Our market's had to do a lot of huffing and puffing, but finally the elusive 6000 points was passed last week. The way that it has been achieved is more a cause for reflection than for celebration. That's because the market is still more than 10 per cent below the peak of just over 6800 points reached on November 1, 2007. Most developed-country sharemarkets are trading well above their pre-global financial crisis highs of 10 years ago.
The regulator's actions to slow growth in lending to investors is seeing first timers coming into the market. Photo: Michael Mucci
Property prices in Sydney appear to be at turning point with Melbourne, perhaps, not far behind. What happens next is the $7.4 trillion question – the combined value of Australia's 9.9 million residential dwellings – with more than half of that value in Sydney and Melbourne.
Angie Ellis of 80 20 Investments has increased her lead in week two of the four-week Shares Race. The stock that shot her ahead of the pack in week one, DigitalX, has had another very good week with Ellis' original $10,000 in the stock growing to $37,500. Among other things, DigitalX is a facilitator of overseas money transfers with a digital currencies remittance product called AirPocket. Another of her picks, Australian Mines, had a very good week with her original $10,000 growing to $22,131.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".