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  1. They're advertising this pretty hard. Really going for the retail investors. What's the ownership structure like for Medibank pre-IPO? I would like to know whose shares we're buying. What's that saying - once bitten twice shy?
  2. Neat visualisation of the S&P500 since its conception. http://d3stockmarket.herokuapp.com/
  3. jwlkr


    Hi Wolverine. No I didn't accept. Have sent an email to them via their website. Will get on the horn tomorrow. Worst case scenario, my money's in Nigeria or Ukraine.
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    Thanks Balance. That's quite worrying actually. I must admit I haven't exactly been on top of things. That early? They were delisted on 18 Sept. Anyhow, I've emailed them.
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    When do they cut us the cheque? Mine hasn't arrived yet.
  6. Thanks for sharing that Arty. I agree that the bar for entry has been set artificially low. A good example is engineering and the physical sciences. A large number of students who qualified based on their ATAR received a very nasty surprise in their 1st semester. I also know a number of electrical engineering graduates who cannot hold a candle to a qualified sparkie in terms of their basic knowledge of circuits. I also agree with the notion that the lowering of this bar is driven by profit motives. Perhaps I had been a little too optimistic in my initial response. I don't necessarily agree with the idea that the school curriculum is being set to place student egos ahead of their academic needs. Also, your statement about "the Powers that Be" sounded a tad paranoid. What you think that way? Serious question. No offense intended. I've always enjoyed your posts.
  7. The state of the job market... Financial Review Call me an optimist but I don't think it looks that bad. In particular, the numbers for science and engineering fields look like they're on the amends. I think the findings goes to show that baseline tertiary education, ie. the bachelors degree, is becoming the new high school certificate as our industries becomes more knowledge-oriented. I think that's a good thing. I don't mind at all the fact that many universities are over-enrolling certain courses (medicine exempt).
  8. I've never been good at playing limbo. How low will this one go? I'm eyeing this one as a long term investment. Just gotta get the entry point right.
  9. I've never heard that one. Will keep an eye out for those headlines in the coming weeks. Anyhow, I do my part by always voting against directors' remuneration on the off chance that my parcel just happens to be the feather that breaks the camel's back.
  10. Damn. I really missed the boat on this one. Need to take better care with maintaining the watchlist. Stupid stupid stupid!
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    That's a good point. I guess most players like AGO end up on the menu for the big mobs. The first sign of viability and they're snapped up. FMG was a rare case of a larvae making it to maturity.
  12. In at 60 cents. I don't know what I'm doing.
  13. Thanks for the bedtime reading material Mark. Looking forward to reading your confessions.
  14. If only she'd kept those two sandwiches she wouldn't have left empty-handed.
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