The spring of 2013 has been Australia's warmest on record. Mean temperatures for the season were 1.57C above the 1961-1990 average, surpassing the previous record of 1.43C (set in 2006) by 0.14C.
Analysts say that the outlook for listed IT services companies is better than it has been for many years
One thing's for certain - the pharmaceutical & biotech industry group isn't for the faint-hearted.
Any pullback in Telstra's share price can create buying opportunities for investors keen to get on board.
The consumer discretionary sector has been trending down for the past 5 years.
IT companies are presenting investors with much more stable investment opportunities than in the past.
A sector renowned for its high-risk plays is delivering the rewards ? and some.
Oil and gas stocks are part of the energy sector which has rewarded investors with an annualised price return of 13.84 per cent in the past 12 months.
Steven Hing, general manager of Zodiac Securities, has hand picked his best five stocks as considerations to buy from a consumer discretionary sector .
The biotechnology sector is high risk, but so are the rewards.
Looking forward and beyond resources there should be room for quality property trusts as part of a balanced portfolio.
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