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Reading the Tea Leaves

December 22, 2017

Investors at year-end are inclined to reflect on the 12 months gone and muse on what the coming year might bring. Aware of this appetite for speculation, the media tends to feed it with forecasts. These articles can be fun to read, but are even more so a year later. In January 2017, for instance, […]

Investing is a tough deal. Our noggins aren’t truly equipped to deal with all the variables, complexities and stimuli of the modern investment landscape. While it should be simple. Save. Stay liquid. Stay diversified. Stay disciplined. Australian saving rates are back to plumbing 10-year lows. For many the house is the savings vehicle. While household […]

The year’s winding down, so in the financial world that can only mean one thing – forecasts for next year. Every mainstream media outlet will be putting them together over the next month because A. people like lists; and B. they’re easy to string together. The thing to always keep in mind: they’re all worthless. […]

The Illogical Investor

November 28, 2017

Over recent months and weeks, I managed to persuade, cajole and convince my wife to allow me to spend around $35,000.00 of our savings, to invest in XXXX Resources. My wife is very conservative and careful with money, and it is only because of this, that we have what we have, today. I was completely […]

Catchphrase Investing

November 22, 2017

The financial media is drawn to catchphrases –acronyms and buzzwords that can be sold as the new thing. ‘FAANG’ (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) is the latest of these. But does this constitute an investment strategy? For journalists, commentators and marketers, acronyms like FAANG are useful. They fit easily into headlines and they appeal […]