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...

Effects of Rising Bond Yields

Low growth, low risk ‘yield’ stocks (like Telstra [TLS]) have copped a beating in the last couple of weeks. To highlight the point, Telstra’s share price has declined from around $5.80 in late...

OFX Group Hit by Brexit

Despite a widespread sell-off at the time, the vast majority of ASX listed stocks were so far unaffected by the UK vote to leave the EU (Brexit). One exception to this is the foreign exchange com...

Is Blackmores Share Price Rout Over?

In late August, I wrote a blog about Blackmores (BKL) in regard to its full year results for the year ended 30 June 2016 (You can find that piece here). Although the results for that year were ...

Second Time Lucky for Charter Hall REIT float

After one failed attempt, the Charter Hall long WALE REIT (CLW) listed on the ASX yesterday and had a fairly uneventful day of trading. The IPO was priced at $4 and finished trading yesterday at ...

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