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Australian shares close flat
The Australian share market has closed flat, with the big supermarket owners weighing on sentiment as the earnings season winds up.
Share market edges higher
by AAP The share market is slightly higher with gains in the financial sector offsetting the impact of a falling iron ore price on the...read more >
Big miners weigh on share market
by AAP The share market has ended a seven session winning run as a fall in iron ore prices weighed on the resources sector. The fall in...read more >
Share market ends week at six-year high
by AAP The share market has posted a seventh straight session of gains, taking it to another new six-year high. CommSec market analyst...read more >

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THE DAILY WORD with Peter Switzer

Why frequent flyer businesses are so valuable
Have you ever wondered why Qantas' frequent flyer program is valued over $2 billion? I explain why today.
Testing market positivity starts this week
by Peter Switzer Despite Russian threats to Ukraine sovereignty and Middle East concerns, the strength of the US economy has powered...read more >
Not even this market could ignore “Russia invades” headlines
by Peter Switzer Not even this very optimistic, programmed for positivity stock market on Wall Street, which leads the world,...read more >
Why Keating hits below the belt
by Peter Switzer Two developments have pushed me to buy into Paul Keating’s characteristic hitting below the belt in relation...read more >
Team Abbott to lift for Team Australia
by Peter Switzer Apparently the Abbott Government team was called together on the weekend in Canberra and virtually told it was time...read more >
Today you should get richer!
by Peter Switzer Stand by for another day when you get richer via your super funds, with the stock market bound to take the lead...read more >
Putin’s McDonald’s stance positive
by Peter Switzer Jackson Hole has come and gone and Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen didn’t set markets on fire in either...read more >
Hang on – is this a market melt-up?
by Peter Switzer Most normal people have heard of a market meltdown — we saw that in 2008 after Lehman Brothers was allowed to...read more >
Tell me something I don’t know
by Peter Switzer Nothing really significant is happening that has grabbed me but there’s a whole pile of interesting tidbits...read more >
Could beheading rattle the stock market?
by Peter Switzer The US stock market has put together the best couple of days in about four months and it has been the...read more >
Dow surges! What just happened?
  by Peter Switzer The Dow ended up over 175 points, so what just happened? The expert numbers guys say a correction is overdue...read more >
Here's what you should be worrying about
by Peter Switzer Believe it or not, I think the Oz economy will do OK.  However, if you need to worry (and the negative...read more >
Joe must go! Not!
by Peter Switzer Joe Hockey’s foot in the mouth disease has some calling for his replacement while Vladimir Putin has used his...read more >
Get your focus right – the stock market is more important than Joe’s Budget
by Peter Switzer I know Joe Hockey telling poor people that they don’t drive much and that’s why the fuel excise won't...read more >
Ignore Negatalia and go to Positalia!
by Peter Switzer Another day in Negatalia with really good news ignored on the front pages of newspapers, so I better take you to...read more >
Don’t miss this – more good news!
by Peter Switzer Another day of headlines and no newspaper is interested in good economic news when there are stories about jihad,...read more >
Stop worrying, and Joe, stop Budget bleating
by Peter Switzer There are two things I’d really like to see happen. The first is that we stop worrying about the economy, and...read more >
Stop the presses. 109,900 jobs created!
by Peter Switzer While Wall Street has a small battle with the Russian threat, let’s look at what I predicted last night on my TV...read more >
Nothing shocking overnight, but I have Future Shock!
by Peter Switzer With Wall Street not shocking us in an uneventful night for markets, (though Italy dropped back into recession and...read more >
20,000 Russian troops will scare stock markets
by Peter Switzer I know we’re interested in whether we can have a drink on the Manly Ferry and whether Andrew Bolt can risk...read more >
This is not gossip. It’s good news for your wealth!
by Peter Switzer What follows is not gossip. It’s not sexy, provocative nor divisive. It means it won’t be front-page...read more >
Could the Australian stock market outperform the Yanks?
by Peter Switzer So what will it be this week for stocks? Up or down? Given the 69-point fall of the Dow, we will probably succumb...read more >
Dow drops 300 points! Time to panic?
by Peter Switzer The Dow has shed 300 points, so is this the overdue correction that I have found impossible to let go of? Recall, I...read more >
I'm right on the US Economy so how about stocks?
by Peter Switzer You can never be too cocksure with economies and stock markets, though the former is more...read more >
Julia was back and hate resurfaced, but there are bigger fish to fry
by Peter Switzer My team who check out our website hits, reactions, comments, tweets, etc. tell me when I look at controversial...read more >
Rent or buy? It’s a silly argument
by Peter Switzer With the major banks killing to lock people into five-year fixed rate home loans, which look cheap but are dearer...read more >
Correct me if I am wrong – I’m watching the world’s most important woman
by Peter Switzer Anyone who knows me knows I don’t like to be unnecessarily negative, but I have been focused on the overdue...read more >
Could the stock market melt up?
by Peter Switzer Here is an odd suggestion — what if we don’t get a correction and instead get a melt up for stocks? I...read more >
Psst. Want to buy a cheap Aussie dollar?
by Peter Switzer Psst. Want to buy a cheap Aussie dollar? Well, you might have to wait for Christmas, and wouldn’t it make a...read more >
Screw bad news, I’m going long on good news
by Peter Switzer With our beloved newspapers and electronic news services captured by the usual list of tragedies, political...read more >

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