Author archives: Kris Sayce

  • These ‘Tiny Stocks’ Can Swing 100%+ in Just Hours

    17.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on These ‘Tiny Stocks’ Can Swing 100%+ in Just Hours

    While I love ‘tiny stocks’, and while I believe they have the potential to be super lucrative for investors, it’s important to know that ‘tiny stocks’ can be incredibly risky, too.

  • Do You Know What Type of Investor You Are?

    14.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Do You Know What Type of Investor You Are?

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Investors think they know the type of investor that they are. Ask any investor whether they’re a conservative investor or an aggressive investor, and it likely won’t take long for them to

  • Tesla’s Rise Echoes the Dot-Com Bust

    11.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Tesla’s Rise Echoes the Dot-Com Bust

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – If you’ve paid close attention to Port Phillip Insider recently, you’ll know that we’ve had a one-way battle with American electric car company Tesla Inc. NASDAQ:TSLA and the company’s top

  • Debt Now Makes Up 325% of the World’s GDP

    10.04.2017 • ArgentinaComments Off on Debt Now Makes Up 325% of the World’s GDP

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – In 2016, global debt hit a new record. According to the Institute of International Finance (IIF), taking into account global debt from all sectors of the economy — that is, government, household

  • Tesla: America’s Top Car Maker (For A Day)

    06.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on Tesla: America’s Top Car Maker (For A Day)

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – We don’t care what happens next, we’ll take that as a victory. Our stock nemesis, Tesla Inc NASDAQ:TSLA fell US$8.70, or 2.86% overnight. Forget the fact that we’ve suggested short selling

  • America’s Biggest Car Company Has Yet to Make a Profit

    05.04.2017 • AustraliaComments Off on America’s Biggest Car Company Has Yet to Make a Profit

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Our stock market nemesis, Tesla Inc. NASDAQ:TSLA, is North America’s biggest car company. It is now bigger than Ford Motor Company NYSE:F and General Motors Company NYSE:GM. Today, the Tesla

  • Pot Stocks on the Rise in Australia

    24.03.2017 • InvestingComments Off on Pot Stocks on the Rise in Australia

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – The Aussie-listed cannabis sector is up nearly 140% this year. That significantly outpaces the 20% gain for the rest of the world’s cannabis stocks. Of course, it’s fair to note that US

  • Growing Aussie Timber Company Shows Warning Signs

    23.03.2017 • InvestingComments Off on Growing Aussie Timber Company Shows Warning Signs

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – According to the Bloomberg description of Quintis: ‘Quintis Ltd operates as a forestry management company. The Company focuses on the hosting and cultivation of sandalwood album. Quintis offers

  • Aussie Retirement Funds Forbid Home-Buyers to Dip Into Pensions

    21.03.2017 • The EconomyComments Off on Aussie Retirement Funds Forbid Home-Buyers to Dip Into Pensions

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – And so, another political thought bubble is consigned to the waste paper bin of history — for now, anyway. That was the idea of allowing first home buyers to cash-in some of their

  • Confidence in Australia’s Housing Market Erodes

    17.03.2017 • InvestingComments Off on Confidence in Australia’s Housing Market Erodes

    Only 11.6% of Australian consumers now think that property is a safe place for savings. That's down from 28% in September 2015. In other words, as recently as just over two years ago, nearly one-third of consumers thought housing was a safe bet. Today,

  • Do Tesla Investors Have Stockholm Syndrome?

    16.03.2017 • InvestingComments Off on Do Tesla Investors Have Stockholm Syndrome?

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Some days, we just don’t get the markets. Take this, from the Financial Times: ‘Tesla turned to Wall Street for another $1bn cash injection on Wednesday as it sought a bigger financial cushion

  • Housing Trouble Down Under

    15.03.2017 • InvestingComments Off on Housing Trouble Down Under

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Trouble mounts. Not for Donald Trump, but for Aussie housing. As the Sydney Morning Herald explains: ‘Hundreds of new home owners have been left in limbo after the collapse of a land developer

  • Can Elon Musk Save Australia From an Energy Crisis?

