Finder reveals the best share trading app for long-term investors

We’ve just been crowned Australia’s #1 share trading app for long-term investing in the 2023 Finder Awards. This exciting victory is a testament to our commitment to empowering Aussie investors to achieve their long-term financial goals, no matter their experience level. We also received praise for our beginner and ETF broker features, coming in as…

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Qantas Profits Take Flight: Will Shareholders Reap the Rewards?

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“But Qantas has bounced back strongly from Covid,” they said.  “Isn’t it time for another dividend?” Amidst the turbulence of the global pandemic, Australia’s leading airline has emerged as an emblem of resilience and adaptability.  Unlike its weakened rival, Virgin Australia, Qantas has weathered the storm and posted optimistic updates as revenge travel continues to…

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How Microsoft (MSFT) Keeps Its Share Price Strong

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No one — especially not Google or Apple — can ignore the tech success story that is Microsoft (MSFT). This pioneering tech giant has defended its dominant market share for nearly 50 years. How does it do it? With a management team that’s always keeping an eye on the latest innovations, a B2B business model…

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Who is Hindenburg Research? Understanding the Activist Short-Selling Game

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How many research reports does it take to bring down one of India’s biggest companies? One activist short seller released a single, scathing report targeting the world’s third-richest man, Gautam Adani. Yes, that Adani. It struck a 45% blow to his company’s share price. It’s one thing to take a short position. It’s another to…

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Is the IPO freeze finally thawing?

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What are the best upcoming IPOs to watch?   1. Is the IPO freeze finally thawing? It’s been a long, cold winter for IPOs. That’s because timing is everything, and market conditions haven’t exactly been favourable over the past year. Many companies have been biding their time as they wait out economic headwinds. But could…

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Liontown the pride leader

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Liontown Resources rejected a $5.5b bid
 and became the most Googled stock on the ASX this week.   1. Liontown Resources chooses to play the field What are tier 1 lithium assets really worth? One Aussie mining explorer just turned down a $5.5 billion offer. Liontown (ASX: LTR) rejected a $2.50 a share takeover bid…

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A forced marriage of two banking titans

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The Swiss government brokered a deal for UBS to take over Credit Suisse.   1. UBS agrees to buy Credit Suisse Sooo… a major, 166-year-old Swiss bank got bought out this week after a shocking drop in its share price. That’s right. You’d think they would have got their house in order after 166 years….

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SVB – The biggest banking collapse since 2008

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Silicon Valley Bank closed its doors on Friday, triggering anxiety across the Tech World.   1. SVB Goes Bust Silicon Valley Bank, a US bank specialising in lending to technology companies, was shut down by regulators and had its assets seized on Friday. This is the biggest bank failure in the US since the 2008 financial…

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ChatGPT versus Google Bard: The Deep Dive

The Origins All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. On 30th November, a company called OpenAI launched an artificial intelligence chatbot, called ChatGPT. While not the first AI chatbot to be presented to the masses, its detailed and articulate answers across a wide variety of knowledge domains has seen it garner attention that…

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The Apple of Goldman’s Eye

    1. Goldman Sachs rates Apple a buy For the first time in nearly six years, Goldman Sachs has recommended buying Apple stock. This comes after the investment bank has remained on the sidelines while the iPhone maker’s stock has more than quadrupled in value. This change in Goldman’s recommendation has come largely due to Apple’s…

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Retailers report bumper earnings

Spotlight: retailers report bumper profits

A big week of reporting on the ASX saw strong results from retailers while e-commerce businesses that benefited from lockdowns continue to struggle.   1. Retail Therapy is real Several Australian retailers have reported positive financial results for the first half of the financial year. Wesfarmers reported a 14.1% increase in net profit to $1.384…

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Disney to let go of 7000 staff

Disney is set to cut 7,000 jobs from its workforce as part of a global restructuring strategy that will see the entertainment company save $5.5 billion.   1. Not a Disney Fairytale Disney has announced that it will cut 7,000 jobs from its 220,000 global workforce as part of a cost-cutting initiative aimed at streamlining the company….

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