What is F.I.R.E?

Do you want to get rich? Do you know how the rich get their money and how they invest their money to make EVEN MORE [...]

POSTED ON January 15, 2020
Comparing Raiz vs Spaceship Voyager

Micro-investing and spare change round-up apps are getting more popular in Australia. In this article we compare two of the most popular – RAIZ and [...]

POSTED ON January 8, 2020
Which shares are HOT to buy in December 2019?

In 2019, the ASX S&P200, {ASX chart from TradingEconomics.com] the market measure based on the top two hundred company share prices listed on the Australian [...]

POSTED ON December 17, 2019
Your guide to online share brokers in Australia

The rise of online share trading platforms has democratised trading by making it more accessible to “regular” people. You don’t need to visit and hire [...]

POSTED ON August 23, 2019
Your guide to margin loans

When you think about borrowing money in order to invest it, the first thing you’ll probably imagine is an investment home loan. You borrow a [...]

POSTED ON August 21, 2019
Billion-dollar bank compo bonanza

Which banks are paying compensation to investors? Banks and financial institutions will pay about one billion dollars in total compensation to investors and customers for [...]

POSTED ON August 7, 2019
How to buy and sell shares in Australia

By far the most common way to buy and sell shares in Australia is on its share market, using either a broker or a stockbroking [...]

POSTED ON July 26, 2019
CommSec Pocket lets you invest with just $50

Commonwealth Bank’s online brokerage, CommSec, has launched a new mobile phone app called CommSec Pocket. CommSec Pocket is aimed at savers who perhaps have not [...]

POSTED ON July 24, 2019
Are bonds a smart investment?

You have heard of shares, property, term deposits and savings accounts but are you on top of bonds as an investment vehicle? Bonds are often [...]

POSTED ON July 3, 2019
Do I need a financial adviser?

You might like trading in shares, comparing returns on managed funds, looking at interest rates on term deposits and researching property deals yourself. You love [...]

POSTED ON May 28, 2019
ASIC awards scam prizes

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission has launched "Pie in the Sky" awards for the scams of the year. The top prize for 2002 goes [...]

POSTED ON April 3, 2019
HSBC has 24hr forex for world citizens

HSBC Bank Australia has launched a 24-hour foreign exchange trading service with live pricing. The service, Get Rate, is for retail and small-business customers. HSBC [...]

POSTED ON November 30, 2011
Flats outperform houses for investors

Units have been achieving better value capital growth for property investors than houses according to an analysis undertaken by research analyst rpdata Cameron Kusher. Throughout [...]

POSTED ON August 12, 2010
ASIC questions disclosure rules

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission said yesterday that 44 per cent of consumers can't read well enough to understand investment disclosures and only 20 [...]

POSTED ON February 19, 2008
Bargain hunters scour share market

The Australian share market has fallen 16 per cent over the last two and a half months but some say there are now good deals [...]

POSTED ON January 21, 2008
A lot of explaining to do at Centro

Centro may face legal action from the corporate regulator after it was found that the company had failed to properly disclose debt worth $1.097 billion. [...]

POSTED ON December 21, 2007
Now not the time to buy shares

During the worst of the sharemarket correction in August, calls on margin loans hit their highest point in six years. Most were able to make [...]

POSTED ON October 17, 2007
Equities markets brace for sell off

The continued sell off in US equities markets has local analysts tipping a further sell off in the Australian markets. The Dow Jones was off [...]

POSTED ON July 30, 2007
Stockmarket recovers

Yesterday the All Ordinaries index rose 104.5 points to 5831.8 points, as investors followed a positive session on Wall Street and targeted financial stocks sold [...]

POSTED ON March 16, 2007
Sceptics query Macquarie’s growth spurt

The latest surge in the share price of Macquarie Bank will have the cynics wondering whether the success of the "Macquarie model" is too good [...]

POSTED ON September 28, 2005
Rates likely to remain steady in June

The chances of further interest rate rises this year remain finely balanced at the moment but the Reserve Bank is likely to leave rates on [...]

POSTED ON May 27, 2005
Tax office takes joy out of buybacks

Share buybacks are likely to become more complex and less attractive to investors after the ATO's final determination on the assessment of the market value [...]

POSTED ON July 1, 2004
Telstra hands back $4.5bn to investors

Telstra has announced it will focus on its existing local businesses and lift payments to shareholders, returning $1.5 billion to shareholders every year for the [...]

POSTED ON June 22, 2004
Investors cold on prospectuses: survey

Most investors do not rely on prospectuses for investment decisions and regard them as little more than application tools or legal documents, a study by [...]

POSTED ON December 8, 2003
Share volumes still going strong

The Australian Stock Exchange recorded its busiest October ever last month, despite terrorist attacks and a volatile US market. The average daily trade total in [...]

POSTED ON November 5, 2002
The goal posts have moved

While the NASDAQ was swinging wildly during February and March, trading volumes via online brokers reached new records on each of the following days. Each [...]

POSTED ON May 22, 2000