Commonwealth Bank (CBA) is the largest company listed on the Australian stock market (ASX 200) with a market cap just over AUD $123 Billion.
Being the largest company on the ASX it is a widely held stock among investors directly as shareholders and indirectly via managed funds and super funds both domestically and internationally.
Similar to Woolworths that was recently reviewed on this blog see: Has woolworths wow turned a corner?
CBA had experienced strong and consistent share price gains over a number of decades and has been a very popular stock for that very reason.
Below you can see that CBA has joined a great run from the $5.80 a share range back in 1992 to the more recent highs achieved in March 2015 of just over $96 a share.
More recently CBA has been struggling to reach new highs in its share price. Since touching the $96 level last year the stock has been in a downtrend and bouncing off the $70 a share range to form a strong support level.
Below on the weekly chart you can see the level marked with a black line labelled - $70 strong support level, has so far not been breached, as CBA is currently trading just under the $72 a share level today.
If CBA was to break the $70 support level the next support area would be around the $64 a share range shown below with the black line labelled - $64 next level of support.
Zooming in on the stock you can clearly see since October last year that CBA has been bouncing off the $70 a share level a number of times and is close to approaching the $70 level for the 4th time in 12 months.
CBA just recently reported its earnings last month and based on the market's response sending the share price from around $78 a share when they announced their profit result to just under the $72 a share today the market believes the profit results were underwhelming for the largest bank and company in Australia.
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Australia has had an infatuation with real estate for a number of decades now, as many Australians have generated significant wealth through real estate as the local market has been rising steadily since the early 1980's.
Among a number of industries that have done very well from the popularity and boom of real estate prices has been real estate agents who typically charge around 2% plus marketing costs to vendors wanting to sell their real estate. Based on the median price property in Australia of just over $600,000 nationally the typical cost charged by agents averages around $12,000 plus marketing cost which can range but usually are around $2,500 bringing the total to around $14,500.
This where a new entrant to the Australian market comes in, based in the UK and has just expanded to Australia, Purplebricks is launching and is bringing a new low cost fixed fee disrupting listing model to the Australian real estate market.
By tapping into the latest digital media technology Purplebricks can lower the cost to sell real estate and is offering their service for a fixed fee of $4,500 per property. This includes all marketing costs including advertising on popular local online real estate sites like realestate.com.au.
Having listed in the UK and with a decent starting marketing budget of $17.2 million Purplebricks are looking to make a big impact in Australia as they look take market share from the local competitor real estate agency's.
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In this short video Satyajit Das, gives a frank and dim assessment on the future outlook of Australia and their prospects for jobs, income levels and life in retirement.
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