Australian Stocks Have Climbed a Wall of Worry Since 1900: Chart

Equity markets have always overcome crises of all shapes and sizes. The long-term return of stocks as measured in decades is positive. There are always fears and crises for investors to worry about. For example, in the recent past we have the Global Financial Crisis(GFC), the Ebola virus scare, Italian debt crisis, multiple Greek sovereign …

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Australian Stock Market Intra-Year Gains and Declines vs. Calendar Year Returns 2001 To 2017

Market timing is extremely hard and is not a wise strategy for most investors. Equity markets decline and rise for all types of reasons and with no warning. In addition, the falls can be dramatic and shocking within a short period of time but equally dramatic are the violent gains that follow plunges. So the …

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Should You Buy Australian Bank Stocks Now?

Australia bank stocks have declined sharply in recent months and are now trading at very attractive levels. For example, Westpac(WBK) has plunged from over $30 a share to about $21. With a P/E of just 12 it has a juicy dividend yield of 6.75%. Other major banks have similar figures. So should investors buy Aussie …

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Australia’s Top Exports of Goods and Services 2016-17: Chart

The top Australia exports are Iron ore, coal and natural gas in terms of goods. In the services space, the top sectors are education and tourism. Australia is one of the top destinations for Chinese tourists. In 2017, 1.3 million Chinese visited Australia spending about A$10.0 billion. Tourism dollars also give a boost to other …

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110 Leading Australian Industrial Stocks

In an earlier post we looked at the top mining and oil stocks in Australia. The following are the top 110 Industrial Stocks in the Australian equity market: Source: AFR Some of the firms listed above trade on the OTC markets in the US. The complete list of Australian ADRs is listed here. Download: The List of 110 …

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Revenue Exposure Of Australia S&P/ASX 200 Index

The S&P/ASX 200 is one of the main benchmark index of the Australian equity market. The index is comprised of 200 largest firms by float-adjusted market capitalization. From a sector allocation perspective, over half of the index is made up of financials and materials as shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge Source: S&P Indices …

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