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NAB expensive but banks well placed

12 May 2014 | Broker reports editor

 NABA broker has downgrdaed its recommendation for National Australia Bank to a hold. But the prospects for the sector look good.

Regional banks get some equality with major banks

07 May 2014 | Broker reports editor

Rural BanksAfter the GFC, regional banks were severely downgraded because of their difficulties raising wholesale funding. There was a flight to the Big Four Banks. But regional banks are now seen as being on a similar footing.

Have I got some nice junk for you

01 May 2014 |

 junkThe search for decent returns is evident in the growing appetite for junk bonds. Yet the yields are comparatively low when compared with what is available to Australian investors.

Investing at the smaller end of the market

30 April 2014 | Broker reports editor

 small end DIY super investors tend to shy away from the smaller companies on the stock exchange. But there are ways of investing in the overall sector that are lower risk and there may be some opportunities. The sector looks undervalued when compared with the big companies.

The global property tidal wave

28 April 2014 |

property tsunamiHigh property prices and low affordability are becoming a global phenomenon. It is another example of the globalisation of investment markets. Super investors should take that into account when making decisions.

What you should know about share trading

13 April 2014 | Broker reports editor

share tradingSuper investors thinking of selling their shares would do well to watch the daily activity. Some decidedly dubious activity is occurring in the stock market.

Why are interest rates so low when debt is so high?

07 April 2014 |

QuestionThe biggest puzzle facing super investors is the low level of interest rates at a time of high government debt. It is a symptom of the Dr Strangelove world of modern finance, where "notional" debt is out of control and the only way to cope is to have no cost on that debt.

What do the changes at NAB mean?

03 April 2014 | Broker reports editor

 NABThe departue of CEO Cameron Clyne at NAB has focused interest on the sector. Self managed super investors have greatly increased their holdings in the banks, although this has largely been at the expense of retail shareholders. What will it mean for bank share prices?

High speed computers v you

02 April 2014 |

high speed tradingHigh frequency trading, feral computer programs manipulating share prices, are rife in the world's stock markets. It is hard to adjust investment strategies to cope, but super investors should at least be aware of their existence.

The pros and cons of annuities

01 April 2014 |

Bank pros and consAnnuities are neither exciting nor especially rewarding. They are regarded by many as a poor deal. But are they? In fragile global economic conditions they may be a reasonable option for some.

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