Thursday, October 23, 2014
What are the shares of the future, the ones that should find a place in every share investor's portfolio?
The Sydey Morning Herald asked five leading share analysts to nominate five shares each.
The picks have to be suitable for conservative investors who intend to invest for the long term.
Naturally, those requirements lead to the larger companies that tend to pay higher dividends than other companies and often, but not always, have high levels of franking credits.
With interest rates at a 50-year low, investors have been chasing yield on the sharemarket.
As a consequence, share prices of the big dividend payers, such as most of the big banks and Telstra, have, until recently, risen strongly over the past two years.
Much of the sell-off on the Australian sharemarket over the past few weeks has simply followed selling on Wall Street.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Integrate your portfolio transactions into Skaffold and be notified when you need to review a company or make a trade.
Once you’ve exported your transactions from your online broking account, integrating them into Skaffold is easy.
We logged into our personal broking accounts to show you how.
With your transactions imported and portfolio set up, Skaffold can let you know when you need to review a company or place a trade.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Skaffold’s Portfolio tool has experienced a raft of upgrades in recent months. The other day we added dividends. Now you can see the true performance of your portfolio (or watchlist if you’re monitoring a collection of top stocks).
Click here to login to Skaffold now and check out how your portfolio has performed with the inclusion of dividends.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Reports for around 300 global stocks flowed through Skaffold during January, including Apple, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, AT&T, Facebook, Intel, The Boeing Company, eBay, Nike, Caterpillar, Starbucks, Kimberly Clark, Yahoo!, Motorola, Xerox, Oshkosh, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Metro Inc, Prada, Singapore Exchange, PZ Cussons and SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance.
Exclusively for Skaffold members, we’ve put together a list of companies whose latest financial results are now available in Skaffold, including updated Skaffold Scores and Safety Margins.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Have you checked out Skaffold’s new portfolio management tool? It was released a week ago and based on your feedback so far, its proving be a really handy tool to track portfolio performance and make those all important portfolio management decisions.
You can now add multiple transactions, specify the date and price you paid for the shares, and add sell transactions. Skaffold will track your portfolio’s performance and most importantly, let you know how the portfolio is forecast to perform over the next couple of years plus estimate the dividends your businesses are forecast to pay.
We’ve put together some tips to help you get your portfolio set up correctly. Depending upon the size of your portfolio, and how frequently you trade, you’ll need to set aside around half an hour for the initial set up. Once its done you’ll be able to clearly see which of your holdings may be candidates to sell, if you’re overweight or underweight in a particular sector, and which stocks are dragging down the future growth prospects of your overall portfolio.
You’ll also be able to set up custom alerts and be notified when share prices move above or below specific thresholds, if valuations change overnight, and when new annual or interim reports are released.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Over the last month more than 825 companies in Skaffold Global have updated to reflect their latest interim or full year financial results. Of those 825 stocks, 344 have seen their Skaffold Scores change.
Microsoft (MSFT) and biopharmaceutical manufacturer Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) have joined the US A1 club, alongside Boeing Company (BA), Mastercard (MA) and Eli Lilly (LLY). In Europe Hugo Boss (BOSS) fell from A1 to A2 whilst London-listed gambling company William Hill jumped from B2 (2011 full year to A1.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
It’s the last week of reporting season, and the upsets keep emerging. Regional airline Regional Express (REX) has held Skaffold’s second highest A2 Score for 5 of the past 10 years. REX has fallen to A3. So has Seymour Whyte. Other companies to update in Skaffold include Silver Lake Resources (SLR), Saracen Mineral Holdings (SAR), AV Jennings (AVJ), Corporate Travel Management (CTD), Global Construction Services (GCS), Harvey Norman (HVN), Challenger (CGF) and Perpetual (PPT).