    14.03.2017 • The EconomyComments Off on Can Elon Musk Save Australia From an Energy Crisis?

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – You’ve got to give him an ‘A’ for PR skills. We’re talking about Elon Musk, the chairman of Tesla Inc. NASDAQ:TSLA. Over the past few days, the world has gone gaga about Mr Musk’s plan

  • What’s Ailing America?

    10.03.2017 • The EconomyComments Off on What’s Ailing America?

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – The Wall Street Journal reports: ‘U.S. household net worth climbed to a record $92.8 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2016, as the end-of-year surge in stocks and a steady climb in home prices

  • Deluded Bankers Play Down Threat of Australian Housing Bubble

    09.03.2017 • InvestingComments Off on Deluded Bankers Play Down Threat of Australian Housing Bubble

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – We guess the inference here is that because all these supposedly non-socialists advocated a dumb policy idea, it must be a perfectly sane idea for a socialist government to implement. Of course,

  • Prepare for a Boom in the Australian House-Sitting Industry

    08.03.2017 • The EconomyComments Off on Prepare for a Boom in the Australian House-Sitting Industry

    We had a good laugh reading today’s Australian Financial Review in relation to a story on Victoria’s new vacant property tax. The attempt to raise tax revenues and decrease vacant homes can be avoided by unconventional means.

  • Snapchat For Dummies (Or Seniors)

    07.03.2017 • TechComments Off on Snapchat For Dummies (Or Seniors)

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – The trend is your friend. So say prodigious and hapless traders alike. In the case of Snap Inc NYSE:SNAP the trend was up for the first two days of trading — buy! But for the last one day of

  • Australia: the World’s Biggest Banana Republic? 

    06.03.2017 • Gold and Natural ResourcesComments Off on Australia: the World’s Biggest Banana Republic? 

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Unkind folks would say that Papua New Guinea meets the definition of a small ‘banana republic’. It’s somewhat politically unstable, and relies on the export of natural resources, rather than

  • Australia Doubles Grants Available to Home Buyers

    03.03.2017 • InvestingComments Off on Australia Doubles Grants Available to Home Buyers

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – We enjoyed this news story from the KPIX CBS affiliate in San Francisco: ‘California could have to hand over some documents on cellphone use it tried to keep under wraps. ‘On Friday, a

  • Time to “Don” the Red Cap

    02.03.2017 • Politics and WarComments Off on Time to “Don” the Red Cap

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Making investing great again So, after all our talk about recession, what’s the deal with these soaring stock markets? The Wall Street Journal explains: ‘The Dow industrials surged more than

  • Australia’s Non-Recession and What it Means to Be Contrarian

    01.03.2017 • InvestingComments Off on Australia’s Non-Recession and What it Means to Be Contrarian

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – For the past five weeks, we’ve relentlessly (and by relentlessly, we mean every…single…day) warned you about the prospect of Australia falling into a recession. Today was the crucial day. We

  • Australian Iron-Ore Giant Fortescue Flirts With Coal

    28.02.2017 • Gold and Natural ResourcesComments Off on Australian Iron-Ore Giant Fortescue Flirts With Coal

    Why the sudden shift? Maybe it’s all a matter of context. Or maybe, with an outstanding debt of US$6.7 billion, major investors have told Fortescue to focus on the one thing it appears to do reasonably well: mining and producing iron ore.

  • Countdown to an Aussie Recession (And How You Should Play It)

    27.02.2017 • The EconomyComments Off on Countdown to an Aussie Recession (And How You Should Play It)

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – Here’s a story which sends a shudder of complacency down our spine. From Business Insider Australia: ‘Australia is likely to avoid a technical recession — defined as two consecutive quarters

  • When the Reserve Bank Speaks, the Aussie Dollar Climbs

    24.02.2017 • The EconomyComments (0)

    By Kris Sayce – Port Phillip Insider (Australia) – We’re closing in on R-Day. That is ‘Recession Day’. The Australian Bureau of Statistics is due to release the latest gross domestic product (GDP) numbers at 11:30am on Wednesday, 1 March.