To begin the year we looked briefly at the current economic situation facing the share market both in Australia and overseas, and compared this to conditions which had prevailed in February 2016. We spoke about some shares which had shown good growth since our last meeting in November 2016, as well as some stocks which unfortunately had shown marked declines.
Peter Simpson had put together a Performance Spread Sheet from Market Analyst showing the 6 month and 12 month return of 200 shares. We distributed this list to those present so they could check at their leisure how their own shares had performed over the past year.
Our other study for the afternoon was a sheet showing how to Use Commsec to Your Advantage. Many of our members are familiar with this website. However, parts of it have been revamped and these were demonstrated so that members can get as much information from the website as they require.
The next meeting of Investment will be on Friday 3rd March 2017 at 1.15pm in W4.