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London metal Index Slides dowwwnnn

London Metal Exchange - LME The LME can trace its origins back to 1571 although it was formally established in 1877 as the London Metal Market and Exchange company. Today it is the world's largest non-ferrous metals exchange. The LME trades futures and options contracts in Aluminium, aluminium alloy, North American Special Aluminium Alloy (NASAAC), copper grade A, zinc, tin, primary nickel, standard lead and Silver. It also trades traded average price contracts (TAPOs) for aluminium and copper grade A, aluminium alloy, North American Special Aluminium Alloy (NASAAC), standard lead, primary nickel, tin and zinc. London Metal Exchange Traded Average Price Options (TAPOs) for copper grade A, high grade primary aluminium, standard lead, primary nickel, special high grade zinc, aluminium alloy and tin are Exchange cleared contracts based on the LME Monthly Average Settlement Price (MASP). Because many users in the industry price their physical material on the basis of the LME MASP, br…

Capital gains tax calculator for shares and investments

A software for Capital gains TAx calculation & some tipse-cgt Capital Gains Tax calculatorANother calculator >> http://www.australianbiz.com.au/propertycgtcalculator.aspxAnother CGT calculator >>Capital Gains Tax CalculatorWhat is e-cgt?e-cgt is a free capital gains tax software package you download and install on your computer. The software was designed for the Tax Office for use by individuals with capital gains and capital losses. Non-individuals can use the program to calculate individual capital gains and capital losses but should not use the 'Application of choices' section. The software: helps you to identify and gather the information needed to calculate a capital gain or capital loss provides you with a printout of the calculations and provides you with a printout of the information you have entered in a form suitable for record keeping purposes.If you are an individual, e-cgt also calculates your net capital gain or loss for the year, or where choices…

Overseas stock markets - India & china Bullish

Where iss the Indian stock Market HeadingSensex has just crossed 15000 mark n the long overdue correction cd set in anytime .Its risky out there n its ideal time to book profits The BSE sensex hit an all time High on Friday the 7th of July crossing the 15000 mark. This time the jubilations n celebrations were absent n response frm various investors quite muted. Everyone is skeptical as to what course the sensex wd take frm here on n what returns one cd expect in the coming months.It has risen frm 3000 levels of 2003 to 15000 levels in 2007 giving a 5 fold return for investors who hang in there. Going forwd,the returns at the max cd be only 20% per yr if u consider that sensex wd rise to 30000 in 5 yrs time.Thus the risk reward ratio is not very attractive. gone r the days when u cd buy anything n still make a killing.Only very few sectors like capital goods,construction/realestate,telecom ,banks,oil-gas n steel hv participated in the current rally.Sectors like fmcg,consumer durab…

IS ALAN KOHLER's EUREKA REPORT WORTH SOMETHING ???

Alan Kohler IN his eureka report analyses some current Stocks ! Is it the top for stocks?Is it the top for stocks? Not yet, but at the first sign of "buyer's panic" you can always sell into stupidity writes Alan Kohler, publisher of the Eureka Report. In mid April 2007, the International Monetary Fund produced what Morgan Stanley's perennial bear, chief economist Steve Roach, described as "the single most optimistic official forecast I have ever seen for the global economy".

It was the IMF's twice-yearly World Economic Outlook (see link below), the centrepiece of which was a forecast that the global economy would grow by 4.9% in each of the next two years after four years of actually growing by an average of 4.9% a year.

In the modern era of the world economy (that is, after the end of Bretton Woods monetary system in the early 1970s following the US balance of payments crisis and collapse of the dollar) there has never been a six-year period of such…

WEEKLY REPORT FOR AUSTRALIAN STOCK MARKET

WEEKLY REPORT FOR  AUSTRALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE
20 Jul 2007With City Index CFDs you can enjoy the upside of leverage, with the reassurance of a stop loss. So why not trade the best value share, currency, commodity or index CFDs?  Trade smarter within the hour at www.cityindex.com.auShould we be worried by the tightening credit conditions in the US? Yes, but not too concerned, yet. It should be monitored but so far it's the top end of the market where the big boys play where the strains are being felt. But it does have the potential to spread across economies. We in Australia might be saved by China, which booms and booms. This Week's Contents Credit Chill GrowsSlowly but surely a credit crunch is creeping across capital markets. It's not a squeeze, more a constriction, not yet threatening, but it could end that way. The spiralling collapse in America's subprime mortgage market and associated credit derivatives is the catalyst ... read moreChina Booms And BoomsWhen does an e…

Home loans Comparisons The australian dream

Housing SolutionsNow more than ever the dream is just that ... for first home buyers especially, property prices are soaring out of reach. So, is it time for Australia to bite the bullet...introduce home loans that your grandkids will be paying off? Make taxpayers subsidise interest payments?Get over the idea of owning a home alone, but share it, with another family, or even a bank...or the government?James and Kirsty are pretty typical of young couples their age - trying to scrape together enough money as they can to buy a house - but it's getting tougher by the minute. "Looking to spend about 350 which is still an astronomical amount of money to us want a house 3 bedrooms one bathroom just the bare minimum but doesn't look feasible at the moment" and James and Kirsty are far from being alone - the Perth market is swamped with people searching for their first home.Shane Kempton from real estate agents Harcourts believes first home buyers need to look outside the squ…

cComsec report highlights + Global Nickel $ 3 Million Offer

1Top 200: Movers and Shakers Top 10ASX Code Company Name Market Cap JUNE($m)Last week'sprice ($)This week'sprice ($)Change(%)1 MCC MacArthur Coal 556.2 5.90 6.80 15.32 QGC Queensland Gas 1192.2 2.43 2.75 13.23 ERA Energy Resources 1354.1 18.65 20.89 12.04 SMY Sally Malay Mining 770.9 3.95 4.36 10.45 ILU Iluka Resources 1429.8 5.72 6.29 10.06 MMG Macquarie Media 762.9 4.40 4.82 9.57 CGF Challenger F.S.G.Ltd 2541.8 5.66 6.16 8.88 PDN Paladin Resources 5600.3 8.30 9.03 8.89 CSM Consolidated Mineral 555.3 2.63 2.84 8.010 SDG Sunland Group Ltd 578.8 3.80 4.08 7.4Bottom 10ASX Code Company Name Market Cap($m)Last week'sprice ($)This week'sprice ($)Change(%)201 IGO Independence Group 806.5 7.90 7.05 -10.8200 TEN Ten Network Holdings 931.0 3.10 2.83 -8.7199 BEN Bendigo Bank Limited 2277.6 16.48 15.41 -6.5198 BDG Bendigo Mining Ltd 153.6 0.33 0.31 -6.1197 BXB Brambles Limited 17638.4 12.55 11.85 -5.6196 CTX Caltex Australia 3780.0 26.49 25.10 -5.2195 SIP Sigma Pharmaceutical 195…