9 pearls of ancient wisdom for investment success – Michael Yardney

Michael Yardney is an investment and wealth creation expert and a guest contributor for the Trading Game. Confucius say… “investor looking to create wealth from property can learn much from ancient Chinese proverbs.” Okay, so I’m not quoting Confucius verbatim, however the teachings of the ancient Chinese philosophers still ring true in today’s very different, modern…

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11 Lessons from the BRW Rich 200 list – Michael Yardney

Once a year the Australian magazine BRW publishes its list of Australia’s richest people and as you examine the list you’ll see every year the rich are getting richer. So, what can we learn from Australia’s wealthy individuals? Invest in property Property remains the single biggest source of wealth. This should come as no surprise…

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Around this time of year there is always a bit of chatter regarding a Christmas rally, so instead of relying on myth and hyperbole as most of the financial community do I thought I would fire up excel and have a look. The table below is of the average percentage gain for each month going…

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS

  The reviewer keeps comparing it to the GT3 which is a valid comparison if you are going to spend that much money. However, an afternoon in a GT3 will guarantee you a months worth of physiotherapy particularly if you hit a railway crossing at speed.  

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Hedge Funds Lose Money for Everyone

What could possibly go wrong….. When Douglas Kobak was an adviser at a large brokerage firm, he suggested his wealthiest clients buy a hedge fund promising to be “a very conservative alternative to bonds.” Then the credit crisis hit in 2008, the fund imploded and investors got 45 cents on the dollar — as long…

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History Counts

One of the more frustrating things about trading is that in some ways your returns are bounded by the environment within which you are investing. This is particularly true if you are dim enough to be  a buy and hold investor. The underlying sentiments of markets ebbs and flows and this sentiment infects all aspects…

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