In this post, I had a bit of a dig at the self-congratulatory nature of super funds and their lack of performance. In my piece, I mentioned that the long term rate for super funds was quoted at being around 7% for the past 30 years. So I decided to see what the differential between…Details
It has been a while since I updated my superannuation fees chart but was prompted yesterday by the following graphic that hit my LinkedIn feed. This was followed by the usual round of self-congratulations and back slapping as to how amazing the superannuation industry was. However, the table is lacking context in that it does…Details
This piece from the lads at MF&Co Asset Management dropped into my inbox this morning. What caught my eye was the notion that BHP was a high dividend yield play kind of stock. To be honest I had never thought of it that way and had only ever traded BHP via ETO’s and with the…Details
When reviewing the investment performance of any vehicle the picture you paint will depend upon the starting and finishing dates you select. This is an old trick of everyone from fund managers to financial planners to make something look really good. It is also sometimes used by journalists to make a rather tenuous point. This…Details
The S&P 500 index soared 38% in 1995. This sharp increase, following four years of steady gains, made some of the smartest investors on Wall Street begin to grow wary of a bubble in the making. Over the past few months, we studied what today’s most famous investors were saying during the years leading up…Details
A young man amasses $70,000,000 in trading profits, is accused of causing one of the biggest Stock Market Crashes ever, is the subject of a major US govt investigation and a multimillion-dollar manhunt, and all from his upstairs bedroom, in his parent’s modest house, in an ordinary London suburb, without his family or friends having a…Details
Visual Capitalist has generated a graphic on the world’s largest IPO’s – they also include this listing in tabular form which I have scrapped and dropped into Excel for readability.