With the Best of Intentions

In those long-forgotten days when high quality bond yields were close to (or even below) zero, most investors longed for a return to a ‘normal’ environment. When a staple element of most multi-asset portfolios would once again provide an adequate return. For a time, it seemed that this day would never arrive and we would…

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World Class…..Sort Of

Apparently, Australia risks being left behind in the race to attract overseas investors due to the twin evils of regulation and taxation according to this piece in the AFR. Whether it is or it isn’t I don’t really care. However the article did have the following staggering claim. “We have world-class fund managers thanks to…

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Five Lithium Stocks To Buy

…..if you don’t know what you are doing. Below is a list of lithium stocks currently being shopped around by various local brokers along with their price targets and the difference between the reality of the market’s price and the broker’s guess. It is at this point that I should make a comment about brokers’…

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The Mentor Program is Opening for Bookings Next Week

THERE ARE ONLY a few days to go before we open up for booking for the 2024 Mentor Program. The Mentor Program is a 6-month, repeat-for-free, comprehensive training course for traders of all levels. The Mentor Program kicks off in February 2024, but we open for bookings on Thursday 9th November. We’ll kick-off with pre-season…

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A Few Laws of Getting Rich

There are 13 divorces among the 10 richest men in the world. Seven of the top ten have been divorced at least once. Correlation isn’t causation, and that sample size is tiny. But a statistic that is so much worse than the national average, on a topic so fundamental to happiness, among a group whose…

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The Kiss of Fortune

I have just started making my way through the Shah of Shahs by Ryszard Kapuscinski and I came across the following passage – The concept of oil expresses perfectly the eternal human dream of wealth achieved through lucky accident, through the kiss of fortune and not by sweat, anguish, and hard work. In this sense,…

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Surprisingly A Broker Is Wrong

It is not surprising that a broker gets things wrong after all it is almost their default state. What is more annoying is that their error is parrotted by so many others who fail to do a simple bit of due diligence. At the beginning of the year, Credit Suisse generates what they call their…

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Sniff Out Hidden Profits

To get into the Mentor Program, you need to register for Priority Notification. Make a pact with yourself now that no matter what the economy is doing, you’re determined to become an ultra-versatile trader capable of sniffing out hidden profits in the sharemarket. It’s that’s what you’re after, we can show you how to get…

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What Were They Thinking?

In the world of finance, wealth can be easily gained and just as easily lost. Discover the thought-provoking stories of the Groupon founders, traders navigating wild market swings, and the stark realities that challenge the notion of “buy and hold.” This is a little bit of a journey into market history, so if you move…

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Chuck Feeney: All Duty

The story of the billionaire who wasn’t. When Charles “Chuck” Feeney first appeared on the world’s rich lists in the 1980s he had built a billion dollar business selling duty free goods to tourists. But he’d also given most of his money away to charity. BBC business editor Simon Jack and journalist Zing Tsjeng follow…

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Keeping On Buying Is Stupid

The process of initially entering financial markets is difficult that is a given – only a fool thinks it is easy although social media does a good job of convincing people that it is simple. The process is made all the more difficult because the industry is littered with stupid homilies that don’t work and…

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This is Water David Foster Wallace

“Greetings parents and congratulations to Kenyon’s graduating class of 2005. There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one…

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What Make Criticism So Sticky?

Can you recall a time when your parents criticized you? It could be about your motivation for school or work, or a time you messed up on the soccer field. Chances are there’s a vivid memory that pops into your mind years, perhaps even many decades, later. It doesn’t even have to be over something…

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