Tag Archives: Market Review

Economic Overview The world held its breath as it entered the first quarter of 2021. Despite hoping for a peaceful transition from President Trump to President-elect Biden, the US Capitol Building was stormed by supporters of President Trump on January 6. The havoc saw five people die, including a Capitol Police officer. In the wake […]

Lessons From Nomadland

March 4, 2021

  In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis a shift occurred in how some older people lived their lives across the USA. For the most part it wasn’t a choice. It was forced. As home prices fell while jobs and savings evaporated, holding onto a house became a struggle. For some it became impossible. […]

Social media has been blamed for being the cause of many ills over the past decade. The ability to analyse our behaviour and micro target us with advertising may become the biggest ill of all. Being able to blatantly tell lies and distort the truth to a narrow group of people is regarded as a […]

Economic Overview 2020 will be a year of note in the history books. The problems started pre Q1 when spring 2019 bushfires seemed to rage endlessly in parts of Australia, extending into Q1 and contributing to one of the country’s worst bushfire seasons on record. Hot on the heels of the bushfires, the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Heirlooms

August 12, 2020

One of the staples of investment media and stock picking newsletters are the ‘if you had invested…’ stories. The writer will pick a well-known stock, go back to a point in time (usually the IPO) and inform us how many millions we’d have today, if only we’d invested a specific dollar amount into that stock. […]