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New ASA Podcasts

By demand, the ASA has been releasing regular podcasts, including recordings from the ASA National Conference.

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Exploring Intermarket Relationships: The Stock Market and Commodities

Let's face facts; the global financial market is a huge entity that has a number of diverse derivatives, assets and niches. Not only is the financial market a vast and constantly evolving entity, but it is also a confusing one that requires traders to develop tremendous levels of knowledge, insight and determinism if they are to be successful. 

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CEO of Ardent Leisure during Dreamworld tragedy receives big payout

Deborah Thomas, the high-profile boss of Dreamworld's parent company, Ardent Leisure, has made an early exit from the business, but will pocket in excess of 7$700,000.

Her tenure is raising even more eyebrows, given she'll now act as a consultant to Ardent during the coronial inquest, earnings $3,000 a day.
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2017 ASA AGM Webcast

In 2017, the ASA Board held a hybrid AGM to allow the participation of members from around the country as well as those able to physically attend on the day.

ASA is a longstanding champion of the AGM as the forum where boards are required to front shareholders and give them the opportunity to ask questions. It is a key aspect of good corporate governance. A hybrid AGM allows both shareholders in the room and those far distant to hear from directors, ask questions, and vote. It provides participation by all shareholders, not just some.

This was live streamed at 11am, Wednesday 10 May 2017

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Australian Shareholder Winners and Losers from May’s Budget

The first federal budget since the narrow re-election of the Liberal/National coalition in 2016 was announced on the evening of Tuesday 9th May. There were a couple of surprise inclusions in the budget, with plenty of winners and losers, from good news for patients and farmers, to bad news for university students and foreigners. Shareholders and those looking to start online share trading will be affected by the budget’s reveal too, though many changes had already been priced in.