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    What percentage of small cap companies fail?

    I definitely do not have the skills or interests to do short term trading. More interested in medium to long term. Just curious to know which companies have gone completely under and no longer list with the ASX.
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    What percentage of small cap companies fail?

    I am trying to gain some sense of the prospects of ASX stocks in the micro cap category. I know in the U.S they refer to them as penny dreadfuls and are generally not well regarded by the establishment, until of course they emerge as the next Apple or Walmart. I understand they represent high...
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    Technical analysis software

    Thanks guys n gals - that gives me a number of avenues to chase!
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    Technical analysis software

    I'm more of FA type of investor for the mid to long term. I'm interested in combining this with a bit of TA so I can better time my entries and exits. My problem is limited time. By way of accelerating my learning in this area I was wondering is there any software out there (free or paid) that...
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    XRP - Ripple (in the pond)

    Actually no - that's not it. (I didn't realise I had my virtual portfolio open instead of my actual one.) So I am stuck with the original issue above.
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    XRP - Ripple (in the pond)

    Ok - just worked it out. Its an issue with Chrome. Works fine in IE
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    XRP - Ripple (in the pond)

    Anyone know why you have to deposit funds in order to make a sell trade on Etoro? Doesn't make any sense to me. Its asking for a deposit equal to the amount I want to sell! I can only assume it is some glitch in their system and I am still waiting on a reply from them.
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    Overseas shares vs. Australian shares 2017

    I switched my super from Australian shares to "Overseas Shares" about a month or two ago but they have only gone down since. Any thoughts why? I heard that international shares were the go for 2017 ( I'm assuming overseas and international shares are the same thing?) Appreciate any thoughts.
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    Best Super allocation for growth potential?

    I am wondering what people think would be the best superannuation investment option (non SMSF) in terms of highest growth potential. International shares? Aggressive? Australian Shares? Appreciate your thoughts and reasons for each.
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    Takeover bid

    I don't quite understand what happens if a stock you own is under a takeover bid. For instance, SAI is supposed to be under a takeover bid by Hong Kong-based Baring Asia Private Equity for $4.75.
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    Set and forget your super?

    I guess this is a question about timing the market. So what do folk recommend in regard to Super - set and forget your investment options or switch to lower risk options if you sense a downturn up ahead? Any basic clues how a person might predict a downturn? Ps For those interested (and I...
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    Montgomery Fund for Super?

    I am also considering the 'build your own options' feature within my exisitng super fund (Catholic Super). The options are Australian Australian Shares Overseas Shares Property Diversified Fixed Interest FlexiTerm Deposit Cash I would have a mix of course but should I favour Australian or...
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    Full ASX Excel Spreadsheet

    One suggested addition: could add company category column: Automobiles & Components Banks Capital Goods Class Pend Commercial Services & Supplies Consumer Durables & Apparel Consumer Services Diversified Financials Energy Food, Beverage & Tobacco Health Care Equipment & Services...
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    Full ASX Excel Spreadsheet

    THis is terrific- thanks WW! I am going to use this as a way of making sense of all the ASX data. I'm also adding a "commentary" column for my own use to note key observations on my filtered stocks. Top stuff!:)
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    Montgomery Fund for Super?

    Thanks for those insights. Since yesterday, I've been looking into another alternative which is a superannuation fund that allows you to pick your own stocks (not just your risk profile). THere's one called Netwealth and they offer a product called Super Accelerator Plus . Anyone come across it...
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