Traders Edge – Friday 23rd August

The benchmark S&P 500 ended little changed on Thursday as a fall in U.S. jobless claims offset data showing a contraction in U.S. manufacturing activity while investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech on Friday for clues on the central...

Have I Left it Too Late?

There’s a saying that goes something like ‘the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second-best time to plant a tree is today.’  That leads me to another favorite of mine, ‘someone is sitting in the shade today, because someone planted a tree a long...

Traders Edge – Monday 19th August

US stocks have rebounded as an ebbing bond rally and news of potential German economic stimulus brought buyers back to the equities market, closing the book on a tumultuous week. While all three major US stock averages ended Friday’s session higher, they still...

Downsizing into Retirement

As many Australians prepare to make the move into retirement, downsizing the family home into a smaller abode is often common.   The need for a large 5-bedroom home is no longer, as your children have grown up and moved out, and the desire for a smaller...