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Brazils Best stock Punts

Noted for their simplicity and other advantages over mutual funds, exchange-traded funds have become a popular investing tool. ETFs hold a collection of stocks that share certain elements in common, so that if investors want to capitalize on the booming economy in Brazil, for example, they can turn toiShares MSCI Brazil Index(AMEX: EWZ), which contains more than 40 Brazilian stocks in industries including energy, telecommunications, and consumer goods.   An ETF's investment in stocks from various industries gives you broad diversity, but also limits your upside. For an investor who was really hip to oil and gas explorers in the region but cold on the future prospects of telecom stocks, these ETFs wouldn't fit the bill. BRAZIL BOVESPA STOCK IDX  - Bovespa Index is a total return index weighted by traded volume and is comprised of the most liquid stocks traded on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange. POPULAR STOCK PICKS FROM EACH SECTOR FOR BRAZIL

Who is lakshmi Mittal ?

Lakshmi MittalMr. Lakshmi N. Mittal is the President and CEO of Arcelor Mittal.  Arcelor Mittal is the combination of the world’s number one and number two steel companies, Arcelor and Mittal Steel. Mr. Mittal founded Mittal Steel Company (formerly the LNM Group) in 1976.Arcelor-Mittal, the world’s top steel maker, has entered talks about a transaction with Australia’s Macarthur Coal after paying US$604mil for a near 15% stake in the firm, sending the coal miner’s shares to a record highLakshmi Narayan Mittal[1] (or Lakshmi Niwas Mittal) (born June 15, 1950) is a London-based Indianbillionaire industrialist, born in Sadulpur village, in the Churu district of Rajasthan, India, and resides in Kensington, London. He is the richest man in Europe and the fourth richest (5th NOW ) person in the world, with a personal fortune of US$45.0 billion according to Forbes magazine.[2][3]
Age: 55
Fortune: inherited and growing
Source: Steel
Net Worth: 23.5
Country Of Citizenship: India
Residence: London, U…

Median house prices Going down & Down

Median house prices for the March quarter: Sydney: fell 0.3 per cent to $554,000 Perth: fell 2.5 per cent to $460,000 Canberra: fell 6.8 per cent to $445,000 Melbourne: fell 8.4 per cent to $432,500 Darwin: rose 1.8 per cent to $420,000 Adelaide: rose 2 per cent to $362,100 Hobart: rose 1.5 per cent to $335,000Think you were having a bad time at the stock market , well you are not alone people who have invested in the land and housing sector are also suffering from a set back to thierThis Old House Bathrooms: A Guide to Design and Renovation
by Steve Thomas, Philip Langdon

Read more about this and nowhere to go .. while there has been a decline in buying activity and the prices are at a standstill or falling lower.So think ot over next time your friendly estate agent tells you that its the right time to buy that investment property when it might not be really true. More signs have emerged that the house price boom is tapering off. They’ve been happening all ove…

ASX Code: MCC Macarthur Coal Limited - Is the price right?

Company Profile Macarthur Coal Limited (MCC) is a coal mining, processing, exploration and development company, primarily focused on the production from the Coppabella and Moorvale coal mines, located near Moranbah in Queenslands Bowen Basin. All of the companys projects are located within Queensland.Company DetailsMacarthur Coal LimitedTrading Status: TradingFormer Names:ACN:096 001 955Chairman:Roger Marshall, Keith De LacyMD:Level 18, 215 Adelaide StBrisbane,QLD 4000Tel:(07) 3221 7210Fax:(07) 3229 1776 buys stake in Macarthur CoalShares of Macarthur Coal Ltd surged Wednesday after ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steelmaker, bought a 14.9 per cent stake in the miner and opened discussions about another transaction.Macarthur, which supplies more than a third of the world's pulverized coal, said ArcelorMittal had approached it "in respect of a potential transaction" after recently acquiring its stake in two large trades…

