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Too Late to Buy Dividends?

A big driver of share market gains since the middle of last year is the theme of dividend yields. This is a return to investment basics – real assets produce returns, either income or capital. Investors with long time frames … Continue reading

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Diversify or Rotate?

The Australian share market is up 16% from its June lows. Investors brave enough to buy an index portfolio near the lows are now sitting on gains of around 20% over six months, once dividends are included. Of course, those … Continue reading

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Pairs Trade – Buy NAB, Sell Westpac

As a trader, my preference is for “contrarian” strategies that look to sell high and buy low. This approach can be applied to pairs trading just as much as to outright positions. In this post I discuss a strategy based on the price difference between National … Continue reading

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Australian banks – Candlestick formations a pointer to early entry on reversal set ups

Westpac and CBA both finished with candlestick reversal patterns yesterday. In the case of CBA, this coincides with a test of the 200 day moving average. At this stage, Westpac has the distinct look of a chart that could provied … Continue reading

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Buy CBA, Sell WBC

The Australian banking industry is dominated by the “Big Four” banks – ANZ, Commonwealth (CBA), National Australia (NAB) and Westpac (WBC).  Broader economic factors move the sector as a whole, but company specific factors can drive outperformance and underperformance. One … Continue reading

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Dividend Yields – Telstra and the Big Four Banks

The Australian share market index broke through the level that has acted as a ceiling for the last eight months. Investors who see this as a signal to increase share holdings may be considering major companies with strong and sustainable dividend … Continue reading

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Investor Alert – Bank Dividend Yields Update

The share market argument continues – analysis at the company level (at least in Australia) shows balance sheets in good order and solid earnings momentum. However, share prices are depressed by concerns about global growth, with many commentators suggesting the … Continue reading

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