Portfolio Four Updated August, 2014

Portfolio four is five years old, with the beneficiary contributing $2500 and the trustee $5000, for a total of $7500.  The current value is $10,330, for a gain of $2830 or 37%, which is about 10.9% / year adjusted for the timing of cash flows.   50 more words

Trust Funds

Two questions for Australian investors

Two questions for Australian investors:

  1. Does the graph below show an up-trend?
  2. Would it be a good time to buy this stock?

If your answer to both questions is NO, then why would you consider selling when we invert the price scale? 95 more words

Stock Markets

ASX 200: Three targets converge

The ASX 200 broke resistance at 5590/5600 and is set for a further advance. Recovery of 13-week Twiggs Money Flow above the descending trendline would confirm long-term buying pressure. 83 more words

Stock Markets

Burgernomics: Aussie dollar is just right, says the Big Mac index

by Jared Lynch

Business reporter

July 28, 2014

You may read the article here or click on the link below to go to the full site. 505 more words

Walsh & Sullivan

BHP fuels ASX 200 surge

A surge in production from miner BHP Billiton — shipping 223 million tonnes in FY 2014 against earlier projections of 207 million tonnes — helped the ASX 200 break through resistance at 5550/5560 today. 64 more words

Stock Markets


Today £1 is equal to AUD$1.817

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Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency Returns Since the Crash

It is important to realize the impacts of currencies on the stocks that you select, and your portfolio in total. If you are a US citizen (as are most readers of this blog), then your portfolio of stocks, bonds and cash is essentially “denominated” in US dollars). 409 more words