Why am I in cash

Why am I in cash?

Financial markets are currently experiencing a whirlwind of activity, characterized by some unprecedented movements in various instruments. Bond yields are surging to levels not witnessed since 2007. More concerning, however, is the remarkable increase in correlation between bond and stock prices, a phenomenon rarely observed in the past four decades. In the last 18 months, […]

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current market conditions

Current market conditions

As many of our portfolios enter Portfolio Protect mode, we wanted to take a minute to address the current market conditions (September 2023) and the ongoing performance of The Chartist portfolios. At The Chartist, we make no attempts to hide the inevitability of drawdowns or lacklustre performance. These situations are fundamental parts of markets and trading. Understanding they can and will happen is an important factor […]

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The Crucial Role of Good Trading Habits

The Crucial Role of Good Trading Habits

Today I’ve got my cranky pants on…but you need to hear this. Nothing infuriates me more than witnessing someone treating their trading with disrespect. Trading is a business; it requires discipline, routine and respect. If you can’t dedicate the time and discipline required to run your trading strategy then you should NOT be trading. Let’s get […]

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Economic update for June 2023

Ecomonic Update for June 2023

With interest rate rises, uncertainty around property prices, employment rates and inflation levels, we thought it would be good to share Bendigo Bank‘s Chief Ecomonist David Robertson’s market update for June 2023.  

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Real Test software

Looking back on 2022 and towards 2023

Nick Radge reviews the charts for 2022. What was that all about and what can we expect for the year ahead?

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US Stockmarket - Technical Outlook

US Stockmarket – Technical Outlook

Global Chart Analyst, Scott Goddard, technical view of the US Stockmarket – Technical Outlook. December 2022. Bottom Line Daily Trend: Neutral Weekly Trend: Up Monthly Trend: Neutral Support Levels: 3600 – 3400 Resistance Levels: 4200-4300/ 4638 / 4819 (all-time highs) Technical Discussion We remain near-term bearish until the 4200-4300 resistance level, which is above the […]

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investment cycle

Investment Cycle

It’s been awhile since we’ve had an extended period of doom and gloom, but it should be expected at some stage over the investment cycle. The trick is to survive as best as possible so we can get involved when the good times come around again…and they will. How bad has it been? According to […]

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Growth Portfolio Performance Update by Nick Radge

Growth Portfolio Performance Update

We’ve received a number of questions about the Growth Portfolio performance recently so Nick Radge has put together an update, explained the performance and how to manage the current market situation. If you have any questions about the Growth Portfolio performance update please drop me an email. Nick and Trish Radge trade the Growth Portfolio […]

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difficult market

Difficult 6-months in the Markets

It’s been a very difficult 6-months in the markets, at least for me. After a record 2020, and a strong 2021, a slap across the face by Mr Market was needed to remind me to be respectful and remain humble. It’s happened before. For many however, dealing with drawdowns, either deep or extended, can be […]

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