Concentration Risk is High in Australian Equity Market

One of the important factors to consider when investing in equity markets is concentration risk. To put in simple terms, if a market is highly concentrated or dominated by a handful of firms then the risk is high and vice versa. This is because high concentration leads to severe declines in a down market. A …

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Comparing Yields on Australian Stocks, Bonds and Term Deposits: Chart

Australia is one of the top countries for high dividend yields for stocks. Dividend yields are high in Australia due to the concept of franking which basically prevents dual taxation of dividends to both the company and the individual investor receiving the dividend. When compared to other asset classes also Australian stocks have better yields. …

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Bear Markets in Australian Stocks since 1900

The bear markets in Australian stock market since the 1900 is shown in the table below. The first column shows the bear market dates – bear market being defined as a decline of 20% that is not reversed within the next 12 months. The second column shows the duration in months and the third shows …

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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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