Monday, 22 April 2013

VIX Chart - Chicago Board Options Exchange SPX Volatility Index - Bloomberg

As VIX (Volatility Index) shot up today, here is a link to the chart for those who like a visual presentation of the value(s):

VIX Chart - Chicago Board Options Exchange SPX Volatility Index - Bloomberg

Annual Market Cycles

Here is the chart for annual market cycles for US and Australia, taken from 1985 until now.

Source: link

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Asset Allocation

Below are several tools that help with asset allocation:

  • (Vanguard) Index Portfolio Calculator (link)
  • Vanguard Portfolio Asset Allocation models (link)

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Skaffold > Stock Research

Skaffold occassionally provides free reports related to stock market in general or particular participants. Educational.
They calculate "intrinsic" market value and compare to prices.

Skaffold > Stock Research

Monday, 15 April 2013

eTrade Managed Funds Latest Notices

Latest Managed Funds Notices at eTrade Australia are located here.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

UN Finance


  • Pension Fund (link)
  • Investment division (link)

Bosnian Finance

Links to Bosnian financial topics.


  • Intesa Sao Paolo (link)
  • ProCredit (link)
  • Moja banka (link)
  • Balkan Investment Bank (link)
  • Sparkasse (link)
Page on Bosnia on Finance site - link.

Austrian financial news

European Inflation Data

European annual inflation data, from Eurostat: link

Thursday, 11 April 2013

ETF Tools

  • ETFs at Xetra (link)
  • Vanguard
  • iShares DE (link)
  • Deka
  • Source (link)
  • ETF Lab (link)

Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Some theoretical background on bonds as an investment vehicle.
  • Bonds, Investopedia (link)
  • Debt Instruments 101: An Introduction to Bonds (link)
  • Investing in Bonds Europe (link)
More details on specific aspects of bonds:
  • Interest calculation and yield curves (link)
  • Coupon (link)
    • Zero-coupon (link)

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Australian Investment Links


Market related news

Stock Market 


Market Tools ● ASX Market Update

Dividend Information

Share Dividends (link)


Share Registries


Superannuation Funds