Australian Stock Market – Up and Down Months Since 1875: Chart

The Australian stock market has had many up and down months since 1875. However over the long term since that year the market has gone higher. The number of up months has been more than the number of down months. The following chart shows the performance of the Australian stock market since 1875: Click to …

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The S&P 500 Dividend Yield is at a 20-Year Low

The S&P 500 closed at 4,458 on Friday. The index is up over 20% as of last Friday’s close and has reached 54 records so far this year. The P/E ratio stands at over 34, well above the historic levels at around 20. At current levels, US stocks are expensive indeed. However that does not …

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The 2021 Vanguard Index Chart: Australian Edition

Vanguard Australia has published the 2021 Vanguard Index Chart. This powerful chart shows the importance of long-term investing and the benefits of diversification over various asset classes. In the long run, US stocks beat Australian stocks and other investment types. An A$10K investment on July 1, 1991 would have grown to over A$217K if invested …

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Fact of the Day: Number of Stocks Bought Back by Apple

US tech giant Apple(AAPL) is the most valuable company in the world. Currently Apple has a market capitalization of $2.50 Trillion. On Tuesday the company has scheduled its latest hardware unveiling event. Some investors are hoping the upgrades to iPhone and other products would help propel the market cap to $3.0 Trillion soon. Apple is one …

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