Aust S & P 200 28 01 2011

Aust S &  P 200  28 01 2011
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Hows the shares going?

Over the last 12 months, "Your" stocks and our portfolio had a hammering in the biggest global meltdown in 75 years.
The whole portfolio fell as much as 89% !!!OUCH!! Gosh-Darn- Blankety-Heck!
It has recovered to only about a overall loss of 38%. BUT there have been some big gains which offset some big losses, and total wipeouts like ABC Learning.(they went bankrupt) Tax wise,these are called unrealised profits/losses and can be claimed and can reduce tax paid in your job (when you get one) so learn about tax.

Lesson 1. learn to read, write and add up. then learn about tax law.
lesson 2. Learn about managment and managing teams and people. learn to give a win-win result. Learn to be a good coach. Then when you have a business you will be able to get the best out of your team.

The Australian market is rising and it seems that the recovery is on its way, however the American unemployment figures (or Australias) may not be as good as they seem. Therefore the result may not be as rosy as suggested.
They may be counting part timers and casuals as "real jobs".
There may be more pain to come. BUT if you/we buy wisely now, you should make money in the longer term.

Another thing to consider is inflation. as soon as the real estate starts rising, inflation will push up prices and interest rates.. what is cheap today may be expensive tomorrow, especially money owed and interest payments.

I bought ABY for 12 cents in April and now they are about 79 cents. Their price 12 months ago was 2.30.
I also purchased MCW for 17 cents and they are now around 56 cents. NWT is rising and at 7 cents should give a good profit in the next 12 months. There are heaps of others. it's just a matter of being able to buy and hold, without using a margin loan.
But it might be a rough and scary ride , so don't invest all your eggs in one basket and only buy minimal amounts.And Dont forget htere are plenty of Crooks in the share market. Takeovers, consolidations, and even compulsory buying back of your shares.

and Remember..I could be wrong. so do your own homework. make your own decisions. as the great guru, WarrenBuffet says, "eat your own cooking"

The best way to learn about the sharemarket is to pretend to have a portfolio. you can make a watch list in yahoo or on the and watch your shares rise /fall . there are even educational sections to teach you. I wish I'd learnt all this when I was young, but I had no idea the sharemarket even existed. That's why I write this blog.


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