About Greg Canavan

Greg Canavan is a Contributing Editor at Markets & Money and Head of Research at Port Phillip Publishing.

He advocates a counter-intuitive investment philosophy based on the old adage that ‘ignorance is bliss’.

Greg says that investing in the ‘Information Age’ means you now have all the information you need. But is it really useful? Much of it is noise, and serves to confuse rather than inform investors.

And, through the process of confirmation bias, you tend to sift the information that you agree with. As a result, you reinforce your biases. This gives you the impression that you know what is going on. But really, you don’t know. No one does. The world is far too complex to understand.

When you accept this, your newfound ignorance becomes a formidable investment weapon. That’s because you’re not a slave to your emotions and biases.

Greg puts this philosophy into action as the Editor of Crisis & Opportunity. He sees opportunities in crises. To find the opportunities, he uses a process called the ‘Fusion Method’, which combines charting analysis with more conventional valuation analysis.

Charting is important because it contains no opinions or emotions. Combine that with traditional stock analysis, and you have a robust stock selection strategy.

With Greg’s help, you can implement a long-term wealth-building strategy into your financial planning, be better prepared for the financial challenges ahead, and stop making the same mistakes that most private investors do every time they buy a stock.

To find out more about Greg’s investing style and his financial worldview, take out a free subscription to Markets & Money here.

And to discover more about Greg’s ‘ignorance is bliss’ investment strategy and the Fusion Method of investing, take out a 30-day trial to his value investing service Crisis & Opportunity here.

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trade war china and US

The Nanny State’s Crowning Glory

This latest ‘no sex with staffers rule’ to pretty much stop ministers from being immoral jerks is the Nanny State’s crowning glory. Meanwhile, politicians elsewhere threaten to bring an end to the first decent bout of post-2008 coordinated global growth by starting a trade war.
markets in 2017

What Did You Learn From The Market in 2017?

While I was bullish at the start of 2017, I’m not as bullish now based on fundamental factors. But I want to stress that I’m not expecting a market collapse. I think you’ll see stocks fluctuate a lot more in 2018 than they did in 2017.
bitcoin futures

Could Bitcoin Futures Crash the Price?

Bitcoin futures started trading yesterday morning on an exchange run by Cboe Global Markets Inc. The larger CME Group will launch its own bitcoin futures trading next week. How will this impact the market?

Another’s Worries Could Be Your Gains

My guess at this point is that the next sell-off will result in a panic in some parts of the market. And this may lead to a buying opportunity. The best way to outperform over the long term is to take advantage of others’ mistakes. And often, those mistakes are psychological.
investment process

Investment Process: This Is Your Brain on Stocks

The human brain is a disaster when it comes to investing or trading. The battle for control between the limbic system and the cortex creates all sorts of problems. I’m interested in how the brain responds to certain investing events. If we understand the responses, we can perhaps make better decisions under pressure.
global market sentiment is uncertain

Where Are the Exits?

Investors simply aren’t worried about anything. Which means the market isn’t priced for any kind of worrying event. When you get such pervasive optimism, it is indeed a time to be worried.
Freedom Oil and Gas shares rise

Oil Price Shows the Global Economy is Strong

Markets make opinions, goes the old saying. Nowhere is that more true than in the oil market right now. More broadly, the rally in oil prices tells you the global economy is healthy. That should keep stocks moving higher in 2017.
BHP shale oil

Why BHP Is Getting Out of US Shale Oil

The cycle has clearly turned for resources, and for BHP. Clear evidence of that lies in the amount of cash the company generated. Free cash flow (cash available for reinvestment back in the business, dividends, buybacks, etc.) grew to US$12.4 billion, up from just under US$4 billion last year.
Oil and gold stock market

What the Gold-Oil Ratio Is Telling You

On Monday, BlueScope Steel Ltd [ASX:BSL] fell 21%! In one day, nearly three months’ worth of gains were wiped out.  As the old saying goes, stocks rise by the escalator and go down via the elevator.
asset bubble

This Is Definitely the Top

It can’t go on… I’m talking about Australia’s national obsession: house prices. And another week brings another prediction about their inevitable demise.