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30 June 2022 (AFR) – Tyro plunges as CEO jumps ship

(30 June 2022, AFR, p24, Vesna Poljak) – Is there a problem with the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) sector? Astute and nimble traders and investors might have already implemented their exit strategy on stocks like this. The price chart shows a downtrend. From AFR: “Shares of Tyro Payments suffered a 16.7 per cent loss … Continue reading

30 June 2022 – Volt Bank to close, return $100m to customers

(30 June, 2022, AFR, p13). With Volt Bank closing, does that signal issues that might affect other banks, such as Judo Bank? Astute traders and investors who are holding stocks like these might pay closer attention to share price performance, and their individual exit strategies. (Remembering that the price shares reflect the underlying opinions of … Continue reading

30 June 2022 – Australian almond harvest in jeopardy as ‘Covid for bees’ strikes apiaries – impacting local almond producers

Select Harvest’s share price fell yesterday due to this varroa mite issue near Newcastle. Will there be a share price recovery opportunity for nimble share traders in the near future, once this problem is resolved? Read more about the varroa mite infestation at Read the Select Harvest company announcement here.

24 June 2022 (AFR) – Lake Resources plunge exposes concerns about ASX 200 index

(24 June 2022, AFR, p33, Jonathan Shapiro and Alex Gluyas) – Some astute investors like to anticipate the stocks that will enter, or leave, a market index in the periodic rebalance activity. The ASX200 (XJO) index is rebalanced quarterly, and some investors manage to make money over the couple of weeks prior to the rebalance … Continue reading

Trading ideas – banks too cheap? Or to avoid?

22 June, 2022, AFR (p24). “How investors are playing the big bank sell-off. Investors are divided about whether bank stocks should still have a position in their portfolios following a vicious sell-off sparked by concerns about the economic impact of aggressive rate increases by the Reserve Bank.” Read it here…

Trading ideas ???

After running my Aussie Sharemarket Barometer blog for a few years, and then stepping back for a few months to re-think it, I’ve decided to now focus on “trading ideas and stocks to watch” for a small and select group of traders/investors. BUT, none of the material here can be considered financial advice! It is … Continue reading

8 June 2022 – Melbourne investor who bragged of ‘dummy bids’ facing jail for pump-and-dump scheme

(8 June 2022, AFR, The Age, SMH, Nine News) – Many investors and traders often wonder about the hazards of investing and trading, and the various discussion websites that promote specific stocks from time to time. And they often wonder about the so-called “pump and dump” methods. Here is a real-life case study example. “A … Continue reading