Stocks dropped Tuesday in Europe and Asia

Asian stocks fell for the first time in seven days, led by financial and real-estate companies, after Macquarie Group Ltd.Stocks dropped Tuesday in Europe and Asia, weighed down by retailers and property companies as the relentless climb in oil prices fueled inflation fears.U.S. crude oil futures for June delivery was trading at $127.20 a barrel, up 15 cents from its Monday close. Prices rose after the OPEC president, Chakib Khelil, said the cartel would not increase output at its next meeting in September. Oil has risen around 33 percent since the year began. Higher energy costs have spread fear among investors that consumers and businesses around the world would reel in their spending at a time when the global economy is slowing. In early trading, the FTSE 100 index was down 0.6 percent. The DJ Euro Stoxx 50 index, a barometer of euro zone blue chip companies, was down 0.7 percent. The CAC 40 in Paris was 1 percent lower, while the DAX in Frankfurt was down 0.6 percent. EADS, the pa…

Asian Stock Market Roundup

Asian stocks rose for a sixth day, led by commodities producers, as prices of precious metals and coal increased and crude oil traded near a record. Australian shares were higher in early afternoon trading on Monday led by the resources sector on stronger oil and metal prices, while Insurance Australia Group (IAG) was sharply lower as investors feared the poor performing general insurer will reject a sweetened offer from global insurer QBE Insurance Group. 'The resources sector is doing all the work today, being propelled higher on higher oil and gold prices -- there's a general realisation that commodity prices are going stay high,' said Michael Heffernan, an equities analyst at Sydney-based stockbroker Reynolds & Co. At 1:20 p.m. (0320 GMT) the S&P/ASX 200 was up 33.3 points or 0.6 percent at 5,964.3, though off a high of 5,980.8 reached during morning trading Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Australia's second-largest oil and gas producer, jumped the most in 19 year…

Sanford and avcol blues merge into Comsec trading

TEST POSTAvcol SecuritiesProvides on-line and phone trading in equities and warrants as well as options (ETOs).'re pleased to let you know that Avcol Securities has now joined with Commonwealth Securities Limited (CommSec), bringing significant benefits to all our clients. Visit to find out more about why we are Australia's leading online broker and have been voted Money Magazine's "Best Feature Packed Online Broker" for 2008 and the highest polling online broker two years running in the "Smart Investor League of Exceptional Service". Are you an Avcol customer and need to setup your access to CommSec? Get your CommSec Client ID today.Have you got your CommSec Client ID?Setup your access todayIf you are not an Avcol client and would like to join CommSec, apply online by selecting your trading experience below or call 13 15 19.Sanford: HomeA discount online share trading service. It offers different subscription packages w…

India , China will cause high oil prices says US

Close on the heels of President George W Bush's remarks linking Indians' food habits to rising global prices of commodities, the United States has now partly attributed the surge in oil futures to the increased demand in India and China. "There are a lot of different ways that we can reduce our dependence, but we have more to do and it's just — and also I would point out that, obviously, the demand for oil is growing around the world," White House Deputy Spokesman Scott Stanzel said in a briefing. "Many developing nations like India or China are having greatly increased demand, which obviously is having an impact on price," the senior White House official said responding to a question on the crude oil price crossing USD 120-mark. The senior White House official stressed that it was important for the United States to become less dependent on foreign sources of energy. Highlighting the need for "domestic exploration", he said, "We also have…

ASX All Ordinaries stock exchange companies list 04/08

S&P ASX All Ordinaries Index list of constitutents at 31 December 04SymbolCompanyCountryGICSSectorAVVAAV LimitedAustralia25Consumer DiscretionaryABPAbacus Property GroupAustralia40FinancialsABBABB Grain LimitedAustralia30Consumer StaplesABSABC Learning Centres LimitedAustralia20IndustrialsALRAberdeen Leaders LimitedAustralia40FinancialsADAAdacel Technologies LimitedAustralia45Information TechnologyAAUAdcorp Australia LimitedAustralia25Consumer DiscretionaryADBAdelaide Bank LimitedAustralia40FinancialsABCAdelaide Brighton LimitedAustralia15MaterialsADZAdsteam Marine LimitedAustralia20IndustrialsADGAdtrans Group LimitedAustralia25Consumer DiscretionaryAGXAgenix LimitedAustralia35Health CareAGIAinsworth Game Technology LimitedAustralia25Consumer DiscretionaryAJLAJ Lucas Group LimitedAustralia20IndustrialsLEP