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May 19, 2017

Shares vs Property – Which produces greater returns?

Property has been a major source of wealth building over the last couple of decades.  And has been the vehicle of choice for “Mum & Dad” investors. But is this growth sustainable?  And how does Property as an investment stack up against Shares in the medium to long term? The answer to the first is while historically property prices have
June 19, 2017

Video: Bluescope on the move again

Michael Gable is an expert guest commentator for the Finance News Network. This video is dated 19 June 2017. Click on the image below to access the video:   Michael Gable is managing director of Fairmont Equities. Make sure you bookmark our main blog page and come back regularly to check out the other articles and videos. You can also sign up for
June 16, 2017

Strategies to Use in a Bear Market

Share markets have done very well in recent months. Are we reaching a top? Whatever your view, share markets will at some stage start to go down again. Most investors know the pain of seeing stock prices trend downward, whether the dotcom bust, the GFC, or any number of corrections that regularly occur each year. In hindsight, these same investors
June 13, 2017

Woodside about to trigger a BUY on the chart

Back in August last year we published an article in the Australian Financial Review with our views on the chart for Woodside (WPL) and how it was shaping up as a trade. We noted at the time that WPL was looking positive again and that it should head up towards $33. With oil prices drifting back this year, let’s have
June 13, 2017

Share tips – 13 June 2017

Michael Gable is an expert guest commentator for the stock market newsletter thebull.com.au. This post is an extract from the newsletter dated 13 June 2017. You can access the full version of the article HERE.   BUY RECOMMENDATIONS CTX Caltex has made a large 3-wave correction since its peak in 2015. After firmly establishing some support at $28, it broke through some major
June 7, 2017

Tax Time: What You Need to Know About Capital Gains Tax and Shares

With the end of financial year around the corner, it is worthwhile reviewing how your gains or losses are treated if you decide to sell your shares before 30 June. Most investors are aware of what to do with gains on shares that were held for only a brief period of time, but investors who have held shares for many
June 6, 2017

JB Hi-Fi hits our downside support level

We looked at JB Hi-Fi (JBH) last year and didn’t like the way the chart looked. We expected the shares to fall towards support near $22. Since our note, Amazon has been in the papers nearly every day and investors headed for the exit. The stock is now down over 15% since our warning. In comparison, the ASX200 has climbed
June 5, 2017

Video: Is Mantra poised to rally 20 per cent?

Michael Gable is an expert guest commentator for the Finance News Network. This video is dated 5 June 2017. Click on the image below to access the video:   Michael Gable is managing director of Fairmont Equities. Make sure you bookmark our main blog page and come back regularly to check out the other articles and videos. You can also sign up for
June 2, 2017

Is Healthscope the last buying opportunity left in healthcare stocks?

We have been bearish on Healthscope (HSO) for a while. Having fallen quite a bit in the last year, especially compared to other healthcare stocks, is it now time to jump in? Whilst new projects are considered low-risk and high return, the extent to which the market is prepared to factor in the future positive earnings contribution from these are
May 31, 2017

How a Housing Collapse Will Affect the Stock Market

There has been talk of a housing bubble for many years now. With households highly leveraged, a significant increase in interest rates or high unemployment may have dire consequences on borrowers’ ability to repay their mortgage. But if there was a housing crash, how would this affect our stock market? Firstly, we are not predicting a crash in house prices.
May 30, 2017

Video: How low can CBA go

Michael Gable is an expert guest commentator for the Finance News Network. This video is dated 29 May 2017. Click on the image below to access the video:   Michael Gable is managing director of Fairmont Equities. Make sure you bookmark our main blog page and come back regularly to check out the other articles and videos. You can also sign up for 8
May 26, 2017

Is Westfield now cheap enough to buy?

In a recent research report to clients, we took a fundamental and technical look at Westfield Corporation (WFD). With the stock having fallen from $11 to the low $8’s in less than a year, could this be an opportunity to buy a top 20 stock in a market where valuations elsewhere are starting to look stretched? Here is an extract
May 24, 2017

The Effect of Interest Rates on the Stock Market

With the Fed hiking up interest rates in the US, it is only a matter of time before interest rate rises take place in Australia. So what are the consequences of interest rate hikes and the stock market? In general, when interest rates are cut then it causes the market to go up. When the interest rates go up, the
May 22, 2017

Video: Keep an eye on Caltex

Michael Gable is an expert guest commentator for the Finance News Network. This video is dated 22 May 2017. Click on the image below to access the video:   Michael Gable is managing director of Fairmont Equities. Make sure you bookmark our main blog page and come back regularly to check out the other articles and videos. You can also sign up for
May 15, 2017

Video: Charts for BHP and the banks

Michael Gable is an expert guest commentator for the Finance News Network. This video is dated 15 May 2017. Click on the image below to access the video:   Michael Gable is managing director of Fairmont Equities. Make sure you bookmark our main blog page and come back regularly to check out the other articles and videos. You can also sign up for