitudes of the market wash out, and therefore you don’t have to worry about the initial price you pay for an index as historically, equities have always gone up over time. Continue…
by Daniel Wu Posted in Editor's Pick, Investing Education.
May 11, 2018
Continuing with the culinary theme, this blog is designed to be a recipe for generating ideas. Before we go into details – it is important to consider the question – how do you like your eggs? For just as people have unique preferences here – different recipes are required for various investment styles. This blog goes through some idea cooking guidelines for five separate styles: Continue…
by Lisa Fedorenko Posted in Investing Education.