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...

Why is Medibank Private losing so much market share?

As most Australians would remember, Medibank (MPL) is the formerly government owned health insurance company that was publicly listed in 2014 by the Abbott government. Medibank was, and still is,...

The Simonds Group Saga

Simonds Group (SIO) is a homebuilder that listed on the ASX in a public offering in late 2014. Since then, the share price has fallen steadily, starting at $1.75 and falling as low as $0.27 in J...

A nostalgic look back at the notable market events of 2016

As December approaches, it is a good time to look back at some of the major market events of 2016 and the market reaction to those events. It was a particular newsworthy year with both the UK Ref...

Australian vs US Stock Market

The ASX is typically highly correlated to the US stock market (Dow Jones or S&P 500) with the opening level of the ASX often determined by what the US markets did the previous night. Unfortunatel...

Australian Employment Situation

Every month the Australian Bureau of Statistics releases information on the change in number of people employed in Australia. Although seasonally adjusted numbers are often the number reported i...

What might a Trump Presidency mean for the economy?

President-elect Donald Trump had a highly contentious run to the presidency with many of his comments offending a large number of people. There is little doubt that some of the social policies h...

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