A look back at the IPOs of 2016

Now that 2016 is over we can take a look back at the success (or otherwise) of some of the big Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) of 2016. IPO is the market terminology for the process of taking a ...

Gold Price Crunch

It’s been an extremely volatile year for investors in gold miners, mostly because of volatility in the gold price. Gold began the year not far from multi-year lows at just below US$1,100 per o...

How would a credit downgrade affect investors?

There has been some talk in the news recently about the possibility of Australia losing its AAA credit rating. It is therefore a good time to talk about what the credit rating actually means and...

Why did Santos just raise $1.5bn?

Santos caught investors off guard today when it announced a capital raising for $1.5bn. With a market capitalisation of $7.8bn this represents almost 20% of the market cap. STO has been sufferin...

What does a bubble look like?

1-Page (1PG) is a software as a service (SaaS) company providing HR solutions for businesses. It listed in late 2014 for a price of $0.20 and one look at today’s share price of $0.205 might caus...

A tough year for Crown Resorts

Crown Resorts (CWN) has had a tough year. The share price is down 8.6% so far, mainly as the result of a sharp decline when it was announced that several of its employees had been detained in Ch...

What do cartels and OPEC have in common?

Cartel behaviour in business in order to increase the price of a particular good is illegal in most countries. For example, a raft of banks have recently been fined large sums of money for delib...

Will the NBN make or break TPG?

TPG Telecom (TPM) today had its AGM at which its executive chairman David Teoh gave an investor presentation. TPM’s share price was hit recently as a result of spill-over from Vocus’ (VOC) recent...

Mortgage Rates and Bond Yields

Since the US Election, inflation expectations globally have increased substantially. As a result, global bond yields have risen sharply over the past month or two. On its own, this probably does...

The Risks of High P/E Stocks

Buying any stock carries risks with the composition of those risks varying depending on the particular company and industry in which it operates. Resource stocks, like BHP Billiton (BHP), carry s...

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