General Stock Investment Strategies/Banks


Hi. I'm in Australia, but I hope you can help me anyhow.
I'm wondering how I can go about finding out where the bank I'm thinking to invest some money in will invest that money. ie. where do banks put their money to 'grow' it.
The bank I'm interested in is the Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Cheers, Elizabeth

The only suggestion i can make is go to your local bank and ask the stock market rep where his banks invest. considering how they had to be bailed out i would not be to sure about them anyway.  there is a movie on netflix about BARINGS BANK OF ENGLAND and how it failed in 1995 due to bad investments.
Barings Bank was an English merchant bank based in London, and one of the world's oldest merchant banks. It was founded in 1762 and was owned by the German-origined Baring family.[1] The bank collapsed in 1995 after suffering losses of 827 million ($1.3 billion) resulting from poor speculative investments, primarily in futures contracts, conducted by an employee named Nick Leeson working at its office in Singapore.

this is the bank that financed the louisana purchase in the us a couple hundred years ago.

the movie was called rouge trader . its a 1999 release

so your plan may have some downside.

my plays are always stocks i have tracked long term and have graphs that indicate a down point ie a buy point..

i recently had a buy trigger when ibm dropped from 190 to 179 in late jan 2014.

i watched for a bottom and when it was 15 bucks down at 174 I bought 185 price strike call options as i know ibm has a 10 buck bouncback..

ibm hit 183 fri and nmy options were sold at a 180 per contract profit.

ibm is a safe strong company

its consistant

and its trackable

my opinion is by aug 2014 it will be over 200 a share.

thats 30 years of tracking this stock a my basis.

I used my profit to buy some jan 2016 240 strike call options.  as i play for safety

this is how i invest. I wish you luck in your choices

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