Stock Market

The investment industry actively promotes the mantra, ‘In the long term shares always go up’.

At Markets & Money, we take that with a few grains of salt. The truth is, your returns in the stock market depend on many factors. Such as your definition of long term. Or which of the world’s stock markets you’ve invested into. And importantly, your returns depend on your stock selection and timing.

Whether the shares are a good or bad investment depends on when and what market you invest in. By this we do not mean trying to pick the top or the bottom of the market to be all in or all out.

The stock market can be an excellent investment provided you avoid the investment industry’s group think and inherent self-interest. Our aim in Markets & Money is to help you learn to do this for yourself.

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We put the pieces together every day to give you our accurate, informative take on what the signals indicate is happening with stocks and your investments.

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Clancy exploration share price
Cobalt Demand Results in Clancy Exploration Share Price Surge
Shares of Clancy Exploration Limited have grown by a massive 50% today. An increase in cobalt demand has triggered a surge of prices for the mineral across the span of two years. Clancy Exploration, which has been operating since 2003, has managed to produce thousands of tonnes of cobalt from its Bou Azzer operation, along with large quantities of silver and gold.
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Dr Doom Brought to You from the Grand Hyatt Melbourne
‘Doctor Doom’ Marc Faber is down in Melbourne to discuss where the world is heading. Is a stock market crash on the cards? Or is it something else? ‘Where is the World Going?’ was the theme of Dr Faber’s presentation today. And around the world we went. Dr Faber had so much to say, we can’t fit everything in. But Dr Faber is quite well versed in the Chinese economy...
Wesfarmers Limited capital
Wesfarmers: The Sound of Churning Capital
What the spinoff brings back into focus is how companies best use their capital. Although Coles generates around one third of Wesfarmers’ earnings, it ties up around 60% of its capital. By separating Coles, it should allow Wesfarmers to better use its capital elsewhere. The other issue though, is what Wesfarmers will do with all that extra capital.
Your Early Warning Sign for the Next Real Estate Peak
Your Early Warning Sign for the Next Real Estate Peak
It’s very easy to get caught up in all the day-to-day noise. The S&P 500 was up a hundred points, the Dow Jones down six hundred points, and on it goes. The stock market will show volatility from time to time. Housing starts can be a good way to gauge how the economy is tracking.
share market going up and down
Why the Share Market Goes Up or Down
The reason why the stock market goes up or down in the long term has very little to do with ‘trade wars’ or ‘tech stocks’ or ‘higher earnings’ or ‘terror attacks’ or ‘interest rates’. These are the symptoms NOT the cause. Markets are driven by social mood…our collective state of mind.
Donald Trump US Economy
What Trump’s Quack Economists Will Do Next
Yesterday, stock markets bounced back in the afternoon, after investors began to think that maybe Donald Trump wasn’t really serious about a trade war. One day, perhaps soon, they won’t be in such a good mood. And the market won’t bounce back. Not that the end is necessarily nigh…but, in theory, it must be out there somewhere.
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A Gold Bull Market Lurks in the Shadows
Gold will surge to the highest level in five years if a global trade war breaks out, according to Rick Rule, chief executive officer of Sprott U.S. Holdings Inc. Rick Rule is a smart businessman and successful investor. He’s been around for decades in the resources sector. When he talks, you listen carefully.